Bob Buckley is a Professor and former director at the Robinson Institute, Victoria University of Wellington.
He was a Board member at the MacDiarmid Institute from 2005 to 2013 and is co-author of over a hundred refereed publications and nine patents.
Professor Bob Buckley has undertaken research in a wide range of materials including amorphous semiconductors, zeolites, ionic conductors, sea ice and since their discovery in 1987, high temperature superconductors (HTS).
While at the Robinson Institute he helped develop a range of new HTS conductor technologies and devices using HTS wire. The outcome from this research was commercialised through two spin-outs, HTS-110 and General Cable Superconductors, and a number of existing New Zealand companies.
Being able to tap into that community is essential, along with being able to contribute to it, it adds discipline and helps with development.Professor Bob Buckley
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.
September 14, 2018
The MacDiarmid Institute is pleased to share the following successes from MacDiarmid researchers in this year’s MBIE Endeavour fund round.
July 13, 2015
Commercialising high temperature superconductors is what the 25 scientists and engineers at the Robinson Research Institute (RRI) do best. Formerly part of IRL, and called the Superconductivity and Energy Team, the RRI is now part of Victoria University of Wellington.