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Professor Maan Alkaisi

Professor Maan Alkaisi

Principal Investigator

Functional Nanostructures

Phone:
+64 3 364 2987
Fax:
+64 3 364 2761

Address:
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Biography

Professor Alkaisi is a Principal Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Material and Nanotechnology. He is the founder and coordinator of the MacDiarmid Institute BioNanoNetwork. 

He holds a full Professor position at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

He is a founding member of the Nanostructure Engineering Science and Technology NEST research group formed back in 1998 at Canterbury University and was the core group that introduced nanotechnology to New Zealand. 

Professor Alkaisi carried out his postgraduate studies in the UK where he received his MSc degree from Salford University in 1976 and PhD degree from Sheffield University in 1981 both in Electronic Engineering. 

Professor Alkaisi is a Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ).

Research interests

Professor Alkaisi's current research interests include interactions of biological cells with surfaces and pattern and development of nanoscale patterning technologies.  He has over 120 refereed articles and holds two patents, and has given a number of invited and plenary talks.   

The goal is to have genetic and medical history profiles for each person so that the right drug, and the right amount of it, can be administered.

Professor Maan Alkaisi
Professor Maan Alkaisi

In the news

Annual Report

Beyond lithium - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

In today’s tech-hungry world, lithium batteries are ubiquitous, with everything from your mobile phone to the neighbour’s electric car relying on the metal, and it’s easy to see why. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries pack a punch, storing more energy than any other battery of equivalent size, and delivering power to where it’s needed, quickly and efficiently.

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Annual Report

Examining the nano-environment between cancer cells - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Research into micro-environmental conditions within and between cells might ultimately result in tailored cancer medications.

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Annual Report

Connecting with researchers at UCLA - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

The discovery of conducting polymers – plastics that conduct electricity – won New Zealander Alan MacDiarmid the Nobel Prize in 2000.

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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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News Article

MI Investigators successful in MBIE Endeavour Round 2016 & Smart Ideas

October 18, 2016

12 of our Investigators were successful in MBIE 2016 Endeavour Round and are involved in both Smart Ideas and Research Programmes.

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Learning Hub

Nature of Science – meet our scientists

October 23, 2013

Bill, Alex, Cather, Maan, Shaun and Sandy work at The MacDiarmid Institute - they all do science for a living, but have very different jobs and perspectives. One thing they all have in common is their passion for science.

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Videos

Nature of Science - Maan Alkaisi

March 21, 2019

The MacDiarmid Institute's Professor Maan Alkaisi speaks about his work - what is nanotechology and how do we use it?

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