Grant Lumsden PhD BEng CEng MIMechE

Partnerships Manager & Senior Project Engineer

Kaiwhakahaere Rangapū me te Kaipūkaha Kaupapa Matua—Partnerships Manager & Senior Project Engineer 

Grant’s role sees him working across both the Robinson Research Institute to develop their research and Wellington UniVentures to enable innovative growth. Grant supports the work of Rod Badcock, using superconducting technologies to drive the electrification of aircrafts and mass transport and is also responsible for finding other opportunities to utilise Robinson Institute IP in industry.

Gaining a PhD in Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Grant has a diverse portfolio of experience. Grant’s background in product research and development for mechatronics and hard-tech has seen him work across the UK, Australia and New Zealand, with roles at Cummins, Williams Hybrid, Weta Workshop and most recently, Callaghan Innovation. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in engineering and commercialisation.

In his spare time, Grant enjoys sailing dinghies, endless home renovations and buying unnecessary amounts of hi-fi gear.