Dr. Nafty Vanderhoek

Curriculum Vitae

A professional engineer with over 20 years experience in manufacturing and consulting.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD University of Adelaide
BSc (Hons) University of Adelaide
AFFILIATIONS: Appita Fellow
Oertel Nadebaum Distinguished Service Award 2009
AREAS OF
EXPERTISE:
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Paper machine chemistry
  • Process and product optimisation
  • Management of problem solving groups
  • Environmental audits
  • Technical Education
  • Coating
  • Wet end chemistry expert
  • Sizing
EMAIL: jo-annmoore@coveyconsulting.com.au

POSITIONS HELD:

2010 Covey Consulting Paper technologist
2008 – 2010 CSIRO Division Materials Science & Engineering Group Leader, Advanced Polymers
2004 – 2007 Ensis Commercial Manager – Ensis-Papro, Australia
2001 – 2004 CSIRO Dividion Forestry & Forest products Senior Principal Research Scientist
1998 – 2001 Amcor Ltd Technology Manager Fine papers
1990 – 1997

1974 – 1990

Amcor Ltd

APM Ltd

Senior Principal Research Scientist

Superintendent Pulping research, Environmental Scientist, Development Superintendent, Research Services Superintendent , Manager Process Technology


EXPERIENCE:

CSIRO

A wide range of research leadership positions and industry liaison

Development of novel barrier coating

CRC Smartprint programs leader for novel inks and coatings

Novel security product development

APM / AMCOR

Research project leadership across a range of pulp, paper and environmental areas, including new product development, process and product optimisation, technical improvement programs and novel effluent processes.

New pulping process developments including major new chemical pulping process and soda-AQ pulping, Pulp mill feasibility studies, bio-product development and evaluation, wood products development (Strand Board, MDF)

Patent filings, training programs, Appita testing Committee, quality control procedure standardisation

AWARDS, PATENTS, PUBLICATIONS:

  • Author of 35 papers in refereed journals including TAPPI, Appita, Inorganic Chemistry
  • Numerous papers presented at Appita Conferences,
  • Guest lecturer at numerous Appita / APPI courses
  • More than 200 major technical studies and reports
  • Attended numerous course and symposia
  • Awarded several patents with co-workers in pulping