CREATIVE, AMBITIOUS, INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
Our research is organised into three themes. Each theme explores a different aspect of material science and nanotechnology in depth, ranging from the design and construction of nanodevices to analysing the properties of novel materials. Linking researchers across physics, biology and chemistry adds breadth and enables us to investigate the unfamiliar areas where these disciplines meet. Find out more about our strategic objective to deliver excellent scientific research and education.
Bridging the gap – an introduction to Functional nanostructures, with Science Leader Professor Bill Williams. Materials, with designs inspired by, or manufactured using, biology will be created and used in, for example, photovoltaic materials, medicine, medical technologies, diagnostics, bioseparations, sensors and drug delivery. Creation of these new functional nanostructured materials with their enhanced capabilities will […]
Energy for the future – an introduction to Materials for energy capture and utilisation with Science Leader Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse. New technologies specifically targeted to solar energy capture and new materials that will move us towards realising a sustainable future will be in development. Overview and Summary of Goals Materials technology for energy harvesting […]
Materials Century Demands High Value Products – an introduction to Materials for High Value Technologies with Science Leader Professor Simon Brown. The landscape for New Zealand’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector will be energised by research on new materials that create economic value, and provide solutions to social and environmental challenges. An embedded culture of […]