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Professor James Crowley

Professor James Crowley

Associate Investigator

Materials for Energy Capture and Utilisation

+64 3 479 7731

Department of Chemistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054


James Crowley is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Otago.

Research interests

James’ research involves using “click” methods and self-assembly to generate new functional molecules and materials. He and his group have developed a wide range of nanoscale cages through self-assembly and they are examining if they can be used to improve cancer drug delivery or generate new catalysts.

We’re basically like engineers or architects, but rather than designing buildings, we’re designing molecules.

Professor James Crowley

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Annual Report

2018 funding successes - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Journal covers - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This page lists the various scientific journal covers that featured MacDiarmid Institute Investigators work in 2018.

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