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Careers with Engineering

José Lahoz-Monfort

Engineer
José Lahoz-Monfort was trained as an engineer, but his heart was always in conservation. Now, he uses his tech skills to make it easier to spot wildlife.

Breanna Clayton

Structural engineer
Breanna Clayton wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after high school – until a family trip to the United States when she was 17 sparked her interest in buildings and structures.

Mahonri Owen

Robotics engineer
Passionate about helping people, Mahonri Owen is drawing on both STEM skills and Māori knowledge to develop a brain-controlled prosthetic hand. 

Barbara Van De Sande

Industrial design engineer
In high school, Barbara Van De Sande’s teacher told her she’d never be good enough for medical engineering. It ignited a fire in her. 

Claire Chaikin-Bryan

Civil and environmental engineer
An engineer with a knack for coding, Claire Chaikin-Bryan is using her STEM skills to make communities more liveable.

Mary Poniard

Biomedical engineer
Biomedical engineer Mary Poniard is making sure 2000 new ventilators for Australian intensive care wards are ready to care for COVID-19 patients.

Mat Bowtell

Industrial engineer
Industrial engineer Mat Bowtell is using his engineering skills to help others.

Huy Nguyen

Systems and humanitarian engineer
Huy Nguyen is using his skills and qualifications to improve lives and wellbeing. 

Mark Henaway

Electrical engineer
Music first sparked Mark Henaway’s interest in engineering, and led to a successful, diverse career.

Nima Sherpa

Space mining expert
Nima Sherpa took a leap and moved from the US to Australia, where her career in the resources industry took off. Now she’s set her sights out of this world.

Iftekhar Ahmad

Communications engineer
Associate Professor Iftekhar Ahmad communicationS engineer researching how to connect is a the cities of the future – without costing the Earth.

Genevieve De Michele

Civil engineer
Civil and construction engineer Genevieve De Michele loves seeing her work in the real world everyday.

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female engineer
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