18 November 2015

Peter Gostomski wins Fonterra Award for Excellence

Associate Professor Peter Gostomski

The Awards of Excellence in Chemical Engineering are awarded at Chemeca APCChE each year. New Zealand board member Peter Gostomski was the recipient of the Fonterra Award.

The Fonterra Award recognises outstanding contributions in the industrial application of novel technology in the bioprocessing field from a chemical engineer in Australia or New Zealand. Achievements may be in a technical or management field. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, IPENZ or RACI.

Associate Professor Peter Gostomski received his first degree from Pennsylvania State University and his MSc and PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He joined the staff at Canterbury in 1998 and is the current Head of Department.

Dr Gostomski’s research specialty is developing bioreactor technology to explore microbial activity and product properties.  He led the team from Canterbury, Auckland and Fonterra to develop a teaching package that integrates 3-D photography, technical drawings and text into a seamless immersive learning environment.  Dr. Gostomski also championed the creation of the bioprocess engineering minor at Canterbury.

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