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Dr Anna Garden

Dr Anna Garden

Associate Investigator

Tomorrow's Electronic Devices

Phone:
+64 3 479 7928

Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

Biography

Dr Anna Garden is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago. She was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Iceland in the group of Associate Professor Egill Skúlason and Professor Hannes Jónsson and prior to that completed her PhD at the University of Otago under the supervision of Professor Henrik Kjaergaard (now at the University of Copenhagen).

Research interests

Anna's research interests are focussed on using a computational approach to investigate catalysis of small molecule reactions on both extended and nanoparticle catalysts.

She is interested in understanding how the underlying physical and electronic structure of existing materials govern their catalytic properties. She is also interested in using this information to develop alternative catalysts for existing processes that may allow for more environmentally friendly production.

She uses both quantum mechanical and empirical methods in her research.

We can develop alternative catalysts for existing processes that may allow for more environmentally friendly production.

Dr Anna Garden
Dr Anna Garden

In the news

In The Media

Converting nitrates: science’s alternative solution for clean drinking water

June 20, 2019

Associate Investigator Dr Anna Garden may be the scientist to solve the nitrate problem in Canterbury's municipal water supplies.

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Annual Report

Virtual materials - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Our researchers use computers to reproduce conditions unachievable in a lab, such as the magnetic forces inside a white dwarf star.

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Annual Report

Kōrero partnership with NZEI - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Kōrero sessions were again held around the country – with two sessions held in each of three centres (Auckland 120 attendees, Wellington 32, Christchurch 49).

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Events

NZ Innovation for Sustainability - Gore (14 October)

September 18, 2019

Come and hear MacDiarmid Institute scientists talk about how materials science is offering a greener future for our planet.

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Podcasts

Element of the Week - Hydrogen (H)

Element of the Week - Hydrogen (H)

July 30, 2019

Associate Investigator and Senior Lecturer Anna Garden introduces the element Hydrogen on RadioNZ's Nights Element of the Week segment.

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