Dr Stewart Collie

Dr Stewart Collie leads the Bioproduct & Fibre Technology science team at AgResearch Ltd, based at Lincoln, near Christchurch.

Among their bio-based materials research, AgResearch develops new wool textile manufacturing processes and products, and seek to better understand wool’s intrinsic properties in order to exploit the unique attributes of the fibre.

Stewart graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Textile Technology from the University of New South Wales, and several years later completed a PhD in Chemistry from Massey University. Stewart’s current research interests are in wool biodegradation and human-textile physiological interactions.