n John Pockett's Curriculum Vitae

John Pockett's Curriculum Vitae

CAREER SUMMARY:

QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD in Applied Science, Uni. of South Aust.
BSc in Physics and Maths, Monash University.
Matriculation, Melbourne High School

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

* SA Enterprise Workshop
* Leadership and Communications
* Project Management
* Commercialising Research
* Effective Communication for Engineers
* Problem Solving and Troubleshooting
* Law and the Engineer
* Presentation Techniques
* Introduction to C Programming
* Interfacing Computers with C
* Novell Netware System Administration
* Advanced FORTRAN
* Productivity/Quality Circles
* Techniques of Quality Control

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CAREER HISTORY:

Jun 1995 - present JOHN POCKETT & ASSOCIATES, Adelaide, Aust.
Consultancy in Product & Process Improvements, Industrial R & D, Data Analysis, Maths Modelling and IT.

Jan 2007 - present UNIVERSITY of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy Centre (part time)

Jul 2007 - Oct 2007 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY, Adelaide, Aust.
Research Contract -Materials & BioEnergy Group.

Mar 2004 UNIVERSITY of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.
Research Contract - Molecular and Biomedical Sciences.

Jan 1998 - Oct 2004 UNIVERSITY of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.
Parttime/fulltime completing a PhD thesis in Materials Science at the Ian Wark Research Institute (The Wark).

Jul 1995 - Jul 1996 RESEARCH LABORATORIES of AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.
Developing new processes on contract

Sep 1984 - Apr 1995 SOLA OPTICAL, Adelaide, Aust.
1993-95 Project Officer in manufacturing group
1988-92 Manufacturing process improvements
1984-88 Project Team Leader - Product/Process improvement

Jun 1977 - Sep 1984 PHILIPS MICROELECTRONICS FACILITY, Adelaide, Aust.
1981-84 Production/Development Engineer
1977-81 Quality Engineer

Mar 1975 - Jun 1977 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, Adelaide, Aust.
Research Assistant - Physical and Inorganic Chem. Dept.

Aug 1970 - Jun 1974 OPTISCHE INDUSTRIE NV, The Netherlands
Developing image intensifier tubes and vacuum technology

Dec 1966 - Aug 1969 DULUX PAINTS LTD., Melbourne, Aust.
Leader, Instrumental Colourmatching for production depts

CAREER HISTORY DETAILS:

Jun 1995 - present JOHN POCKETT & ASSOCIATES, Adelaide, Aust.

Consultancy in Product and Process Improvements, Industrial R&D and IT.

Jan 2007 - present UNIVERSITY of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.
The Sustainable Energy Centre at Uni of SA conducts research and produces PhDs in a range of sustainable energy fields where it has gained recognition for its expertise. These include roof insulation, and phase change materials
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy Centre (part time)

Working on projects and interests in:

Jul 2007 - Oct 2007 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY, Adelaide, Aust.
The Materials and BioEnergy Group at Flinders Uni. had, amongst other projects, developed expertise in the creation of biodiesels that do not crystallise at sub zero (0 deg C) temperatures from meat and livestock tallow waste by additives that they developed.
Research Contract - Materials & BioEnergy Group.

Reporting to the Leader of the Materials and BioEnergy Group

Activities:

Mar 2004 UNIVERSITY of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.

Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Dept. Uni. of South Aust. is working on a joint project with the Waite Institute of Adelaide University to develop automated in-line monitoring of a variety of parameters during the fermentation process of wines. This is in order to assist modern winemakers in improving the process control and quality of their wines.

Research Contract - Moleccular and Biomedical Sciences

Reporting to the leader of the project

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Jan 1998 - Oct 2004 UNIVERSITY of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.

Parttime/fulltime completing a PhD thesis in Materials Science at the Ian Wark Research Institute (The Wark).

Since 1989 there has been a much greater weight of polymers than metal sold around the world.

Jul 1995 - Jul 1996 RESEARCH LABORATORIES of AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, Aust.

RLA independently developed the "xerographic" photocopying process at the same time as Xerox. RLA has gained a worldwide reputation in the field for its electrophotographic contract research and carries out research mainly for large international companies. It employs approximately 35 people.

Developing new processes on contract

Reporting to the Manager of the Laboratories

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Sep 1984 - Apr 1995 SOLA OPTICAL, Adelaide, Aust.

SOLA is the world’s largest manufacturer of (combined) ophthalmic, sun and safety lenses. It employs approximately 3000 people worldwide.

1993-95 Project Officer in manufacturing group

Reporting to the Manager of Mould Manufacture Australia. 25 - 75 employees manufacturing specialist glass moulds for international ophthalmic lens casting sites in the SOLA group.

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1988-92 Manufacturing process improvements

Reporting to the R&D Physics Manager of the Research Centre.

80 employees in the Centre carrying out research for the international SOLA group.

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1984-88 Project Team Leader - Product/Process improvement

Reporting to the Group Process Technology Manager in the R & D Centre.

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Jun 1977 - Sep 1984 PHILIPS MICROELECTRONICS FACILITY, Adelaide, Aust.

Part of the worldwide Philips organisation. 250 employees at the facility designing and manufacturing integrated circuits, solar panels, transistors, diodes and thick film hybrid circuits, for Australian commercial and defence markets.

1981-84 Production/Development Engineer

Reporting to the head of Photovoltaics.

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1977-81 Quality Engineer

Reporting to the Quality Manager.

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Mar 1975 - Jun 1977 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, Adelaide, Aust.

Research Assistant - Physical and Inorganic Chem. Dept.

Reporting to two lecturers (at different times).

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Aug 1970 - Jun 1974 OPTISCHE INDUSTRIE NV, The Netherlands

The company develops and manufactures medical and military equipment. It employs 250-300 people.

Developing image intensifier tubes and vacuum technology

Reporting to the heads of Image Intensifier Tube and Vacuum Technology Groups (at different times).

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Dec 1966 - Aug 1969 DULUX PAINTS LTD., Melbourne, Aust.

Dulux is one of the largest paint companies in Australia

Leader, Instrumental Colourmatching for production depts

Reporting to the Central Research Lab. head of Process Technology

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