Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext. 87212
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019
Geoff’s research interests are diverse and multidisciplinary, spread across the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology and Nanotechnology. Current research is focussed around the development of efficient supported noble metal nanoparticle catalysts for hydrogen production from renewable sources, and the fabrication and characterisation of smart optical coatings (in particular bioinspired photonic crystal thin films) for optoelectronic and catalytic applications. The synthesis of perovskite-type oxynitrides, and the application of these materials as ecologically friendly pigments and visible-light driven photocatalysts, is also an area of current research activity. A central theme of his research is exploration of the fundamental relationships between the chemical, physico-chemical, structural, electronic and optical properties of solids and their function.
We have had a large number of successes this year, starting with Professor Sir Paul Callaghan (VUW) being named New Zealander of the Year which led straight into our biennial International conference. This year the conference was held in Wellington and it was the largest of the five that we have held, bringing several hundred […]