Science for a Sustainable Future - Napier (15 November)

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Science for a Sustainable Future - Napier (15 November)

Nov 15, 2021 - 6 PM
EIT Taradale, Lecture Theatre 1
501 Gloucester Street, Taradale
Napier 4112
It's free!

Event details

Come and hear MacDiarmid Institute researchers talk about the new Research Programmes included in the MacDiarmid Institute’s new research plan, which began with the start of their new contract on 1st July 2021.

Our scientists will talk about the four research programmes: Towards Zero Waste (Reconfigurable Systems), Towards Zero Carbon (Catalytic Architectures), Towards Low Energy Tech (Future Computing) and Sustainable Resource use (Mātauranga Māori Research Programme). They will also talk about the MacDiarmid Institute and what the start of the new contract means for us.

Dr Jenny Malmström - Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute and Lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. Jenny’s research is interdisciplinary and focuses on engineering surfaces for applications as advanced materials and biointerfaces.

Dr Kim McKelvey – Associate Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute and Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. Kim studies how nanoscale structure affects electrocatalytic reactions and develops new experimental techniques to make nanoscale electrochemical measurements, characterize the electrocatalytic activity of nanostructured samples, and integrate nanostructure into energy storage and conversion technologies.

Associate Professor Mark Waterland – Associate Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute and Associate Professor in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University. His research is driven by an interest in the development and properties of optical materials, both molecular and nanostructured.

Not in Napier? We're also hosting this event in Nelson (11 November), Wanaka (12 November), and Tauranga (22 November).

Otherwise let us know where you'd like us to visit next!