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About NovoLabs

NovoLabs is a Start-Up company spun out of the School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 

Our Mission is simple: Cleaner Water Cheaper. To offer products and services to operators of water and wastewater treatment systems to save them money and make their lives easier.

Embedded in Massey University, NovoLabs is your portal to cutting edge environmental technology and world class analytical facilities.


The Team

Highly qualified technical staff that can focus on what you need


Dr Matthew Sells

Matt has a background in Environmental Engineering. He has a keen interest on water and wastewater treatment, with his PhD being focused on small scale wastewater treatment systems. Matt is now focused on deploying the novel supercritical UV technology developed at Massey University into industry.


Prof Andy Shilton

Andy, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand, has over 25 years of experience ranging from design/build of full-scale pollution control systems to mechanistic environmental research. Andy worked as a consultant engineer in New Zealand and England before returning to Massey University. Andy is the inventor of supercritical UV.


Mark Kiely

Mark has significant experience in manufacturing and design in industry and backs this experience up with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics. Mark has extensive abilities with CAD design and is able to rapidly prototype required componentry.