Our people

Our people

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Our people are an investment in New Zealand’s future – a team of the country’s best scientists, engineers and educators united in a common goal: to make, understand and use new materials to improve people’s lives.

Emeritus Investigators

Emeritus Investigators are scientists who have worked to support the Institute in the past as Principal or Associate Investigators. The title of Emeritus Investigator acknowledges their contribution to the work of the MacDiarmid Institute.

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Principal Investigators

Our Principal Investigator cohort represents New Zealand’s leading physical scientists and engineers in the fields of advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Associate Investigators

Associate Investigators advance the goals of the Institute. Their contribution to the Institute and scientific collaborations complement and strengthen the Institute’s activities.

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Our Postdoctoral Fellowships allow early career scientists to focus on developing their research with the support and collaboration of top researchers.

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Institute Affiliates

Institute Affiliate (IA) status recognises outreach partnerships, research collaborations and other contributions that complement and strengthen our activities.

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Science Executive

The Science Executive, which meets every three months, provides a vital sounding board and source of guidance for the Director and Deputy Directors in their day-by-day leadership roles.

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Governance Representative Board

The MacDiarmid Institute is governed by a Board whose members are drawn largely from our partner organisations. The Board meets quarterly.

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International Science Advisory Board

The Board is informed by an International Science Advisory Board (ISAB), comprising some of the world's leading scientists in the fields of research represented by the Institute. The ISAB meets every two years.

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The MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association (MESA) was formed in 2010 to expand the opportunities available to MacDiarmid Institute PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. It works to improve networking among them and establish a sense of community.

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Management, Strategic, and Professional Staff

The MacDiarmid Institute is led by two Co-Directors and three Deputy Directors, who are supported by the Institute Manager, Programme Manager, Strategic Engagement and Communications Manager, Commercialisation and Industry Engagement Manager, Strategic Manager Māori and Stakeholder Relations Partner Iwi.

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