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Board, executive, staff and students - Annual Report 2020

Governance Representative Board

7 April, 2021

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

Professor Ray Geor*
Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Sciences
Massey University

Professor David Harper*
Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering,
Architecture & Design
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Wendy Lawson
Pro Vice-Chancellor Science
University of Canterbury

Mr Paul Linton
General Manager, Research and Technical
Services, and Commercial Businesses
Callaghan Innovation

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

Professor Ehsan Mesbahi*
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Wellington Faculties of
Science, Health, Engineering, Architecture and
Design Innovation (SHEADI)
Victoria University of Wellington

Mr Hēmi Rolleston
General Manager, Ma¯ori Forestry Futures
Scion

Mr Geoff Todd
Managing Director, Wellington UniVentures
(formerly VicLink Ltd)
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

Professor Paul Kruger
Deputy Director Stakeholder Engagement MacDiarmid Institute
University of Canterbury

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

Associate Professor Carla Meladandri
Science Executive Representative, MacDiarmid Institute
University of Otago

Catherine Gibbs
Centre Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Rosie Wayte
Administrator, MacDiarmid Institute
Minute-taker
Victoria University of Wellington

International Science Advisory Board

Professor Sir Richard Friend
Cavendish Professor of Physics
University of Cambridge, UK
Physics of energy materials, condensed matter

Dr Anita Hill
Chief Research Scientist, Future Industries
CSIRO, Australia
Porous materials

Professor Wilhelm Huck
Professor of Chemistry, Institute for Molecules and
Materials
Radboud University, Netherlands
Artificial cells

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 physics and chemistry, nanotechnology,
nanobioscience

Professor Daniel Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
Harvard University, USA
Chemistry of renewal energy

Professor Ivan Parkin
Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty
University College London, UK
Nanomaterials

Professor Annie Powell
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of
Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany
Molecular materials

Dr Charles Royal
Independent researcher and consultant,
New Zealand, Mātauranga Māori

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 computing, condensed matter physics

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

Dr David Williams
Chief Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager,
Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory
University of Cambridge, UK
Materials for computing

Science Executive

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

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

Professor Paul Kruger
Deputy Director, Stakeholder Engagement
University of Canterbury

Associate Professor Geoff Willmott
Deputy Director, Commercialisation and Industry
Engagement
University of Auckland

Dr Pauline Harris
Māori Research Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Carla Meledandri
Principal Investigator Representative
University of Otago

Dr Natalie Plank
Principal Investigator Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr James Storey
Science Leader: Tomorrow’s Electronic Devices
Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Geoffrey Waterhouse
Science Leader: Energy
University of Auckland

Dr Catherine Whitby
Associate Investigator Representative
Massey University

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

Edoardo Galli
MESA Chairperson
University of Canterbury

Ex-Officio

Catherine Gibbs
Centre Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Kevin Sheehy
Commercialisation Manager, MacDiarmid Institute
Victoria University of Wellington

Rosie Wayte
Administrator, MacDiarmid Institute
Minute-taker
Victoria University of Wellington

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

MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Association (MESA) 2020

Edoardo Galli
Chair
PhD Student
University of Canterbury

Sam Brooke
Secretary
PhD Student
Massey University

Sriram Sundaresan
Treasurer
PhD Student
University of Otago

Tarek Kollmetz
Social Media Representative
PhD Student
University of Auckland

Aljo Anand
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Auckland

Luca Bondi
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Otago

Tane Butler
Centre Representative
MSc Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Liam Carroll
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Canterbury

Caitlin Casey-Stevens
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Otago

Stephanie Lambie
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Auckland

Hellen Nalumaga
Centre Representative
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Tehreema Nawaz
Centre Representative
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Sashikumar Ramamirtham
Centre Representative
PhD Student
Massey University

Charlie Ruffman
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Otago

David Uhrig
Centre Representative
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington