Mr Kieren Petty

Kieren joined Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K as a Research and Development Engineer in 2023. Kieren has had a variety of experiences in different engineering disciplines. Most recently, Kieren has worked for an Australian manufacturer, developing new products from concept to completion.  

Through his studies and work experience Kieren has developed a passion for research, design, and development. His interests include additive manufacturing, material research, computational modelling and simulations.  


Kieren received his Bachelor of Engineering with an extended major in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Queensland in 2015. He also completed a Master of Engineering Science in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering in 2020 from the University of Queensland. His undergraduate thesis focused on using computational methods to analyze in situ combustion efficiency using infrared spectroscopy. Kieren’s postgraduate thesis focused on the biodegradability of biodegradable polymers in an anaerobic environment. 


In 2017, Kieren worked as a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Wood and Grieves Engineers, now a part of Stantec. Here Kieren worked in building services providing drafting and engineering support to the project engineers. This included working on an energy audit and providing energy-saving recommendations for Brisbane City Council pool operators. Through this experience, Kieren practised key skills relating to project management, design principles, and stakeholder engagement. 

In 2019, Kieren was engaged by Storm Water Consulting (SWC) to update and develop key software applications for their business. He was able to implement the desired improvements which significantly reduced SWC’s labour costs through a reduction in repetitive menial tasks, future-proofed their business, and provided SWC with a competitive edge against their opposition. 

In 2022 Kieren began working as a design Engineer at Everhard Industries (EI). Throughout his tenure at EI, he was involved in designing, developing, and implementing multiple products. These products were made from precast concrete, injection molded polymer, and rotomolded polymer products. He developed skills in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), design for manufacturing (DFM), and project management.