Out of the lab - Annual Report 2018

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Out of the lab - Annual Report 2018

8 April, 2019

Whakarewarewa

Printable solar panels, bioplastics, aluminium batteries, handheld gene testers and novel super-conductors.

We tackle basic materials science and nanotechnology questions in the laboratory, to ultimately create something that will meet a need in the real world. We are especially focused on applications that will help our transition to a more sustainable way of life.

Developments underway include printable solar panels, bioplastics, aluminium batteries, handheld gene testers and novel superconductors. And this is just the start. Our aim is that the research we undertake today will continue to help people, and the planet, for decades to come.

We want to help transform society for good.

“The whakataukī that best captures our purpose is: ‘Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu’. We invest in the development of fundamental knowledge, and so enable ourselves and others to be smart about what resources we use to make the materials needed for technology development. It’s about minimising the material impact we make on the world.”

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator Co-director of the MacDiarmid Institute University of Auckland

You can find out more about our research work in the following pages from our Annual Report 2018:

Diagram showing the branches of our research

Diagram showing the branches of our research - click image to see larger version