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Dr Laura Domigan

Dr Laura Domigan

Principal Investigator

Towards Zero Waste - Reconfigurable Systems

Phone:
+64 9 923 5025

Address:
University of Auckland
Engineering Block 5
Building 405, Grafton Road
Auckland 1010

Biography

Laura Domigan completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Canterbury. Her postdoctoral research was at Tufts University, Boston, in a lab where they studied silk materials, renowned for their strength. She returned to New Zealand in 2015 to join the University of Auckland, where she is now a Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Materials Engineering.

Research interests

Laura’s research is broadly focused on the use of fundamental knowledge underlying protein structure and function, and the application of this to create new materials and devices for bio-nanotechnology and biomedical engineering. Her current research is focused on bio-mimetic materials fabrication, and creating protein biomaterials derived from natural products.

The dream is to construct and repair what nature has taken billions of years to design.

Dr Laura Domigan
Dr Laura Domigan

In the news

Annual Report

KiwiNet Awards - Annual Report 2023

April 14, 2024

Congratulations to Kevin Sheehy, who won the 2023 KiwiNet Simpson Grierson Commercialisation Professional Award.

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Annual Report

2023 Funding successes - Annual Report 2023

April 13, 2024

Funding successes for our Investigators and their research programmes during 2023.

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Annual Report

Spin-outs formed in 2022

April 20, 2023

Matthew Cowan – University of Canterbury
Permeance Limited

Laura Domigan – University of Auckland
Opo Bio Limited

Franck Natali - Victoria University of Wellington
Liquium

Shane...

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2022

April 19, 2023

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2022. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2021

May 9, 2022

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2021. 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 2021

May 9, 2022

This provides information about the range of awards received by MacDiarmid Institute Investigators in 2021.

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2020

March 24, 2021

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2020. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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News Article

Unexpected directions make new maps

October 22, 2020

Becoming CEO of a startup is never straightforward, but Dr Kyle Webster has taken the ‘long road’ to an extreme

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Annual Report

Patents and Spinouts 2019 - Annual Report 2019

May 27, 2020

This article from our 2019 Annual Report provides information about the MacDiarmid Institute's latest inventions, patents and spinouts.

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2019

May 26, 2020

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2019. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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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

Biomaterials as surgical tools - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

More than 250 corneal transplants are performed each year but the number is limited to donor numbers and there are not enough. Synthetic or naturally derived surgical substrates offer a solution.

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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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Events

NZ Innovation for Sustainability - Tauranga (14 October)

September 11, 2019

Come and hear MacDiarmid Institute scientists talk about how materials science is offering a greener future for our planet.

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To Industry and Beyond - Hawkes Bay (28 November)

September 28, 2022

Associate Professor Aaron Marshall and Dr Laura Domigan focus on pathways from science to industry as part of "To Industry and Beyond".

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Podcasts

Laura Domigan on growing bio-materials for eye surgery

Laura Domigan on growing bio-materials for eye surgery

October 23, 2019

Dr Laura Domigan discusses her work creating biomaterials to replace or repair corneal tissue on RNZ's Nine to Noon.

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