Professor Conan Fee
CEng FIChemE FIPENZ, Ph.D (University of Canterbury)
DipMgt (Strategic Management & Leadership) (University of Waikato)
B.E. (University of Canterbury), A.T.C.L., L.R.S.M.
Winner, 2007 Fonterra Award of Excellence for oustanding contributions in the applications of novel technology in the bioprocessing field of chemical engineering.
Dean of Engineering and Forestry
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor
E538, Civil Mechanical
Phone: +64 3 364 2139 (direct)
Internal phone: 6139
I completed my PhD at the University of Canterbury in 1989, on the topic of blood flow disturbances and atherosclerosis. I then spent time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, working with Professor Cam Robinson on pulsed electric field ultrafiltration of proteins.
From 1991 to 1995 a joint appointment between the University of Waikato and the Meat Industry Research Institute of NZ and then from 1996, I moved full-time to the University of Waikato, where I played a major role in the introduction of the professional engineering degree programmes, notably materials and process engineering and biochemical engineering. I also developed much of the biotechnology teaching at Waikato and was Chairperson of the Department of Materials & Process Engineering from 2003 to 2005.
At the beginning of 2006, I moved to the University of Canterbury, where I am currently Professor of Chemical Engineering and Co-Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Centre.
I have spent three very enjoyable periods of sabbatical leave with my family, one with Amersham Pharmacia in Piscataway, New Jersey (1999), one with Amersham Pharmacia (now GE Healthcare) in Uppsala, Sweden (2003) and the last at the Australian Insitute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) in Brisbane, Australia (2010).
My interests lie the areas of bioseparations (mainly membranes and process-scale protein chromatography), biomolecular engineering (mainly protein PEGylation) and biomolecular interactions (mainly using surface plasmon resonance and quartz crystal microbalance techniques).
Please visit my research profile page for more extensive research information and a list of my recent publications.