Ms Lisa van den Berg

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BSc (Tech), Biotechnology

MSc (Hons), Biotechnology

Over the years I have worked in the knowledge transfer industry collaborating with academic and clinician researchers to deliver impact from research outcomes. I am very passionate about the translation end of research and enhancing impact through providing a whole system approach, overcoming barriers, mentoring, effective communication of research outcomes, enabling collaboration and facilitating networking.

As a Masters student I co-invented Novatien a bio-plastic product of Aduro biopolymers LP, and was involved in commercialisation of this and other University of Waikato innovations during my time at WaikatoLink.


Verbeek, Casparus J. R. & van den Berg, Lisa E. (2012) Structural changes as a result of processing in thermoplastic bloodmeal, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. •

Verbeek, C. J. R., & van den Berg, L. E. (2011). Mechanical properties and water absorption of thermoplastic bloodmeal. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, online, 1-11. doi:10.1002/mame.201000374

Verbeek, Johan., & van den Berg, Lisa., (2010) Extrusion processing and properties of protein-based thermoplastics – A Review, Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, 295, 10-21.

Verbeek, Johan., & van den Berg, Lisa., (2010) Development of proteinous bioplastics using bloodmeal, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 19(1), 1-10. doi:10.1007/s10924-010-0232-x

Verbeek, Johan., & van den Berg, Lisa., (2009) Recent developments in thermo-mechanical processing of proteinous bioplastics, Recent Patents on Materials Science. 7

Magazine Article: Verbeek, J., & van den Berg, L., (2008) Proteinous bioplastics from bloodmeal, Bioplastics Magazine, Issue 5.

Patent Family: Verbeek, J., Everett, L., Pickering, K., Viljoen, C., Plastics Material, Priority NZ 551531 (Granted), other Jurisdictions USA (Granted), Australia (Granted), Europe, China, and Canada.