AMN9 Wellington 10-14 February 2019

This year’s AMN9 conference will take place in Wellington. Read more at the official AMN9 website.


Materialise: a sustainable future

                            Registrations are now closed. If you require any further information about this event email carol.wheatley@vuw.ac.nz.  Play the game ‘Materialise: a science quest’ here Watch our alumni videos here


MacDiarmid researchers successful in latest MBIE round

The MacDiarmid Institute is pleased to share the following successes from MacDiarmid researchers in this year’s MBIE Endeavour fund round. All up, these grants come to around $28M, which is shared with non-MacDiarmid research collaborators in many cases (not all listed below).   Research Programs   Addressing the need for magnetic memory to enable superconducting […]


Applications are now open for the 2018 round of MacDiarmid Institute Business Scholarships for Alumni

The MacDiarmid Institute is offering a limited number of competitive scholarships for alumni to undertake further postgraduate study in business-related areas.   This call is open to alumni who completed their PhD under the supervision of a MacDiarmid Institute investigator.   These scholarships can be used for qualifications including Master of Business Administration, Master of […]

New Principal Investigators

The MacDiarmid Institute proudly welcomes eight new principal investigators. Pauline Harris Dr Pauline Harris is a lecturer in the Faculty of Science at Victoria University of Wellington, where she lectures in the Science and Society programme on science communication, science in everyday life and the importance of energy in society. She has a PhD in […]


MacDiarmid Researcher and University of Auckland Professor David Williams shortlisted for 2018 KiwiNet Award

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Principal Investigator and University of Auckland Professor David Williams was today announced as a finalist for the KiwiNet Baldwins Researchers Entrepreneur Award. This award recognises an entrepreneurial researcher who has made outstanding contributions to business innovation or has created innovative businesses in New Zealand through technology licensing, start-up […]


Change in leadership sees MacDiarmid Institute head in new direction

Chair of the MacDiarmid Institute Board, Paul Atkins, today announced the appointment of Associate Professor Nicola Gaston and Associate Professor Justin Hodgkiss as Co-Directors of the Institute. “I’m delighted to see both Associate Professor Gaston and Associate Professor Hodgkiss take up the roles of Co-Director of the MacDiarmid Institute.  Both have long experience as MacDiarmid […]


Productivity Commission cites MacDiarmid Institute as key organisation contributing to low emissions materials and technologies

MacDiarmid Institute welcomes Productivity Commission Report on Low Emissions Economy MacDiarmid Deputy Director Dr Geoff Willmott today welcomed the Productivity Commission Report on Low Emissions Economy. The report notes the MacDiarmid Institute has research strength in this area. “We welcome the Commission’s call for more research into low-emissions research and development. The report correctly identifies […]


Call for new Associate Investigators

Call for new Associate Investigators (AIs) The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology   Deadline: 10th May 2018   The MacDiarmid Institute invites applications for new Associate Investigators (AIs).   Selection criteria: All investigators have to support and implement the vision and mission of the MacDiarmid Institute; AIs have to contribute to one or […]

Micronutrient profiling of human breast-milk derived exosomes

Frontiers in Genetics paper about studying exosomes derived from human breast milk from MacDiarmid alumni and VUW lecturer Dr Renee Goreham and MacDiarmid PI Professor Thomas Nann. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgene.2018.00092/full More info: A collaborative review article on exosomes found in breastmilk, paying particular attention to the proteomics and biochemistry. This review was motivated by the research interests […]

MacDiarmid Institute Equity Policy

MacDiarmid Institute Equity Policy. Read More (opens pdf)


Call for Personal Post-Doctoral Fellowships by 10th April 2018

Call for Personal Post-Doctoral Fellowships The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Deadline: 10 th April 2018 The MacDiarmid Institute invites applications for new Personal Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Up to five positions are available in this round of funding. Funding will be awarded for a fixed term, full-time (37½ hour week) position with the employment […]


Harvard Professor Daniel Nocera – Fuels to Food from Sunlight, Air, and Water

Harvard Professor and MacDiarmid Institute International Science Board member Dan Nocera talk at the Royal Society: Fuels to Food from Sunlight, Air, and Water. 20 February 2018. Read more at RadioNZ and TheSpinoff.                      Professor Nocera’s talk at the Royal Society


MacDiarmid Professor Shane Telfer helps easing life for asthmatics

Scientists hope to help asthma sufferers and others needing oxygen at home by developing ‘molecular sponges’ with nanoscale-sized pores to purify the air. There’s possibly nothing more frightening than struggling to take a breath. Something asthmatics and others with respiratory diseases know all too well. Many of these people depend on portable oxygen concentrators, small […]