Dr Mark Lay
Qualifications: BSc, MSc(Hons), PhD Waikato
My current research is in water, waste-water, solid waste and odour control and treatment, environmental engineering, biodegradable plastics, and emerging contaminants.
I also supervise the University of Waikato School of Engineering Formula SAE team which designs and builds a Formula style race car for the Australasian FSAE competition in Melbourne/Winton Raceway each year.
I have also researched in bioprocess engineering and chromatography (continuous radial flow chromatography, and science education.
Current Research Students
James Aremu (PhD) – Arsenic removal from raw water sources
Daniel Bernstein (PhD) – Biological activated carbon for organics removal
Asaf Rachmani (PhD) – Endocrine distruptors in dairy shed effluent
Levi Farnum (PhD) – Algal remediation of rivers and estuaries
Tim Ng (PhD) – Protein recovery from green wastes
Chanelle Gavin (PhD) - Protein based foams
Safiya Noorzai (PhD) - Collagen recovery from bullhides
Daren Yang (ME) – Plug flow anaerobic digestion of dairy shed effluent
Kendal Buchanan (MSc) – Dairy shed effluent treatment modelling
Jonathan Van Harselaar (ME) - Formula SAE Wesmo car engine
Larissa Kopf (ME) - Formula SAE Wesmo car suspension dynamics
Jiaoying Wei (ME) - Rendering koi carp
Biotechnology; Engineering; Environment; Environmental Science and Technology; Experiential Learning; Materials and Processing; Mechanical; Sustainability; Waste
Gavin, C., Verbeek, C. J. R., & Lay, M. C. (2019). Formation of secondary structures in protein foams as detected by synchrotron FT-IR. Polymer Testing, 73, 82-86. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2018.10.043
Gavin, C., Verbeek, C. J. R., Lay, M. C., Bier, J. M., & Hicks, T. M. (2019). Thermal analysis and secondary structure of protein fractions in a highly aggregated protein material. Polymer Testing. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2019.04.023
Walallavita, A. S., Verbeek, C. J. R., & Lay, M. C. (2018). Morphology and mechanical properties of Itaconic anhydride grafted Poly(lactic acid) and thermoplastic protein blends. International Polymer Processing, 33, 153-163. doi:10.3139/217.3343
Noorzai, S., Verbeek, C., & Lay, M. C. (2018). Effect of plasticizer concentration on fabrication of collagen-based biodegradable films. In Chemeca 2018. Conference held Queenstown, New Zealand.
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