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.
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
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.