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Professor Jim Metson

Professor Jim Metson

Emeritus Investigator

+64 9 373 7599, ext. 83877

School of Chemical Sciences
University of Auckland
PO Box 92 019
Auckland 1142


Professor Jim Metson graduated with PhD in Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1980, before taking up a position at Surface Science Western, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He then moved to the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he has held several positions including a term as Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). He is currently Head of the School of Chemical Sciences and an Associate Director of the Light Metals Research Centre.

Research interests

Jim's research interests are in materials and particularly surface science, with an emphasis on metal oxides and applications in the aluminium industry.

A lot of the chemistry that happens in the world around us happens at surfaces and interfaces.

Professor Jim Metson
Professor Jim Metson

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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

Awards - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This article from our 2018 Annual Report provides information about the range of awards received by MacDiarmid Institute Investigators over the past year.

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