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Biography

Dr Ben Mallett is a Scientist at the Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University Wellington; he was previously a Rutherford Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Photon Factory at the University of Auckland.

Ben graduated with a PhD in physics from Victoria University of Wellington under the supervision of Professor Jeffery Tallon. He undertook postdoctoral research at Fribourg University in Switzerland before returning to New Zealand in 2016.

Research interests

Ben's research interests orbit around novel physics in solids and using spectroscopy to understand it.

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Dr Ben Mallett

In the news

Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2020

March 24, 2021

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2020. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2019

May 26, 2020

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2019. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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In The Media

Searching for high temperature superconductors

March 22, 2017

Superconductors already have various applications (electromagnets, digital circuits, particle detectors) but would be even more useful if they operated at higher temperatures.

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Events

NZ Innovation for Sustainability - Tauranga (14 October)

September 11, 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 - Silicon (Si)

Element of the Week - Silicon (Si)

August 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Ben Mallett introduces the element Silicon on RadioNZ Nights' Element of the Week.

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