Science for a Sustainable Future - Nelson (11 November)

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Science for a Sustainable Future - Nelson (11 November)

Nov 11, 2021 - 7pm
Trafalgar Centre
Paru Paru Road
Nelson 7010
It's free to RSVP below!

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.

Professor Sally Brooker - Principal Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute and a Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Otago. In recent years her research has increasingly focussed on testing designer complexes as catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR).

Dr Paul Hume - Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the MacDiarmid Institute based at the Victoria University of Wellington. He is researching organic solar cells as part of his work with MacDiarmid Institute Co-director Professor Justin Hodgkiss. His work involves making new materials, modelling them computationally, and studying them with ultrashort laser pulses.

Please RSVP to Jenny Pollock ( if you wish to attend, as there is a limit on numbers due to Level 2 Covid protocols.

Not in Nelson? We're also hosting this event in Wanaka (12 November), Napier (15 November), and Tauranga (22 November).

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