Dr Jenny Malmström

Principal Investigator

Jenny Malmström is a senior lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. She holds a MSc (bioengineering) from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and a Ph.D. (nanoscience) from the University of Aarhus, Denmark (2010). She moved to New Zealand in 2010 and joined the University of Auckland as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Chemical Sciences. Her research is interdisciplinary and focusses on engineering surfaces for applications as advanced materials and biointerfaces. Her research group has expertise in characterising and understanding the interactions between soft matter (biomolecules, cells, polymers) and surfaces. The group is currently applying this this detailed understanding to emerging and exciting areas such as the creation of new magnetic materials, to create ordered functional patterns of proteins and to help understand and control cellular behaviour.


Associated Content

Jenny Malmström on RadioNZ

Associate Investigator Jenny Malmstrom talks to RadioNZ about stem cells, implants and materials science. Read more


Dr Jenny Malmstrom – Developing the future science leaders

Part of a series of stories from the 2014 Public Annual Report. This profile comes from the Leadership section where we discuss all the things the Institute is doing to help develop “scientifically astute, entrepreneurial and socially active leaders.”   The MacDiarmid Institute is dedicated to growing and developing scientifically astute, entrepreneurial and socially active leaders at all stages […]