Dr Shen Chong

Associate Investigator

Phone: +64-4-463 x0072

Postal Address:

Robinson Research Institute
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 33436
Lower Hutt 5046

Dr Shen Chong is a Scientist at Robinson Research Institute (VUW) based at Callaghan Innovation, Lower Hutt. He received his PhD in Materials Chemistry from The University of Auckland in 2002 and was awarded a FRST postdoctoral fellowship in the same year.  He spent two years (2007-2009) at the Institute of Material Science, University of Tsukuba, supported by a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship nominated by MoRST.


Research Interests

Shen’s main interests are in the study of superconductivity, magnetism, topological phenomena, and surface science. He is currently working on newly discovered superconductors which include the iron-pnictides and chalcogenides, Cu-doped bismuth selenide topological-insulator, and the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). He has also spent the last ten years developing the organic-inorganic metal oxide layered hybrids together with Prof. Jeff Tallon. He is currently co-managing the MacDiarmid Institute funded high magnetic field magnetic property measurement system (MPMS) and physical property measurement system (PPMS), specializes in magneto-transport, AC-magnetisation and heat capacity measurements on the PPMS.

Associated Content


The Christmas Wrap

We’ve had another big year. We welcomed two new Deputy Directors Profs David Williams (UoA) and Alison Downard (UoC) (Shaun Hendy stepping down at the end of last year and Simon Brown at mid year). We also welcomed six new Principal Investigators (Natalie Plank (VUW), Cather Simpson (UoA), John Kennedy (GNS), Duncan McGillivray (UoA), Bernd […]


Stuart Wimbush: From materials to systems

Story by Ruth Beran Commercialising high temperature superconductors is what the 25 scientists and engineers at the Robinson Research Institute (RRI) do best. Formerly part of IRL, and called the Superconductivity and Energy Team, the RRI is now part of Victoria University of Wellington. The Robinson Research Institute was named after the late Dr Bill […]

Controlling their own destiny

The scientific legacy of Dr Bill Robinson is a new Institute at Victoria University Wellington bearing his name. The Robinson Research Institute is a newly-formed institute at Victoria which comprises the 25 scientists and engineers who previously formed the Superconductivity & Energy team at Callaghan Innovation (formerly IRL). This team has moved in its entirety from their previous employer to Victoria University […]