The MacDiarmid Regional Lecture Series


August 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm


October 6, 2017 - 10:00 pm


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Little Materials, Big Stories – Women Nanoscientists tell their stories

Ever wondered what the life of a nanoscientitst is like?  Wondering what it would be like being a female scientist in physics, chemistry or engineering – areas of science largely populated by male scientists?

The free annual MacDiarmid Regional Lecture Series kicks off in Tauranga on Monday – this year focusing on Women in Nanoscience.

These are personal stories, told by women scientists from the MacDiarmid Institute.

These free public talks in six locations around New Zealand (Tauranga, Napier, Whanganui, Nelson, Wanaka and Oamaru) will take you on a tour of the realities of life as a scientist and the research in the MacDiarmid Institute – from Chemistry to Physics to Engineering to Biology and beyond. 

These talks are suitable for all levels and ages.


The next talk is in Wanaka:

Wanaka: Friday 6 October Presbyterian Church Hall 91 Tenby Street | Wanaka




All welcome.


You’ll find more information about all of the lectures below:

Aug 21st (Tauranga): Jenny Malmstrom and Laura Domigan

Aug 29th (Hawke’s Bay): Catherine Whitby, Margaret Brimble and Gemma Cotton

Sept 4th (Nelson): Natalie Plank and Renee Goreham

Sept 4th (Oamaru): Alison Downard, Anna Garden, and Dagmara Jaskolska

Sept 12th (Whanganui): Ashley Way and Carla Meledandri

Oct 6th (Wanaka): Cather Simpson, Michelle Dickinson and Penny Brothers


Some of the researcher’s stories are collected here.


Video of the AMN8 Women in Nanoscience panel