Our People

There's no doubt about it; our strength lies in our people. 

With a comprehensive team of experts in full and part-time roles, we give clients access to a diverse workforce showcasing the best brains in the business. Our experts include engineers, scientists, and technicians. Delivering expert technical consulting, many of our people hold doctorates or higher qualifications. All are skilled in developing practical and innovative solutions to client-specific and industry-wide challenges.

We place considerable emphasis on career development and encourage our team members to actively participate in industry forums and pursue growth opportunities across technical, business, and leadership spheres. This means they're always learning, growing, and adding more value to your organisation.

Meet Our Experts

Nick Miller
Business Unit Leader, Laboratory
& Testing Services

James Manning

James Manning
Business Unit Leader, Process
& Environmental Services

Trevor Layzell
Business Unit Leader, Materials
& Engineering Services

Michael Wallis
Business Unit Leader, Future Energy


Dr Russell Coade
Principal Materials/Mechanical Consultant

Harry Better
Principal Materials/Mechanical Consultant

Christine Hicks
Senior Consultant

John Edgley
Principal Materials Engineer


Michelle Muhlnickel
GroupLeader/Analytical Chemist

Dr Sam Clayton
Senior Process Engineer

Marius Harmse
Team Leader Laboratories/Analytical Chemist

Dr Fedir Woskoboenko
Senior Principal Consultant


Jasmina Karevski
Analytical Chemist

Dr Ninh Nguyen
Principal Consultant

Ken Sidharta
Materials/Mechnical Engineer

Dr Abi Babu
Engineering Consultant - Future Energy


Howard Ellis
Senior Technical Officer

Ross Ulmer
Senior Technical Officer

Anthony Douglas
Process Engineer

Dr Dan O'Neill
Metallurgical Engineer


Matthew Baxter
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Glenn Innes
Senior Chemical Engineer

Blake Stewart
Chemical Engineer

Chris Patterson
Project Manager


Richard Coldham
Principal Materials Engineer

Steven Lai
Materials Engineer

Sky Loo
Group Leader, Condition Assessment

James Taylor
Principal Mechanical Engineer


Fotini Gurfinkel

Alex Blatchford
Technical Director

Dr Helena Zhu

Dr Helena Zhu
Engineer Consultant - Energy

Shelly Huang

Shelly Huang
Engineering Consultant


Richard Odgers
Principal Materials/Mechanical Consultant

Bradley Price
Mechanical Engineer

Eugene Melideo
Technical Officer

Joel Samsu
Process Engineer


Aiman Yusri
Process and Plant Performance Engineer

Warwick Robinson
Principal Power Plant Engineer

Matthew Barlow
Senior Combustion Engineer

Jacob Perry
Process Engineer


Liam Butler
Graduate Process Engineer

Jarryd Cutting
Analytical Chemist & Technical Expert Biomass and Waste-to-Energy

Andrew Gietman
Analytical Chemist & Consultant Biomass and Waste-to-Energy


Rowan Mackay

Analytical Materials Technologist


"Continuation of work done and excellent past dealings." 

Justin Tan

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Our certifications

NATA accredited AtS/NZS ISO 17025, AS/NZS ISO 17020NATA Accredited Laboratories number 561.

ISO 9001 Quality Management certied by BSI under certicate number FS605116.

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