Come and hear MacDiarmid Institute scientists talk about how materials science is offering a greener future for our planet.
Our scientists will talk about how solar energy materials, new battery technologies, and carbon capture can offer a zero carbon future.
We are not climate scientists and this lecture is not about climate change. We are materials scientists and we’ll be speaking about research underway here in New Zealand that may reduce and perhaps even remediate the effects of climate change. This will include new energy technologies, renewables, energy efficient computers, recyclable consumer electronics and the upcycling of natural materials to contribute to a renewable economy.
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"Solar PVs, wind turbines, batteries, electric vehicles, passive cooling, renewable fuels, fertilisers, waste, even computers and data centres - these are areas where substantial innovation may get us a long way to a sustainable future."Professor Justin Hodgkiss Principal Investigator Co-Director The MacDiarmid Institute
Dr Laura Domigan is a Lecturer at the University of Auckland and an Associate Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute.
Her current research involves creating biomaterials derived from natural polymers strong enough to replace or repair elements of the eye.
Dr Ben Mallett is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Photon Factory at the University of Auckland and an Associate Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute.
His research interests involve the physics of magnets and superconductor which are set to revolutionize the size and power of electric motors, and the efficiency of computers.