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Science Executive

The Science Executive, which meets every three months, provides a vital sounding board and source of guidance for the Director and Deputy Directors in their day-by-day leadership roles.

This executive comprises the Co-Directors, the Deputy Directors, Science Leaders, elected Principal Investigator (PI) and Associate Investigator (AI) representatives, a Māori Research representative and a representative of MESA. The Institute's Centre Manager, Strategic Engagement Manager and Commercialisation Manager are also members of the Science Executive.

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston

Co-Director

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston

University of Auckland

Professor Justin  Hodgkiss

Co-Director

Professor Justin Hodgkiss

Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Geoff Willmott

Deputy Director Commercialisation and Industry Engagement

Associate Professor Geoff Willmott

University of Auckland

Professor Paul E. Kruger

Deputy Director Stakeholder Engagement

Professor Paul E. Kruger

University of Canterbury

Dr Pauline Harris

Māori Research Representative

Dr Pauline Harris

Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Anna Garden

PI Elected Representative

Dr Anna Garden

University of Otago

Dr Laura Domigan

PI Elected Representative

Dr Laura Domigan

University of Auckland

Dr Jack Chen

AI Elected Representative

Dr Jack Chen

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Professor Simon Brown

Programme Leader: Towards Low Energy Tech - Hardware for Future Computing

Professor Simon Brown

University of Canterbury

Professor Shane Telfer

Programme Leader: Towards Zero Carbon - Catalytic Architectures

Professor Shane Telfer

Massey University

Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

Programme Leader: Towards Zero Waste - Reconfigurable Systems

Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

University of Auckland

Sam Brooke

MESA REPRESENTATIVE - CO-CHAIR

Sam Brooke

Massey University

Stephanie Lambie

MESA REPRESENTATIVE - CO-CHAIR

Stephanie Lambie

University of Auckland

Genevieve Fitzjames

EX OFFICIO - Project Coordinator

Genevieve Fitzjames

University of Auckland

Kevin Sheehy

ex officio - Commercialisation Manager

Kevin Sheehy

Works across all partner campuses

Rosie Wayte

ex officio - Office Manager

Rosie Wayte

Victoria University of Wellington

Vanessa Young

ex officio - Strategic Engagement Manager

Vanessa Young

Victoria University of Wellington