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Professor Nicola Gaston

Professor Nicola Gaston

Governance Representative Ex-officio Board Member

May 2018 – present

The MacDiarmid Institute Co-Director

University of Auckland


Professor Nicola Gaston is Co-Director of the MacDiarmid Institute and a Professor in the Department of Physics at The University of Auckland. Nicola Gaston was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at VUW.

She was previously a Principal Research Scientist at IRL, where she was based since returning to New Zealand in 2007 from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden. She has previously been the leader of Theme 2: Electronic and Optical Materials and a member of the Science Executive.