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Dr Vedran Jovic

Dr Vedran Jovic

Associate Investigator

Towards Zero Carbon - Catalytic Architectures

Room A1, National Isotope Centre
GNS Science
30 Gracefield Road
Lower Hutt, 5010


Dr Vedran Jovic completed his PhD at the University of Auckland in 2014. His doctoral work was on the development of semiconductors for photocatalytic H2 production. From 2014 until 2019, he was a post-doctoral scientist based at the Advanced Light Source Synchrotron of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. There he worked on the solid-state physical properties of materials for solar h2 production and for use as platforms for novel physical phenomena.

Research interests

His current work with GNS Science involves the development of materials and processes for electrocatalytic H2 production and for conversion of carbon emissions to higher value chemicals. Along with his applied interests in these processes, much of Vedran’s work involves fundamental synchrotron studies of the materials electronic band structure (i.e. solid-state physical properties).

I am very interested in developing scientific strategies for materials related research in New Zealand, building such strategies onto an internationally recognized level and seeing lab-based ideas pushed through to end-use.

Dr Vedran Jovic

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2020

March 24, 2021

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2020. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

New Associate Investigators 2019 - Annual Report 2019

May 28, 2020

An overview of the research interests of each of our nine new Associate Investigators.

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