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Dr Krista Steenbergen

Dr Krista Steenbergen

Associate Investigator

Materials for Energy Capture and Utilisation, Tomorrow's Electronic Devices

+64 4 4 463 6926

Room 505, Laby Building
Kelburn Campus
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140


Dr Krista Steenbergen is a Physics Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW).  She completed her PhD at VUW under the supervision of Associate Professor Nicola Gaston


Research interests

Krista's research focuses on materials modelling:  using and developing computational methods to characterise material properties.  She is particularly interested in how material properties change - often in intriguing and counter-intuitive ways - at the nanoscale.  Her long term research is focused on discovery and characterisation of materials with application to renewable energy, battery and sensing technologies.

My research interests bridge physics and physical chemistry within the realm of materials modelling.

Dr Krista Steenbergen

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