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Dr Azam Ali (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)

Materials/Biomaterials science and Bioengineering (including tissue-engineering and regenerative medicine); Polymers; Smart and Nanomaterials; Medical devices and technologies; Proteins and biochemistry; Functional food packaging; Microencapsulation technology ; Functional/medical textile
Work: 64 3 479 7456 | Mobile: 64 21 139 7912

Professor Raechel Laing (Clothing and Textile Sciences, Centre for Materials Science and Technology)

Structure, function, properties and performance of textiles, leather, and other selected materials; Textiles in human health, safety and performance
Work: 64 3 479 7540

Dr Bronwyn Lowe (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)

Materials science; Cultural materials; Textiles; Microscopy
Work: 64 3 479 7516

Dr Catherine Smith (Centre for Materials Science and Technology, Clothing and Textile Sciences)

Pre-contact Māori textiles; Material culture; Conservation of cultural materials (objects from Indigenous and world cultures); Conservation science
Work: 64 3 479 7548

Associate Professor Cheryl Wilson (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)

Thermal properties of clothing and textiles; Clothing, textiles and prevention of injury; Product development and performance; UV transmission/properties
Work: 64 3 479 7546

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