A Kitchen Science Cookbook by Michelle Dickinson is helping mothers to engage in the joys of science with their daughters.Read more in The Spinoff.
Professor Simon Brown, MacDiarmid Principal Investigator at the University of Canterbury, and his research regarding neuromorphic computer chips is featured on TVNZ and at the idealog.
Dr Carla Meledandri, 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize Winner, appeared on RadioNZ on several occasions to present her exciting research. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018631847/our-changing-world-for-15-february-2018 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018631849/science-speed-dating-leads-to-top-award http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2018632547/nanotechnology-can-save-your-teeth-carla-meledandri
MacDiarmid Institute PhD student Leo Browning manipulates nano-wires to make neural networks that behave like living neurons. His thesis focuses on the production of nanowire based neural networks and methods for their application in sensor and logic devices, and integrating networks to tune their behaviour.The long-term goal for this research is to explore electronics that […]
Amanda Barnard, speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, works on how nanodiamonds may be used to control where and how much of a drug is administered within the human body. Read more
Director of the MacDiarmid Institute, Professor Thomas Nann, associate Professor Justin Hodgkiss, and post-doctoral fellow Dr Renee Goreham give an overview over the MacDiarmid Institute’s research activities. Read more
David Leigh, plenary speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, builds machines that can work on the scale of DNA sized molecules. Read more He also talked to RadioNZ about these ‘molecular machines’. Read more Here he works his magic on students from Burnside High School and other Christchurch schools. Picture Source: University of […]
Dr Carla Meledandri, principal investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute at the University of Otago, has found a way to use charged antibacterial silver nanocomposite structures ‘to sterilise dentine prior to the placement of a dental restorative material’ (publication). Read more
Superconductors already have various applications (electromagnets, digital circuits, particle detectors) but would be even more usefull if they operated at higher temperatures. They would be a revolution to power grids and how power is generated and distributed around the world. And they would make all other current applications cheaper and safer. Ben Mallett, research fellow at the University of […]