Associate Investigators

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Muhammad Hanif is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. He has been working in New Zealand since March 2013. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria. His research contributions have been recognised by prestigious awards including the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship, Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship, and Alan Sargeson Lectureship Award.

Research interests

Our multidisciplinary research focuses on making new molecules and materials for applications in biomedicine, catalysis, spintronics, and green energy technologies. These projects encompass a variety of metal ions, as well as numerous carefully designed ligand systems. We employ a combination of experimental and theoretical methods to gain a comprehensive understanding of their chemical behaviour and discover new properties

There is always more to learn, discover, and employ for tackling some of the most pressing global challenges.

Dr Muhammad Hanif

In the news

Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2021

May 9, 2022

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2021. 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 2021

May 9, 2022

This provides information about the range of awards received by MacDiarmid Institute Investigators in 2021.

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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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