Materials science and nanotechnology are key to solving the big problems of our time, such as climate change, and the MacDiarmid Institute is New Zealand’s premier research institute focused in this area.
Working with our teams of leading scientists opens up a wide range of opportunities for those who join us as students or investigators.
These include involvement in vital world-class research, start-up companies, industry collaborations, local and central government projects, and developing innovations to improve people’s lives.
Opportunities offered to our students include:
Our alumni are working throughout New Zealand, as well as all over the world, making a real difference in their chosen areas of research.
01/07/19 - This research project aims to investigate the use of biological waste products to create piezoelectric energy harvesters. The project will start with general investigations of the bio piezoelectric effect. Gained knowledge will be used to design, fabricate and characterize piezoelectric energy harvesting devices. Read more
At times the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology has places available for PhD scholarships.
At times the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology has places available for Masters scholarships.
The MacDiarmid Institute Investigator cohort represents New Zealand’s leading scientists in the fields of advanced materials and nanotechnology.
Our Postdoctoral Fellowships allow early career scientists to focus on developing their research with the support and collaboration of some of the top researchers in New Zealand.
We offer a limited number of competitive scholarships for our alumni to undertake further postgraduate study in business-related areas.
As part of completing an MSc, PhD or Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MacDiarmid Institute, we offer internships to students to enable them to gain experience in NGOs, industry or government.
We are offering scholarships for Māori and Pasifika students in the sciences. These scholarships will pay university fees up to $8,000 for the 2020 academic year, and a one-off cash award of up to $5,000.