Professional Title: Professor
Organization: University of Auckland
Sessions: Session 8
"Simon Bickerton is a native of Auckland, completing his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Auckland in 1993. He then went on to study at the Centre for Composite Materials, at the University of Delaware, completing his PhD in 1998 under the supervision of Professor Suresh Advani. From 1999 to 2011 he served as an academic staff member within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2012 he took extended leave from the University of Auckland, taking up a position with the BMW Group, Munich, Germany. There he worked within the department responsible for manufacture of structural carbon fibre parts, witha focus on the BMW Project i.
Simon returns to the University of Auckland in 2015 as Professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and as a member of the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials established recently on the universities Newmarket Campus."