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Alumni stories - Annual Report 2018

Over 850 MacDiarmid Institute alumni are now using their expertise to make amazing scientific breakthroughs, mentor students, achieve commercial success, and be business leaders. Our alumni have amazing stories to tell.

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Luke Liu: Metal-Organic Frameworks

Luke Liu builds molecular sponges—known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs, these molecular sponges have the potential to store and separate industrial compounds such as hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide with high efficiency. The energy required to separate these compounds using current methods is high—for example, about a third of the power generated from coal burning is used to capture the carbon dioxide from the post-combustion gas mixtures produced during the coal burning process.

Modified: Jun 16, 2019, 1:07 PM

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Matthew Cowan: Silver ions to the rescue!

We’re often told that obliging industry to significantly reduce energy consumption and energy-related emissions would be bad for business and the economy. There may be some truth in that, but it also seems apparent that if there was the political and economic will, there would be the scientific ways.

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Nick White: Inspiring alumnus

MacDiarmid Institute alumnus, Dr Nick White was born in the UK, but grew up in New Zealand and completed his BSc (Hons) at the University of Otago, and PhD at the University of Oxford. He sat down with Kate Hannah to discuss his science, and what has inspired him throughout his remarkable career trajectory.

Modified: Jun 16, 2019, 1:06 PM

Created: Jul 10, 2015, 12:00 AM
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