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Melissa Kupa

Research Engineer

Advanced Materials

Metals and Ceramics

Areas of expertise

  • CAD programs


  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Mechanical 

Professional activities

  • Member of Engineering NZ


Melissa joined the Metals and Ceramics team in December 2019.

Melissa grew up in Lower Hutt, Wellington and is currently completing her BEngTech degree at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), specialising in Mechanical Engineering. She is exploring disruptive shaping techinques in her final year project, which she is working on part-time alongside the Metals & Ceramics team.

She is interested in working on new and innovative technologies, learning more on the job and using her knowledge and expertise to research and develop future technologies.