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Associate Professor Petrik Galvosas

Associate Professor Petrik Galvosas

Associate Investigator

Materials for Energy Capture and Utilisation

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School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
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Wellington 6140


Petrik Galvosas received a Dipl-Ing (FH) degree from the University of Applied Sciences of the German Telekom in 1993 which was followed by a Dipl-Phys (physics diploma degree) of the University of Leipzig in 1998. The two theses were dealing with audio recording equipment and NMR diffusometry respectively. In 2003 he received his PhD from the University of Leipzig. The thesis revolved around the diffusion in porous materials and high performance NMR diffusometry. From 2003 to 2005 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the MacDiarmid Institute. From 2005 to 2009 he held a position as Juniorprofessor at the University of Leipzig.

Since 2009 he is working as a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (Victoria University of Wellington) and is an Associate Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Research interests

Petrik's research interest concerns Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and its application in the field of soft matter and porous media.

For soft matter it explores the behavior of complex non-Newtonian fluids such as polymer solutions or surfactant systems under mechanical shear. 

For transport processes in porous media, advanced NMR methods may contribute to the understanding of molecular exchange processes as seen in microporous materials such as zeolites. It may also improve our understanding of transport and diffusion in natural porous media such as soil, rocks or aquifers.

Ultimately, current research is continuously pushing the boundaries and versatility of the NMR-toolbox. 

Ultimately, current research is continuously pushing the boundaries and versatility of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-toolbox.

Associate Professor Petrik Galvosas
Associate Professor Petrik Galvosas

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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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