Professor Margaret Hyland was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, before moving to the University of Auckland to take up a postdoctoral fellowship in the Centre for Surface and Materials Science. She was recently awarded a Marsden Grant for research into Aluminium droplets within the Light Metals Research Centre. Margaret’s successful career has seen her hold many prestigious positions including Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Engineering, Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research in the University, and she is currently the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Engineering.
Margaret boasts many achievements outside of her university career. Currently she is Interim Director of the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge while also chairing the International Metals, Minerals and Materials Society’s Aluminium Committee. In late 2015 Margaret’s research into fluoride emissions in the aluminium industry led her being awarded the Pickering Medal.