The topic for this year’s MacDiarmid Institute Regional Lecture Series is Good news for a change: Sustainability Tech in Aotearoa New Zealand and the science behind it.
In association with the Hawke's Bay Branch of the Royal Society of NZ, join us at our first event of the series in Napier on 7th of August, when Chris Bumby, Nate Davis and Tahlia Crabtree will talk about some of the things happening within the sustainability tech ecosystem, such as exciting new sustainability technology, based on deep science, that’s making its way into the world with clear potential to address some of the challenges we’re facing.
Professor Chris Bumby is a Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute, and Chief Scientist (Materials) at the Robinson Research Institute of Victoria University of Wellington, where he works on a range of commercial and industry-facing applied research projects. These span a number of materials engineering topics, including hydrogen steelmaking, ceramic semiconductors and superconducting machines.
Dr Nate Davis is an Associate Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute, a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow. Nate’s background is in chemistry and physics within the field of optoelectronics, specifically the creation of materials allowing light and electronic energy to be interchanged.
Dr Tahlia Crabtree is the Outreach Coordinator at the Robinson Research Institute, organising engaging activities and events to inspire and educate students about STEM. She is a qualified meteorologist, and was previously a weather forecaster with a keen focus on communicating weather to the public.
Not in Napier? We're also hosting this event in Wanaka (11 August), Tauranga (21 August), and Nelson (31 August).