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Professor Catherine Bishop

Professor Catherine Bishop

Associate Investigator

Towards Zero Waste - Reconfigurable Systems

Address:
Mechanical Engineering
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Biography

Professor Catherine M. Bishop earned her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2003 before moving to the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford for a postdoc and Career Development Fellowship. She joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in 2008. Catherine currently leads the Materials Cluster@UC, a large network of materials researchers at the University of Canterbury.

Research interests

Catherine's research focuses on phase transformations, thermodynamics and microstructural evolution with applications in functional materials, alloys, thin films and molten oxide electrolysis.

I’m passionate about materials science and engineering. My particular interest is in interfacial phenomena and how they affect microstructures and thus properties.

Professor Catherine Bishop

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Annual Report

Journal Covers - Annual Report 2021

June 2, 2022

This page lists the various scientific journal covers that featured MacDiarmid Institute Investigators work in 2021.

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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

New Associate Investigators 2021

May 5, 2022

Meet our new Associate Investigators that joined the MacDiarmid Institute whānau in 2021.

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Annual Report

Producing technology-critical materials for a low-emission future

May 5, 2022

MacDiarmid Institute scientists try to tip the carbon balance in NZ’s favour.

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