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Dr Shen Chong

Dr Shen Chong

Associate Investigator

Functional Nanostructures

+64 4 463 0072

Robinson Research Institute
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 33436
Lower Hutt 5046


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.

Research interests

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
Dr Shen Chong

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