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Board, Executive, staff and students - Annual Report 2018

8 April, 2019

Governance Representative Board

Mr Paul Atkins
Chair of the Board

Professor Richard Blaikie
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Enterprise
University of Otago

Mr Will Charles
Executive Director, Technology Development, UniServices
University of Auckland

Professor Don Cleland
Professor of Process Engineering
Massey University

Dr Ian Graham*
Research, External Relations and Commercialisation
GNS Science

Dr Chris Kroger*
Acting Team Leader Research and Contracts
GNS Science

Professor Wendy Lawson
Pro Vice-Chancellor Science
University of Canterbury

Joe Manning*
Head of Department – Materials and Air
GNS Science

Mr Hēmi Rolleston
General Manager Sectors
Callaghan Innovation

Mr Geoff Todd
Managing Director, VicLink
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Mike Wilson

Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering, Architecture and Design
Victoria University of Wellington

*Partial year

Ex-Officio

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston
Co-Director, MacDiarmid Institute
University of Auckland

Professor Justin Hodgkiss
Co-Director, MacDiarmid Institute Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Geoff Willmott
Deputy Director Commercialisation and Industry Engagement, MacDiarmid Institute University of Auckland

Dr Franck Natali
Deputy Director Stakeholder Engagement, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Carla Meladandri
Science Executive Representative, MacDiarmid Institute
University of Otago

Catherine Gibbs
Centre Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Sonia Hutton*
Administrator, MacDiarmid Institute
Minute-taker
Victoria University of Wellington

Carol Wheatley*
Administrator, MacDiarmid Institute
Minute-taker
Victoria University of Wellington

*Partial year

Industry Advisory Group

Mr Paul Adams
Chairperson & CEO
EverEdge IP

Mr Simon Arnold
Managing Director
Arnold.co.nz – Investing with Science
Part-time CEO of NZ’s National Energy Research Institute

Dr Andrew West
Chairman
Aquafortus
General Partner of Matu

Dr Andrew Coy
CEO Magritek

Ms Suse Reynolds
Executive Director
The Angel Association New Zealand
Board member of Wellington region’s Angel HQ

Mr Greg Shanahan
Managing Director & Co-founder Veriphi and Founder of the Technology Investment Network

Dr Shaun Tan
Head of Technology
Lanaco

International Science Advisory Board

Professor Sir Richard Friend
Cavendish Professor of Physics
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Organic Optoeletronics

Professor Justin Gooding
Scientia Professor
Founding co-director of The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine
University of New South Wales, Australia
Nano-medicine and electrochemistry

Professor Michael Kelly
Prince Phillip Professor of Technology
University of Cambridge, UK
Electro-optic materials and devices

Professor Jeffery Long
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Inorganic and solid state chemistry

Professor Tomonobu Nakayama
Deputy Director, Administrative Director, Group Leader of WPI-MANA
Deputy Director of ICYS
Professor at the University of Tsukuba
National Institute for Materials Science | NIMS International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Surface science and nanotechnology

Professor Matt Trau
Professor of Chemistry, University of Queensland
Deputy Director and co-founder, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
University of Queensland, Australia
Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and molecular diagnostics

Professor Daniel Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
Harvard University, USA
Catalysis and energy

Professor Teri Odom
Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor
Northwestern University, IL, USA
Designing structured nanoscale materials with exceptional properties

Professor Ivan Parkin
Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Faculty
University College London, UK Nanostructured, organic, magnetic, and superconducting materials

Professor Thomas Schimmel
Director, Institute of Applied Physics
Head of Department, Institute of Nanotechnology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Applied Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology Germany
Scanning probe microscopy and nanolithography

Professor Michelle Simmons
Director, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
Laureate Fellow
Scientia Professor of Physics
University of New South Wales, Australia Quantum physics

Dr David Williams

Chief Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nano engineered electronic devices

Science Executive

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston
Co-Director, MacDiarmid Institute University of Auckland

Professor Justin Hodgkiss
Co-Director, MacDiarmid Institute Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Franck Natali
Deputy Director Stakeholder Engagement Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Geoff Willmott
Deputy Director Commercialisation and Industry Engagement
University of Auckland

Professor Penny Brothers*
Principal Investigator Representative
University of Auckland

Professor Simon Brown
Science Leader: Tomorrow’s Electronic Devices
University of CanterburyA

Dr Renee Goreham*
Associate Investigator Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Paul Kruger
Science Leader: Energy
University of Canterbury

Dr Jenny Malmström*
Associate Investigator Representative
University of Auckland

Dr Carla Meledandr
Principal Investigator Representative
University of Otago

Dr Natalie Plank
Principal Investigator Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Erin Service
MESA Chairperson
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic*
Science Leader: Functional Nanostructures
University of Auckland

Professor Martin (Bill) Williams*
Science Leader: Functional Nanostructures
Massey University

Ex-Officio

Catherine Gibbs
Centre Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Gavin Clark*
Commercialisation Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Sonia Hutton*
Administrator, MacDiarmid Institute
Minute-taker
Victoria University of Wellington

Carol Wheatley*
Administrator, MacDiarmid Institute Minute-taker
Victoria University of Wellington

Vanessa Young
Strategic Engagement Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

*Partial year

MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association (MESA) 2018

Erin Service
Chair
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Renee Goreham*
Treasurer
Postdoctoral Fellow
Victoria University of Wellington

Tarek Kollmetz
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Auckland

Alexandra McNeill
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Canterbury

Geoffrey Weal
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Otago

David Perl
Secretary and Centre Representative
PhD Student
Massey University

Shalini Divya
Treasurer
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Geoffry Laufersky
Centre Representative
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Kathryn Schroeder
Social Media Representative
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington