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Director’s report - Annual Report 2016

When the MacDiarmid Institute was first conceived, it was with a vision of science excellence; a vision that would bring together the best researchers in materials science in order to create research of a standard and excellence beyond what could be achieved by these researchers alone.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:18 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Chair’s report - Annual Report 2016

2016 has seen the new leadership team settle into their roles and I have been pleased to see the way the wider MacDiarmid Institute has supported them in this.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:17 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

A revolution in computing: driven by a new breed of materials - Annual Report 2016

When the first powerful computers began to appear during World War II, they were viewed solely as military tools and no-one could have predicted that within 40 years, computers would become so compact that you could fit one onto a desk.

Modified: Dec 21, 2022, 2:14 PM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Materials to combat our changing climate - Annual Report 2016

Our planet is struggling on many fronts. Populations are booming, freshwater supplies are polluted and deforestation is widespread. We’re burning more fuel and using more energy than at any other point in history, and poor air quality is heralding a global health crisis.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:26 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Every atom counts - Annual Report 2016

Look around you - if you can see it with your naked eye, it is part of the macroscopic world, which includes everything from the food you eat and the car you drive, to the furniture you sit on or the building you are in.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:20 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Nanotech at the heart of medicine - Annual Report 2016

The pace of change in modern medicine has been staggering, as diseases that once killed millions have now been eradicated, and treatments for diseases have never been more effective.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:31 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Materials stars - Annual Report 2016

New MacDiarmid Principal Investigator and University of Auckland Chemist, Professor Penny Brothers, is building novel molecules as building blocks for light-absorbing components of solar cells and magnetic materials.

Modified: Dec 21, 2022, 1:33 PM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Emeritus Investigators - Annual Report 2016

When it comes to science there’s often a focus on the new, the most current, the latest (research, funds, etc) and it can be easy to forget how success is built on the ongoing support of others.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:21 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Bridging the gap - translating science into commerce - Annual Report 2016

MacDiarmid Principal Investigator Dr Carla Meledandri runs a busy chemistry lab at the University of Otago, specialising in nanoscale materials.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:16 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Mapping our spin-outs - Annual Report 2016

Stage 1 - product gains industry recognition and an increased public profile - potential to attract early investment/partnering with business mentors.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:25 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Extending our engagement - taking Kōrero to the next level - Annual Report 2016

Sometimes an idea comes along that is so successful that you want to take it to the next level, and this is what happened with the MacDiarmid Institute’s Kōrero with Scientists workshops, where teachers and MacDiarmid scientists spend two hours exploring basic physical science concepts like magnets, light, and acids and bases.

Modified: Oct 20, 2021, 9:12 PM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Reaching out to physics teachers - Annual Report 2016

For most of us, teaching physics to anybody would be hard (if not impossible) at the best of times, but imagine trying to teach physics to a class of Year 13 students if you yourself had little university physics training.

Modified: Apr 25, 2019, 2:32 AM

Created: Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

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