Current MSc Scholarships

Current MSc Scholarships

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is New Zealand’s premier research organisation in materials science and nanotechnology. MSc studentships are now open across our research areas and partnership institutions. Successful candidates will become members of the MacDiarmid Institute, a national Centre of Research Excellence which provides collaborative opportunities and a thriving environment to work in. 

As a MacDiarmid Institute MSc student you will be encouraged and financially supported to take advantage of the many opportunities we provide to broaden your experience and skills. Activities on offer include

  • 3-6 month industry internships
  • annual multi-day workshops on specialist topics such as communication, commercialisation and leadership
  • intensive annual multi-day bootcamps (held in remote and beautiful locations) where experts share their knowledge in an important current research area, and
  • outreach events, working with school teachers or children.

The MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association (MESA), run by students and postdocs, organizes additional activities.

For more details on specific projects, deadlines, etc – contact the appropriate MacDiarmid Institute Investigator  from the list below.

 

 

 

Functional Nanomaterials

   

Energy

 A/Prof Nigel Lucas Department of Chemistry, University of Otago nlucas@chemistry.otago.ac.nz  New carbon-rich molecular materials, based on well-defined nanographenes and other polyaromatic architectures, will be rationally synthesised to better understand structure-property relationships. Of particular interest is the tuning of electronic/optical properties, and exploring the correlation between molecular and bulk structure towards porous organic frameworks for uptake/storage of gases and other guests. The project will involve a major component of organic synthesis, combined with characterisation of the structure and properties of resultant materials, both in-house and with collaborators within the Institute.

Tomorrow’s Electronic Devices