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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
Email: azam.ali@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: richard.blaikie@otago.ac.nz

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

Electron microscopy; Structural biology; Virology
Work: 64 3 479 7349
Email: mihnea.bostina@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: adelie@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: colin.gavaghan@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: richard.greatbanks@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: katharine.legun@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: tony.lough@nzgenomics.co.nz

Dr Fabien Medvecky (Centre for Science Communication)

Science Communication; Public attitudes to science
Work: 64 3 479 7848
Email: fabien.medvecky@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: allan.mitchell@otago.ac.nz

Dr Timothy Molteno (Physics)

Electronics; Autonomous Robotics; High Performance Computing (Supercomputing); Programmable Logic; Electrosensory Navigation in Sharks
Work: 64 3 479 7752
Email: tim@physics.otago.ac.nz

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
Email: mike.paulin@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: jenny.rock@otago.ac.nz

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
Email: crodger@physics.otago.ac.nz

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
Email: vernon.squire@otago.ac.nz

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