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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 Richard Blaikie (Physics)

High-tech manufacturing; Micro- and nano-fabrication; Semiconductors; Electronics; Optics and lasers; Research management
Work: 64 3 479 8513 | Mobile: 64 21 279 8835

Dr Mihnea Bostina (Otago Centre for Electron Microscopy, Microbiology and Immunology)

Electron microscopy; Structural biology; Virology
Work: 64 3 479 7349

Professor Lloyd Davis (Centre for Science Communication, Zoology)

Penguins; Sexual selection and kin selection (birds and mammals); Langurs; Natural History Filmmaking; Science Communication
Work: 64 3 479 7654

Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan (Centre for Emerging Technologies, Faculty of Law)

Medical law and ethics; Regulation of reproductive and genetic technologies; Neurolaw
Work: 64 3 479 8852 | Mobile: 64 27 367 3572

Dr Richard Greatbanks (Management)

All types of manufacturing and production engineering; Lean manufacturing and Toyota Production Systems; Quality systems; Six Sigma and process improvement; Organisational performance measurement; Lean Thinking in Healthcare environments ; Nonprofit and philanthropic performance
Work: 64 3 479 8658 | Mobile: 64 21 209 2491

Dr Katharine Legun (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

sociology of agriculture, apple (fruit) production, plant patents, food systems, environmental sociology, environmental policy, social sustainability, food industries, science and technology studies
Work: 64 3 479 7666

Dr Tony Lough (New Zealand Genomics Ltd)

Provision of genomics service delivery to underpin New Zealand research in a range of areas including medicine, agriculture & the environment
Work: 64 3 470 3543 | Mobile: 64 21 0223 8591

Dr Fabien Medvecky (Centre for Science Communication)

Science Communication; Public attitudes to science
Work: 64 3 479 7848

Mr Allan Mitchell (Otago Centre for Electron Microscopy)

All aspects of electron microscopy, incl:; Transmission electron microscopy; Scanning electron microscopy;
Work: 64 3 479 5642 | Home: 64 3 476 2491

Dr Timothy Molteno (Physics)

Electronics; Autonomous Robotics; High Performance Computing (Supercomputing); Programmable Logic; Electrosensory Navigation in Sharks
Work: 64 3 479 7752

Associate Professor Michael Paulin (Zoology)

How animals perceive the world (special interest in sharks); How animals navigate and move (special interest in sharks and spiders); Animal-like robots; biomorphic and bio-inspired robots; Bio-inspired or biomimetic electronics (sensors etc); Computer simulation of nervous systems
Work: 64 3 479 7985

Dr Jennifer Rock (Centre for Science Communication, Zoology)

Aesthetics & paradigms in science; Climate change (ocean warming); Creative analogy & visual cognition in science communication; Integration of science & the arts: sci-art; Polar marine biology; Life history evolution; Thermal biology
Work: 64 3 479 5014

Professor Craig Rodger (Physics)

Space weather; Van Allen Radiation Belts; Sun-Earth coupling; Near-Earth space and ionosphere; Long range lightning detection; Aurora; High altitude lightning (e.g. red sprites); Electromagnetic remote sensing techniques; Impacts of geomagnetic storms on power grids
Work: 64 3 479 4120

Professor Vernon Squire

Marine hydrodynamics and engineering; Polar oceanography and geophysics; Geophysical fluid dynamics; Mathematical modelling; Non-Newtonian continuum mechanics
Work: 64 3 479 8303

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