Dr Shen Chong is a Senior Scientist at Robinson Research Institute (VUW) based at Callaghan Innovation, Lower Hutt. He received his PhD in Materials Chemistry from The University of Auckland in 2002 and was awarded a FRST postdoctoral fellowship in the same year.
He spent two years (2007-2009) at the Institute of Material Science, University of Tsukuba, supported by a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship nominated by MoRST.
Shen’s main interests are in the study of superconductivity, magnetism, topological phenomena, and surface science.
He is currently working on newly discovered superconductors, which include the iron-pnictides and chalcogenides, Cu-doped bismuth selenide topological-insulator, and the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). He has also spent more than a decade developing new organic-inorganic metal oxide layered hybrids together with Professor Jeff Tallon.
He is currently co-managing the MacDiarmid Institute funded high magnetic field magnetic property measurement system (MPMS) and physical property measurement system (PPMS), specialises in magneto-transport, AC-magnetisation, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric power, and heat capacity measurements on the PPMS.
The sheer knowledge and experience Jeff (Tallon) brings to my work is invaluable.Dr Shen Chong
March 30, 2021
It’s arguably the ‘holy grail’ of solid-state physics - superconductors that operate at or near room temperature.
May 26, 2020
Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2019. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.
November 5, 2019
MacDiarmid Institute-led advanced materials and nanotechnology research received $4.1 million funding through the 2019 Marsden Fund.
April 8, 2019
This year 30 MacDiarmid Institute students - chemists and physicists - met up in Wanaka to discuss the science of...
July 13, 2015
Commercialising high temperature superconductors is what the 25 scientists and engineers at the Robinson Research Institute (RRI) do best. Formerly part of IRL, and called the Superconductivity and Energy Team, the RRI is now part of Victoria University of Wellington.