Associate Professor Petrik Galvosas

Associate Professor Petrik Galvosas

Associate Investigator

Phone: 04 463 6062

Fax: +64-4-463 5237

Postal Address:

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600 Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Petrik Galvosas received a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree from the University of applied Sciences of the German Telekom in 1993 which was followed by a Dipl.-Phys. (physics diploma degree) of the University of Leipzig in 1998. The two theses were dealing with audio recording equipment and NMR diffusometry respectively. In 2003 he received his PhD from the University of Leipzig. The thesis revolved around the diffusion in porous materials and high performance NMR diffusometry. From 2003 to 2005 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the MacDiarmid Institute. From 2005 to 2009 he held a position as Juniorprofessor at the University of Leipzig.

Since 2009 he is working as a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (Victoria University of Wellington) and is an Associate Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.


Research Interests

Petrik’s research interest concerns Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and its application in the field of soft matter and porous media. For soft matter it explores the behavior of complex non-Newtonian fluids such as polymer solutions or surfactant systems under mechanical shear. For transport processes in porous media, advanced NMR methods may contribute to the understanding of molecular exchange processes as seen in microporous materials such as zeolites. It may also improve our understanding of transport and diffusion in natural porous media such as soil, rocks or aquifers. Ultimately, current research is continuously pushing the boundaries and versatility of the NMR-toolbox.




Associated Content


Nanocamp 2014 in Review

By Associate Professor Michele Governale From the 15th to the 17th of January SCPS hosted the 6th edition of Nanocamp, a week-long science camp sponsored by The MacDiarmid Institute for students starting their last year of high school in 2014. The selection process to be admitted to Nanocamp is extremely competitive, with the best science students in the country […]


MacDiarmid Investigators success with MSI bids

Congratulations to the following MacDiarmid Institute Investigators named on awarded MSI grants, in no particular order:   New Cathodes, $964,050 over 2 years: Simon Hall (Lead Scientist, MU) Magnetic Devices, $3.9 m over 4 years: John Kennedy (Co-Lead Scientist, GNS) and Simon Granville (IRL) [Grant co-lead with Nick Long, IRL] Laser Micromachining, $7.8 m over […]

United Nations In A Lab

  It’s become commonplace to describe a multi-national group as a veritable United Nations, but in the case of the Magnetic Resonance Physics Group based at Victoria University the cliché holds true. With all the PhD candidates coming from overseas, and academic colleagues visiting from the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Mexico, Japan and Australia, […]


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
NMR diffusometry for porous media research 0 Days November 5, 2015