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Professor Bob Buckley

Professor Bob Buckley

Emeritus Investigator

Phone:
+64 4 463 0070, ext. 30070

Address:
Robinson Research Institute
PO Box 31310
Lower Hutt

Biography

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.

Research interests

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
Professor Bob Buckley

In the news

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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News Article

MacDiarmid researchers successful in latest MBIE round

September 14, 2018

The MacDiarmid Institute is pleased to share the following successes from MacDiarmid researchers in this year’s MBIE Endeavour fund round.

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Interface Magazine

Stuart Wimbush: From materials to systems

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.

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