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Collaborative researchThe MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is extremely proud to be New Zealand’s premier research organisation in materials science and nanotechnology. At times, Masters studentships are available in our research areas and partnership institutions.

Successful candidates will become members of the MacDiarmid Institute, and given exciting collaborative opportunities and a thriving environment within which to work.

Our alumni are working all over New Zealand and the world in many different fields and are having real impact. As a MacDiarmid Institute Masters student you will be encouraged and financially supported to take advantage of the many opportunities we provide to broaden your experience and skills.

Activities available for Masters scholarship students include:

  • Annual multi-day workshops on specialist topics such as communication, commercialisation and leadership
  • Intensive annual multi-day bootcamps (held in remote and beautiful locations) where experts share their knowledge in an important current research area
  • Outreach events, working with school teachers or children
  • Membership of the MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association (MESA), run by students and postdocs, which organises additional activities.

Each scholarship is worth NZD$20,000 per annum (not taxed) and includes all domestic student fees.

MacDiarmid Institute funded Masters project

Piezoelectric energy scavenging using biowaste

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.

This is a fully funded MacDiarmid Institute Masters Scholarship. The Scholarship is available for one year. The stipend is $20,000 NZD per annum. The scholarship covers domestic fees.

For more information, or to apply, please send your cover letter, CV and academic transcript to Dr Jenny Malmström at j.malmstrom@auckland.ac.nz. This Masters project is a 120p ME project at Auckland University.

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