2018 FUNDING SUCCESSES

2018 MACDIARMID INSTITUTE INVESTIGATOR (MI) MARSDEN GRANTS

Philip Brydon – University of Otago
Superconductors with intrinsic magnetism: Origin, evidence and universal physics

Geoff Jameson and Martin (Bill) Williams – Massey University Pectin methylesterases: tuning pectin function with complex variations upon a simple theme

Stuart Wimbush – Victoria University of Wellington
An ion-beam engineered microstructure for high-performance superconducting films

Chris Bumby – Victoria University of Wellington
Over-critical currents in a superconducting dynamo

Paul Hume and Geoff Waterhouse –University of Auckland
Next-generation small molecule acceptors for use in organic solar cells

Nigel Lucas – University of Otago
Carbon nanocones by design: Atomically-precise molecular containers


2018 MACDIARMID INSTITUTE INVESTIGATOR ROYAL SOCIETY GRANTS

Margaret Brimble – University of Auckland
• Unleashing new generation lanthipeptides from nature to combat antimicrobial resistance
• Sweetening biological therapeutics-chemical synthesis of glycoprotein mimics

Keith Gordon – University of Otago
Photovoltaics Korea

Sally Brooker – University of Otago
New complexes for photocatalytic hydrogen production

Renwick Dobson – University of Canterbury
New biophysical methods to understand how bacteria import metabolites across their cell membrane

2018 MBIE GRANTS AWARDED TO MACDIARMID INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS

Richard Blaikie and Damian Carder University of Otago and Callaghan Innovation
Highly efficient nanophotonic solar-hydrogen systems

Margaret Brimble – University of Auckland
• Fungal factories
• Enzyme inhibitor therapeutics
• Next-generation marine antifouling using designer peptides

Bob Buckley and Grant Williams – Victoria University of Wellington
Water purification using solar energy captured by natural photonic crystals

Shane Telfer – Massey University
Metal-organic framework glasses as next-generation porous materials

Keith Gordon – University of Otago
Lake snow toolbox
• Capturing the value of New Zealand red meat

Simon Granville, John Kennedy, Jerome Leveneur and Grant Williams – Victoria University of Wellington and GNS
Tuneable monolithic magneto resistive sensors for asset management

Michel Nieuwoudt – University of Auckland
Photonic device for rapid prostate cancer detection and mapping

Volker Nock – University of Canterbury
Beyond myrtle rust: Next-generation tools to ‘engineer’ forest ecosystem resilience to plant pathogens

Bob Buckley, Simon Granville, Michele Governale, Franck Natali, Ben Ruck and Joe Trodahl – Victoria University of Wellington
Addressing the need for magnetic memory to enable superconducting computing

2018 MBIE SMART IDEAS GRANTS

Ben Ruck and John Kennedy – Victoria University of Wellington and GNS
Transparent thermoelectric device

CALLAGHAN INNOVATION

Keith Gordon – University of Otago
New Zealand Steel

2018 HRC GRANTS

Margaret Brimble – University of Auckland
Naturally occurring peptaibols: “magic bullets” for targeting breast cancer
• Targeting pathogen energetics to produce new antimicrobials

2018 NSC (NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGES)

Renee Goreham – Victoria University of Wellington
Accelerate my impact
• Magnetic metal nanoclusters

Volker Nock – University of Canterbury
Medical technology: home and community care

Simon Granville and Ben Ruck – Victoria University of Wellington
A New transistor exploiting electron spin

2018 DOMESTIC GRANTS – GOVERNMENT FUNDING

David Barker – University of Auckland
Molecular sponges
– MPI – Primary Growth Partnership with New Zealand winegrowers

Simon Brown – University of Canterbury
Topological 2D materials – Dumont d’Urville

Michele Governale and Ben Ruck – Victoria University of Wellington
Ministry of Education networks of expertise funding

Margaret Brimble – University of Auckland
Nitroheterocycles as methanogen inhibitors AgResearch funding
New generation methanogen inhibitors AgResearch funding

Volker Nock – University of Canterbury
Photonic professional GT 3D laser lithography system – Lottery Health Equipment funding

2018 DOMESTIC GRANTS – OTHER

Margaret Brimble – University of Auckland
• CGRP – Proof of concept studies
– Living Cell Technologies (LCT) research project
• Pramlintide – proof of concept studies
Living Cell Technologies (LCT) research project
• Synthesis of loline alkaloids – Biotelliga research project

Keith Gordon – University of Otago
Non-destructive SBD detection by Laser – Zespri Group Limited

Pauline Harris – Victoria University of Wellington
Planetarium Dome Project – SMART

Emilia Nowak – Massey University
Understanding and reducing labelling failure due to condensation on Gold3 – Zespri Group Ltd

Matthew Cowan – University of Canterbury
Recovery of waste from feedstock WNT Ventures

James Crowley – University of Otago
• Novel antibacterial and anticancer systems – Mrs Pauline Lane (donation)
Cancer drug delivery – Oceanbridge Golf Charity Trust (donation)

Jenny Malmström – University of Auckland
Ansto beamtime for GISAXS

Geoff Waterhouse – University of Auckland
• Rechargeable metal-air batteries – philanthropic donation
• Low cost electrocatalysts for hydrogen production and rechargeable Zn-Air batteries – Energy Education Trust of New Zealand Project Funding

INTERNATIONAL – PUBLIC SECTOR FUNDING

Margaret Brimble University of Auckland
Diabetic cardiomyopathy – new molecular intervention targets and a biomarker strategy

Petrik Galvosas – Victoria University of Wellington
Molecular mechanisms of mechanosensation and shape regulation in cells

Duncan McGillivray – University of Auckland
The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) postgraduate research fellowship

Jadranka Travas-Sejdic – University of Auckland
Insect odorant receptors on conducting polymer thin films for odorant sensing

Richard Tilley – University of New South Wales
Nanoparticle enzyme mimics

Keith Gordon – University of Otago
Faster interfacial electron transfer: the effect of molecule shape and size

Geoff Waterhouse – University of Auckland
• XAS characterization of porphyrin-like single metal atom sites in MOF-derived N-doped porous carbons: Towards improved electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
• Novel photocatalysts derived from layered double hydroxide nanosheets for CO hydrogenation to olefins under visible light
• Effect of Particle Size on the Local Electronic Structure of Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets for Photocatalytic Ammonia Synthesis

David Williams – University of Auckland
Fellowship: Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, UK

INTERNATIONAL – PRIVATE SECTOR FUNDING

Jim Metson – University of Auckland
A new quality and low production cost alumina for aluminium production and PFC degradation

Geoff Waterhouse – University of Auckland
• Rechargeable metal-air batteries
• Low cost electrocatalysts for hydrogen production and rechargeable ZN-air batteries

Margaret Brimble – University of Auckland
• Synthesis of SapVax hPam2 constructs conjugated to TRP2
• Further synthesis hPam2 constructs, 6 peptides and 1 uPam self-adjuvanting construct
• Synthesis of hPam2 synthesis

2018 KIWINET AWARDS

Matthew Cowan – University of Canterbury
Kiwinet Emerging Innovator
Kiwinet Pre-seed accelerator funding

Aaron Marshall – University of Canterbury
Emerging Innovator Award

2018 UNIVERSITY INTERNAL FUNDING

Martin Allen – University of Canterbury
Australian Synchrotron Beamline Funding

Matthew Cowan – University of Canterbury
Correlation of heat of adsorption to gas transport within dense solids

Volker Nock – University of Canterbury
Innovative spin coating to create environmentally friendly materials

Viji Sarojini – University of Auckland
Environmentally benign antimicrobial technology

Geoff Waterhouse – University of Auckland
Novel catalytic technologies for carbon dioxide reduction to fuels and valuable commodity chemicals

Michel Nieuwoudt – University of Auckland
Sweat, tears and cortisol: non-invasive measurement of cortisol

Emilia Nowak – Massey University Establishing assumptions of the mathematical model of gastrointestinal tract

Jeff Tallon – Victoria University of Wellington
NMR and muon research on HTS superconductors

Catherine Whitby – Massey University
Interfacial rheometer
• Armouring biomaterials for the challenges ahead