MESA bootcamp – an adventurous academic experience

MESA bootcamp—an adventurous academic experience


The MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association (MESA) ran its fifth annual three-day ‘bootcamp’—–an ‘adventurous academic experience in a remote location’ at the Forest and Bird Lodge on Mt Ruapehu. This year the camp explored instrumentation and other advanced equipment for new materials research. MacDiarmid Associate Investigator Dr Jenny Malstrӧm joined the students and postdocs in a long weekend of intensive research. This year’s bootcamp focused on specialised equipment.

Advanced materials research relies heavily on specialised instruments for characterisation, and the development of better equipment for measuring existing materials, instrumentation and automation, photoluminescence spectroscopy, probing biological and materials interfaces.