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Governance Representative Board

20 August, 2020

Paul Atkins
Chair of the Board

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

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

Professor Don Cleland
Professor of Process Engineering
Massey University

Heather Deacon*
General Manager - Research and Technical
Services Operation, Māori Economy and Programmes
Callaghan Innovation

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

Professor Wendy Lawson
Pro Vice-Chancellor Science
University of Canterbury

Joe Manning
Head of Department – Materials and Air
GNS Science

Hēmi Rolleston*
General Manager Māori Forestry Futures
Scion

Geoff Todd
Managing Director, VicLink
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Mike Wilson*
Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering,
Architecture & 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

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

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

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

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

*Partial year

Industry Advisory Group

Paul Adams
Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer
EverEdge IP

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

Dr Andrew Coy
Chief Executive Officer
Magritek

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

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

Dr Shaun Tan
Head of Technology
Lanaco

Dr Andrew West
Chairman
Aquafortus
General Partner of Matu

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

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

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 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 physics and chemistry, nanotechnology, nanobioscience

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

*Partial year

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

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

Dr Renee Goreham*
Associate Investigator Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Pauline Harris*
Māori Research Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Carla Meladandri
Principal Investigator Representative
University of Otago

David Perl
MESA Chairperson
Massey University

Dr Natalie Plank
Principal Investigator Representative
Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Geoffrey Waterhouse*
Science Leader: Energy
University of Auckland

Dr Catherine Whitby*
Associate Investigator Representative
Massey University

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

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

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

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

*Partial year
** Change in status from Science Leader: Energy
to Deputy Director

MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Association (MESA) 2019

David Perl
Chair
PhD Student
Massey University

Edoardo Galli
Secretary
PhD Student
University of Canterbury

Tarek Kollmetz
Treasurer
PhD Student
University of Auckland

Shalini Divya
Social Media Representative
PhD Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Nicola Altenhuber
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Canterbury

Sam Brooke
Centre Representative
PhD Student
Massey University

Taniela Lolohea
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Auckland

Kira Pitman
Centre Representative
MSc Student
Victoria University of Wellington

Sririam Sundaresan
Centre Representative
PhD Student
University of Otago