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Dr Catherine Whitby

Dr Catherine Whitby

Associate Investigator

Functional Nanostructures

Phone:
+64 6 951 9007

Address:
Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442

Biography

Catherine is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Massey University, appointed in late October 2014. Prior to this she was an ARC Future Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Wark Research Institute at the University of South Australia. She is a physical chemist with expertise in colloid and surface chemistry. Catherine is also the elected representative for MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigators on the Science Executive.

Research interests

She uses nanomaterials to modify the chemistry of drop and bubble surfaces. This strategy enables her to control the structure, stability and flow of soft materials. Her findings have been applied in food and pharmaceutical products and in drilling fluids.

I use nanotechnology to understand and improve the properties of emulsions in food and cosmetics.

Dr Catherine Whitby

In the news

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

Space and Science Festivals - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

We had broad based and high profile MacDiarmid Institute engagement across the entire Space and Science Festival in the Wairarapa...

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Annual Report

DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

The annual NanoCamp and DiscoveryCamp for Year 12 and 13 secondary school students are hugely popular and attract many more applications than there are places available.

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