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Dr Andreas Markwitz

Dr Andreas Markwitz

Emeritus Investigator

+64 4 816 2121

Director for Radiation Safety
Quality Assurance and Safety
Health System Improvement and Innovation
Ministry of Health
133 Molesworth Street


Dr Andreas Markwitz took up the role of Director for Radiation Safety at the Ministry of Health in Wellington in 2018. Prior to then, he was Principal Scientist at GNS Science focussing on nanotechnology research for industry and air pollution science.

A current MBIE funded Vision Matauranga project focusses on working with Whakarewarewa Village Charitable Trust in Rotorua to better understand health effects of hydrogen sulphide.

Research interests

Andreas has more than 250 publications in the field and has established ion beam analysis, a research tool that uses high energy charged particles to analysis surface chemistry and elemental composition, in New Zealand with his team at GNS.

He pioneered ion implantation technology in New Zealand enabling implantation of any element into the near surface region for doping and materials modification - such as enriching the surface of silicon with Si-28 for quantum computing research.

Work with particle accelerators and radiation have led to new work with GNS in radon mapping in New Zealand (Rmap).

For certain problems, such as molecular simulations and drug design, quantum computing might be a total game-changer.

Dr Andreas Markwitz

In the news

News Article

MI Investigators successful in MBIE Endeavour Round 2016 & Smart Ideas

October 18, 2016

12 of our Investigators were successful in MBIE 2016 Endeavour Round and are involved in both Smart Ideas and Research Programmes.

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