Dr Grundy's research focus in in engineering education and current trends in industry. Her passion includes sustainable manufacturing and design from raw materials to process and product improvement and/or development.
After completing her PhD in Chemical Engineering from UNSW (2004), Dr Grundy joined a global building manufacturing company and became a Senior Technical Leader within the Research and Development division of the company. After 15 years in industry, Dr Grundy is at UNSW as an Education Focussed academic, predominantly responsible for Engineering design courses.
My research passion is in sustainable manufacturing while my expertise area is in materials development, process improvement, process development and implementation. My current research interests is in process optimisation and improvement in industry-linked projects. These projects include advanced material development with a focus on nanoparticles and surface treatment, characterisation at laboratory, pilot scale level through to industrial scale-up.