Susan Krumdieck

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New Zealand engineering academic

Why Is Susan Krumdieck Influential?

By James Barham, PhD

Susan Krumdieck was born in New Zealand. She is currently Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Krumdieck received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1983 from Arizona State University, and her master’s degree in energy systems in 1989 from Arizona State University. She then obtained her PhD in mechanical engineering in 1999 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Krumdieck joined the faculty of the University of Canterbury in 2000. Krumdieck’s research focuses on ways to reduce fossil-fuel consumption by means of the development of innovative engineering methods and adaptive technologies. She has paid special attention to oil-supply problems arising in connection with transportation systems and urban planning.

Krumdieck is the leader of GATE (Global Association for Transition Engineering), a group of engineering academics and professionals working to facilitate the transition from a fossil fuel–based to a renewable fuel–based global economy.

Krumdieck has published more than 160 peer-review journal articles and book chapters. She is also the author of Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future (CRC, 2019).

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According to Wikipedia, Susan Pran Krumdieck is a New Zealand engineering academic. She was an academic from 2000 to 2020, and the first woman appointed to full professor in engineering in 2014 at the University of Canterbury. She is currently Professor and Chair in Energy Transition at Heriot-Watt University.

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