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Dr Jenny Malmström

Dr Jenny Malmström

Principal Investigator

Functional Nanostructures

Phone:
+64 9 923 5338

Address:
University of Auckland
2-6 Park Ave - Bldg 529
Level 1, Room 134A
Auckland 1023

Biography

Jenny Malmström is a senior lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. She holds a MSc (bioengineering) from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and a PhD (nanoscience) from the University of Aarhus, Denmark (2010).

She moved to New Zealand in 2010 and joined the University of Auckland as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Chemical Sciences.

Research interests

Jenny's research is interdisciplinary and focusses on engineering surfaces for applications as advanced materials and biointerfaces. Her research group has expertise in characterising and understanding the interactions between soft matter (biomolecules, cells, polymers) and surfaces.

The group is currently applying this this detailed understanding to emerging and exciting areas such as the creation of new magnetic materials, to create ordered functional patterns of proteins and to help understand and control cellular behaviour.

You are doing something so far out there, that’s where the big breakthroughs come from. We may have built up an entirely new science.

Dr Jenny Malmström

In the news

Annual Report

When physics meets biochemistry - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Could bio-inspired self-assembled magnetic structures make computers more efficient?

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Annual Report

New Principal Investigators - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

An overview of the research interests of each of our eight new Principal Investigators.

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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

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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News Article

New Principal Investigators

August 27, 2018

The MacDiarmid Institute proudly welcomes eight new principal investigators.

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Podcasts

Jenny Malmström on RadioNZ

Jenny Malmström on RadioNZ

May 9, 2019

Associate Investigator Jenny Malmström talks to RadioNZ about stem cells, implants and materials science.

Read more about Jenny Malmström on RadioNZ