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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 Pauline Harris

Deputy Director Māori

Associate Professor Pauline Harris

Massey University

Professor Paul E. Kruger

Deputy Director Stakeholder Engagement

Professor Paul E. Kruger

University of Canterbury

Associate Professor Geoff Willmott

Deputy Director Commercialisation and Industry Engagement

Associate Professor Geoff Willmott

University of Auckland

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

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

Shikeale Harris

MESA REPRESENTATIVE - CO-CHAIR

Shikeale Harris

Massey University

Azy Hashemi

MESA REPRESENTATIVE - CO-CHAIR

Azy Hashemi

University of Canterbury

Genevieve Fitzjames

EX OFFICIO - Project Coordinator

Genevieve Fitzjames

University of Auckland

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 - Office Manager

Rosie Wayte

Victoria University of Wellington

Vanessa Young

ex officio - Strategic Engagement Manager

Vanessa Young

Victoria University of Wellington