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Dr Cameron Weber

Dr Cameron Weber

Associate Investigator

Towards Zero Waste - Reconfigurable Systems

The University of Auckland
23 Symonds St,
Auckland 1010


Cameron Weber completed his BSc(Adv)(Hons) and PhD degrees at the University of Sydney before undertaking postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Imperial College London. He joined the Auckland University of Technology as a Lecturer in 2017 before moving to the University of Auckland in 2019 where he is currently a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Green Chemical Science. 

Research interests

Cameron’s research interests are in the understanding of intermolecular interactions and use of alternative solvents such as ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and switchable solvents. He has a particular focus on addressing issues around sustainability including the development of novel methods for biomass extraction and processing, new catalytic processes and the use of solvent effects to control reaction outcomes. 

We want to address sustainability challenges by harnessing and controlling the interactions between molecules.

Dr Cameron Weber

In the news

News Article

2023 Marsden grant success

November 3, 2023

Congratulations to our long list of Marsden winners this year - it's wonderful to see the talent being recognised with Fast-Start grants, and those at the next career stage with their first Standard grants, and especially great to see the strong thread of materials for sustainability running through this list.

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2022

April 19, 2023

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2022. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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News Article

2022 MacDiarmid Institute Marsden grant successes

November 3, 2022

MacDiarmid Institute led research received $7.84 million funding in 2022 Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund.

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Annual Report

New Associate Investigators 2021

May 5, 2022

Meet our new Associate Investigators that joined the MacDiarmid Institute whānau in 2021.

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