Professor Margaret Hyland
Trends in Research Funding: Challenges and Opportunities for Materials Science and Engineering
Margaret Hyland is Vice-Provost (Research) at Victoria University of Wellington.She has responsibility for developing and implementing strategies and processes
to achieve the University’s strategic research objectives.
Originally from Canada, Margaret holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario and has spent her research career specialising in aluminium technology,
and the chemistry and engineering of material surfaces. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society
Te Apārangi.She was the first woman awarded the prestigious Pickering Medal for excellence in technology by the Royal Society Te Apārangi in 2015 and
the first woman to chair the Metals Minerals and Materials Society’s Aluminium Committee.
Margaret has held many senior research leadership roles at national, university and faculty levels. She has also led large research collaborations and
has as an impressive track record in external research funding, having secured NZ$39.1 million over the last 11 years.
In 2017, Margaret was seconded to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in the role of Chief Scientist.She provided science leadership to
the Ministry and worked across science policy and investments on the development and implementation national research, science and innovation strategies.