2022 MacDiarmid Institute Marsden grant successes

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2022 MacDiarmid Institute Marsden grant successes

3 November, 2022

201704 new marsden nautalis ScaleMaxWidthWzY5MF0 ScaleMaxWidthWzY5MF0Researchers from the MacDiarmid Institute for advanced materials and nanotechnology research received $7.84 million funding across nine projects through the 2022 Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund. Eight of the projects that have MacDiarmid Institute Investigators are for Standard grants and one is a Fast Start, in total six projects are led by MacDiarmid Institute Investigators.

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!

Baptiste Auguié
Victoria University of Wellington

*Eric Le Ru
Victoria University of Wellington

*Volker Nock
University of Canterbury
UV–vis spectroscopy of ultra-small scattering samples and individual micro-particles
Philip Brydon
University of Otago
Superconductors that survive ultra-high magnetic fields: Revealing the role of symmetry
Renwick Dobson
University of Canterbury
TRAPped in an elevator

Patricia Hunt
Victoria University of Wellington

*Cameron Weber
University of Auckland

Unravelling the electronic structure of highly charged hydrogen- and halogen- bonds; rational chemical design and the creation of novel ionic liquid materials
Geoff Jameson
Massey University
Structural basis of viral wars: Innate immune system attack on viral genomes and the counterattack by viruses

John Kennedy

Can wonder crystal Perovskites transform solar power generation? - Discovering the links between strain and material properties
*Erin Leitao
University of Auckland

*Tilo Söhnel
University of Auckland
Green Awakening for Radical Chemistry
*Jami Shepherd
University of Auckland
Hearing and sound communication in crustaceans

**Prasanth Gupta
GNS Science

*Geoff Waterhouse
University of Auckland

Harnessing the power of thermal spikes - A new pathway to fabricate size-controlled transition metal carbide nanoparticles for energy conversion and storage

 *Indicates AI

** Indicates Fast Start