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Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse

Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse

Principal Investigator

Materials for Energy Capture and Utilisation

Phone:
+64 9 373 7599, ext. 87212

Address:
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019
Auckland 1142

Biography

Geoff is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland and has been a Principal Investigator for the MacDiarmid Institute since 2016. He was elected as the Science Leader for the Materials for Energy Capture and Utilisation theme in April 2019.

Research interests

Geoff's research interests are diverse and multidisciplinary, spread across the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology and Nanotechnology.

Current research is focussed around the development of efficient supported noble metal nanoparticle catalysts for hydrogen production from renewable sources, and the fabrication and characterisation of smart optical coatings (in particular bioinspired photonic crystal thin films) for optoelectronic and catalytic applications.

The synthesis of perovskite-type oxynitrides, and the application of these materials as ecologically friendly pigments and visible-light driven photocatalysts, is also an area of current research activity.

A central theme of his research is exploration of the fundamental relationships between the chemical, physico-chemical, structural, electronic and optical properties of solids and their function.

A central research theme is exploration of the fundamental relationships between the chemical, physico-chemical, structural, electronic and optical properties of solids and their function.

Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse
Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse

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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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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Annual Report

Patents and spinouts 2018 - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This article from our 2018 Annual Report provides information about the MacDiarmid Institute's latest inventions, patents and spinouts.

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Annual Report

Journal covers - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This page lists the various scientific journal covers that featured MacDiarmid Institute Investigators work in 2018.

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