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Technical Manager

Dr. Gareth Beckerman

Bio

Dr. Gareth is an internationally recognized scientist for his knowledge and contributions to nanomaterials sciences. His vast knowledge in nanotechnology has helped the development of new products and processes including XantuLayr and the recent research we have with FilterLayr development.

Publications

Pickering, K. L., Li, Y., & Beckermann, G. W. (2009). The effect of surface treatment conducted to improve interfacial strength on the tensile strength of natural fibres. In SMNZI Materials Conference. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Beckermann, G. W., & Pickering, K. L. (2009). Engineering and evaluation of hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene composites: Micro-mechanics and strength prediction modelling. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing40(2), 210-217. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2008.11.005

Beckermann, G. W., & Pickering, K. L. (2008). Engineering and evaluation of hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene composites: Fibre treatment and matrix modification. Composites: Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing39(6), 979-988. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2008.03.010

Pickering, K. L., Beckermann, G. W., Alam, S. N., & Foreman, N. J. (2007). Optimising industrial hemp fibre for composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing38(2), 461-468.

Pickering, K. L., & Beckermann, G. W. (2007). Developments in hemp fibre/thermoplastic composites. In International Conference on Natural Polymers, Bio-polymers, Bio-materials, their Composites, Blends, IPNs and Gels: Macro to Nano Scales (pp. PL4). Conference held at Kerala, India: Institute of Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

Beckermann, G. W., Pickering, K. L., & Foreman, N. J. (2007). Evaluation of the mechanical properties of injection moulded hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene composites. Advanced Materials Research29-30, 303-306.

Pickering, K. L., & Beckermann, G. W. (2007). Solution impregnated long hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene composites. In International Conference on Natural Polymers, Bio-polymers, Bio-materials, their Composites, Blends, IPNs and Gels: Macro to Nano Scales (pp. 1-4). Conference held at Kerala, India: Institute of Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

Beckermann, G. W., Pickering, K. L., & Foreman, N. J. (2006). Evaluation of the mechanical properties of injection moulded hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene composites. In 4th International Conference of Advanced Materials & Processing. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton:.

Islam, M. S., Pickering, K. L., Beckermann, G. W., & Foreman, N. J. (2005). The effect of fibre treatment using alkali on industrial hemp fibre/eproxy resin composites. In International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2005 (pp. 1-7). Conference held at Dhaka, Bangladesh: ICME 2005.

Pickering, K. L., Beckermann, G. W., Alam, S. N., & Foreman, N. (2005). Optimising industrial hemp fibre for composites. In Academy of Dental Materials Conference 2005. Conference held at Lake Louise, Canada.

Beckermann, G. W., & Pickering, K. L. (2005). The processing and improvement of hemp fibre reinforced biocomposite materials. In 15th International Conference on Composite Materials. Conference held at Durban, South Africa.

Pickering, K. L., Priest, M., Watts, T., Beckermann, G., & Alam, S. N. (2005). Feasibility study for NZ hemp fibre composites. Journal of Advanced Materials37(3), 15-20. Retrieved from http://www.ulrichsweb.com/

Beckermann, G. W., Pickering, K. L., & Foreman, N. (2005). Composite materials reinforced with New Zealand grown industrial hemp fibre. In Proceedings of the 59th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition (pp. 129-134). Conference held at Rotorua, New Zealand: New Generation Print & Copy.

Beckermann, G. W., Pickering, K. L., & Foreman, N. J. (2005). The production and evaluation of an injection moldable biocomposite material reinforced with industrial hemp fibres. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Dental Materials Conference 2005. Conference held at Lake Louise, Canada.

Beckermann, G. W., Pickering, K. L., & Foreman, N. (2004). Eco-friendly composite materials reinforced with industrial hemp fibre. In C. J. R. Verbeek (Ed.), Joint SCENZ / FEANZ / SMNZI Conference Vol. Proceedings of the Joint SCENZ / FEANZ / SMNZI Conference 2004 (pp. 49-52). Conference held at Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.