2021 MacDiarmid Institute  Marsden grant successes

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2021 MacDiarmid Institute Marsden grant successes

3 November, 2021

201704 new marsden nautalis ScaleMaxWidthWzY5MF0 ScaleMaxWidthWzY5MF0Researchers from the MacDiarmid Institute for advanced materials and nanotechnology research received $6.2 million funding across eight projects through the 2021 Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund. Six projects are Standard grants and two are Fast Start grants specifically for early career researchers (ECR).

Established by the New Zealand government in 1994, the competitive Marsden Grant supports excellent fundamental research across humanities, science, social sciences, mātauranga, mathematics, and engineering for three years.

Congratulations to our successfully funded researchers!

Martin Allen
University of Canterbury
Thinking outside the square! Discovering the design rules for a new class of highly-functional nanomaterials
Matthew Anker
Victoria University of Wellington
Molecular Indium Phosphide: A Bottom-Up Approach to the Synthesis of InP Materials
Peng Cao
University of Auckland
Keeping spatters at bay and in situ synthesis
Nicola Gaston 
University of Auckland

Krista Steenbergen
Victoria University of Wellington
Designing nanopatterns: exploring the "dark world" of binary liquid metals
Simon Granville
Victoria University of Wellington
Magnetism without angular momentum; High speed low power cryogenic memory
Eric Le Ru
Victoria University of Wellington
Electromagnetic scattering by particles of arbitrary size and shape with application to microplastics
Natalie Plank
Victoria University of Wellington
How the nose knows? -Understanding the mechanisms in insect olfactory biosensor devices
Celina Sikorska
University of Auckland
Superatoms: catalysts for CO₂ activation