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Dr Michel Nieuwoudt

Dr Michel Nieuwoudt

Associate Investigator

+64 9 923 8875

Science Centre
Building 302
Level 10, Room 1063
University of Auckland
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010


Dr Michel Nieuwoudt is a research scientist at the Photon Factory in the School of Chemical Sciences,  University of Auckland.

Research interests

Michel’s research focuses on transforming complex spectral data and large datasets into knowledge and insight. Michel combines different forms of spectroscopy with chemometric and machine learning approaches to interrogate materials without changing the sample matrix, revealing their properties and behaviour in situ, and interactions between multiple components in complex matrices.

My current research focuses on extracting knowledge and insight from complex materials using spectroscopy and chemical data analysis.

Dr Michel Nieuwoudt

In the news

News Article

MacDiarmid researchers successful in 2019 MBIE round

October 25, 2019

Seven MacDiarmid Institute Investigators have been awarded $20.29 million funding for their research through MBIE Endeavour fund.

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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

Awards - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This article from our 2018 Annual Report provides information about the range of awards received by MacDiarmid Institute Investigators over the past year.

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Element of the Week - Tin (Sn)

Element of the Week - Tin (Sn)

December 17, 2019

Research scientist Dr Michel Nieuwoudt introduces the element Tin on RadioNZ Nights' Element of the Week.

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