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Dr Grant Williams

Dr Grant Williams

Principal Investigator

Tomorrow's Electronic Devices

+64 4 463 5544

School of Chemical & Physical Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140


Dr Grant Williams is a Professorial Research Fellow at Victoria University. He is currently involved in a number of research programmes that include the study of new materials for magnetic sensors, optical materials and methods for radiation detection and imaging, bulk acoustic wave filters, water purification using natural photonic crystals, high temperature superconductors, inductive power transfer for electrical vehicles, and topological insulators.

Grant is co-author on 275 publications and his research interests span fundamental physics to applied research for New Zealand companies. He was awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists Research Medal in 1997 and the Royal Society of New Zealand Hector Medal in 2010. In 2014 Dr Williams became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science.

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Dr Grant Williams
Dr Grant Williams

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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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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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