Tim completed a Batchelor of Engineering degree at University of Canterbury where he graduated with First Class Honours in Natural Resources Engineering, graduating April 2016.
From his academic beginnings in the University of Canterburyís Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department he is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, his interests have always fallen at the intersections of sustainability, engineering, and agriculture.
Having experienced the true research experience Tim was keen to advance his skills in agricultural systems modelling looking at food security and sustainability. He then wants to apply the set of skills gain from his PhD along with the world-leading engineering knowledge and resources from the University of Michigan to make a measurable impact towards this end.
Long term Tim is looking to return to New Zealand where he hopes to collaborate with leading experts as well as having interaction with government and policymakers to create meaningful impact in his chosen field
Tim was awarded a Templin Scholarship of US$30,000.