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Associate Professor Dr David Barker

Associate Professor Dr David Barker

Associate Investigator

Functional Nanostructures

Phone:
+64 9 923 9703

Address:
University of Auckland
Science Centre
Level 6, Room 627B
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Biography

David Barker is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Auckland.

Research interests

David’s research focuses on the synthesis of organic molecules and whilst doing so exploring fundamental chemical principles to aid the development of efficient synthetic methods, the preparation of new molecular structures and to answer complex scientific questions.

He is currently working to develop new treatments for cancer and other diseases. He also develops new polymers for various applications, including disease detection, antibacterial materials and selective extraction processes.

I’m focused on exploring fundamental chemical principles to answer complex biological questions.

Associate Professor Dr David Barker

In the news

Annual Report

New Associate Investigators - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

An overview of the research interests of each of our nine new Associate Investigators.

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Annual Report

2018 funding successes - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Journal covers - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This page lists the various scientific journal covers that featured MacDiarmid Institute Investigators work in 2018.

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