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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

Dr Geoff Willmott

Deputy Director Commercialisation and Industry Engagement

Dr Geoff Willmott

University of Auckland

Professor Paul E. Kruger

Deputy Director Stakeholder Engagement

Professor Paul E. Kruger

University of Canterbury

Professor Bill Williams

Science Leader Functional Nanostructures

Professor Bill Williams

Massey University

Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse

Science Leader Materials for Energy Capture and Utlisation

Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse

University of Auckland

Professor Simon Brown

Science Leader Tomorrow's Electronic Devices

Professor Simon Brown

University of Canterbury

Dr Pauline Harris

Māori Research Representative

Dr Pauline Harris

Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Carla Meledandri

PI Elected Representative

Dr Carla Meledandri

University of Otago

Dr Natalie Plank

PI Elected Representative

Dr Natalie Plank

Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Catherine Whitby

AI Elected Representative

Dr Catherine Whitby

Massey University

David Perl

MESA Representative

David Perl

Massey University

Catherine Gibbs

Centre Manager

Catherine Gibbs

Victoria University of Wellington

Kevin Sheehy

Commercialisation Manager

Kevin Sheehy

Works across all partner campuses

Vanessa Young

Strategic Engagement Manager

Vanessa Young

Victoria University of Wellington