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Robert Holt

Robert Holt

Team Leader

Advanced Manufacturing

Electrical Engineering

Areas of expertise

  • Electronic system design
  • Project Manager R&D
  • Renewable energy, including hydrogen as an energy vector for the future
  • IoT communication technology
  • LabView developer
  • Building multidisciplinary teams


  • MSc Physics, Victoria University Wellington 2005
  • BSc ARCS (Hons) Imperial College of Science and Technology 1980

Professional activities

  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Chartered Engineer


Robert started his career in the UK electricity supply industry, working in specialised radio systems and then developing high value pre-press equipment to process and print coloured images.

After migrating to New Zealand in 1996, he worked for a telecommunications system developer before moving back to research, including carbon capture, hydrogen-based energy storage and recently IoT wireless technologies.