Science Executive

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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.

Professor Nicola Gaston

Co-Director

Professor Nicola Gaston

University of Auckland

Professor Justin  Hodgkiss

Co-Director

Professor Justin Hodgkiss

Victoria University of Wellington

 Associate Professor Anna Garden

Deputy Director Outreach and Education

Associate Professor Anna Garden

University of Otago

Associate Professor Pauline Harris

Deputy Director Māori

Associate Professor Pauline Harris

Massey University

 Associate Professor Natalie Plank

Deputy Director Commercialisation and Industry Engagement

Associate Professor Natalie Plank

Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Simon Brown

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

Professor Simon Brown

University of Canterbury

Associate Professor Chris Fitchett

AI Elected Representative

Associate Professor Chris Fitchett

University of Canterbury

Professor Derek Kawiti

PI Elected Representative

Professor Derek Kawiti

Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Jenny Malmström

Programme Leader: Towards Zero Waste - Reconfigurable Systems

Associate Professor Jenny Malmström

University of Auckland

Professor Shane Telfer

Programme Leader: Towards Zero Carbon - Catalytic Architectures

Professor Shane Telfer

Massey University

Associate Professor Charles Unsworth

PI Elected Representative

Associate Professor Charles Unsworth

University of Auckland

Calum Gordon

MESA REPRESENTATIVE - CO-CHAIR

Calum Gordon

Victoria University of Wellington

Kirsty Doyle

EX OFFICIO - Strategic Manager Māori

Kirsty Doyle

Victoria University of Wellington

Brianna Nally

MESA REPRESENTATIVE - CO-CHAIR

Brianna Nally

University of Otago

Gabrielle Holmes

EX OFFICIO - PROGRAMME MANAGER

Gabrielle Holmes

Victoria University of Wellington

Kevin Sheehy

ex officio - Commercialisation Manager

Kevin Sheehy

Works across all partner campuses

Rosie Wayte

ex officio - Institute Manager

Rosie Wayte

Victoria University of Wellington

Vanessa Young

ex officio - Strategic Engagement Manager

Vanessa Young

Victoria University of Wellington