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Investigators

Professor David Hutchinson

Director

Department:
Dodd-Walls Centre
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A, Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Low Temperature Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Quantum Foundations, Solid State Physics, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Theoretical Physics
Profile:
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Professor Neil Broderick

Deputy Director

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Optics, Theoretical Physics
Profile:
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Professor Michael Albert

Principal Investigator

Department:
Computer Science
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Algorithims (incl. quantum), discrete mathematics, computational mathematics, game theory

Dr Mikkel Andersen

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Low Temperature Physics, Optics
Profile:
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Baptiste AuguieDr Baptiste Auguie

Associate Investigator

Department:
Engender Technologies
Institution:
Victoria University of Wellington
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Electromagnetism, Optics, Nano Science & Technology

Dr Danny Baillie

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Theoretical Physics

Professor Rob Ballagh

Emeritus Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Quantum Theory, Ultracold Atoms, Computational Physics, Electromagnetism & Optics
Profile:
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Professor Richard Blaikie

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Electromagnestism, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Solid State Physics

Professor Blair Blakie

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Profile:
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Dr Ashton Bradley

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Low Temperature Physics, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Theoretical Physics

Professor Joachim Brand

Principal Investigator

Department:
NZ Institute Advanced Studies
Institution:
Massey University
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Low Temperature Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Theoretical Physics
Profile:
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Professor Nicola Brasch

Associate Investigator

Department:
Chemistry
Institution:
Auckland University of Technology
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Medical, Health Physics, Light-Induced Chemistry

Dr Vladimir Bubanja

Associate Investigator

Department:
Measurement Standards Laboratory of NZ
Institution:
Callaghan Innovation
Research Theme:
Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Low Temperature Physics, Nano Science & Technology, Solid State Physics

Professor Howard Carmichael

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 2A, Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Electromagnetism, Optics, Quantum Foundations, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Theoretical Physics
Profile:
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Associate Professor Stéphane Coen

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Optics
Profile:
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Dr Cameron Craigie

Associate Investigator

Institution:
AgResearch
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Methods for objective evaluation of carcass and meat quality

Amita DebDr Amita Deb

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Optics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Foundations

Dr Miro Erkintalo

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Optics
Profile:
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Dr Vladimir Golovko

Associate Investigator

Department:
Chemistry
Institution:
University of Canterbury
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Accelerator, Chemical Physics, Crystallography, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Surface Physics

Keith GordonProfessor Keith Gordon

Principal Investigator

Department:
Chemistry
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Chemical Physics, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Polymer Physics/Science

Craig GrantDr Craig Grant

Educational Outreach Manager

Institution:
Otago Museum

Dr Ian Griffin

Institution:
Otago Museum

John HarveyProfessor John Harvey

Industry Team Leader

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland & Southern Photonics
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Theoretical nonlinear pulse propagation in optical fibres. Nonlinear fibre optics. High speed optical communications systems.

Justin HodgkissAssociate Professor Justin Hodgkiss

Associate Investigator

Department:
Chemical and Physical Sciences
Institution:
Victoria University of Wellington
Research Theme:
Theme 1A, Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Chemical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Energy Sources & Environment, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Polymer Physics/Science

Dr Maarten Hoogerland

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 2A, Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electrom

Jianyong JinDr Jianyong Jin

Associate Investigator

Department:
School of Chemical Sciences
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Polymer Physics/Science

Professor Jari Kaipio

Associate Investigator

Department:
Mathematics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Acoustics, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics, Climate & Atmospheric Science, Computational Physics, Electromagnetism, Geophysics, Medical, Health Physics, Systems Science & Engineering

Associate Professor Niels Kjaergaard

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
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Professor Bernd Krauskopf

Principal Investigator

Department:
Mathematics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems

Associate Professor Rainer Kunnemeyer

Associate Investigator

Department:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Institution:
University of Waikato
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Biophysics, Electrical Engineering, Optics

Eric Le RuProfessor Eric Le Ru

Associate Investigator

Department:
Chemical and Physical Sciences
Institution:
Victoria Unviersity of Wellington
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Chemical Physics, Computational Physics, Electromagnetism, Nano Science & Technology, Optics

Associate Professor Rainer Leonhardt

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A, Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Electromagnetism, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Polymer Physics/Science

Associate Professor Jevon Longdell

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A, Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Medical, Health Physics, Optics

Associate Professor Brendan McCane

Associate Investigator

Department:
Computer Science
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Computer Science

Dr Cushla McGoverin

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Biophysics, Optics

Stuart MurdochAssociate Professor Stuart Murdoch

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Optics

Associate Professor Scott Parkins

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 2A, Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Electromagnetism, Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Optics, Quantum Foundations, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Theoretical Physics

Roger ReevesProfessor Roger Reeves

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Institution:
University of Canterbury
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Solid State Physics

Professor Michael Reid

Associate Investigator

Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Institution:
University of Canterbury
Research Theme:
Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Chemical Physics, Solid State Physics

Dr Marlon Reis

Associate Investigator

Institution:
AgResearch
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Chemical Physics, Applied Mathematics

Dr Harald Schwefel

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 1A, Theme 1B, Theme 2B
Research Interests:
Nonlinear Dynamics & Complex Systems, Optics, Quantum Foundations

Professor Cather Simpson

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics & Chemical Sciences
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A, Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Nano Science & Technology, Optics
Profile:
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Dr Catherine Smith

Associate Investigator

Department:
Dodd-Walls Centre
Institution:
University of Otago
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Interdisciplinary analysis of Māori textiles, conservation and preservation of cultural materials, conservation science, cultural materials characterisation (microscopy, spectroscopy, fluorescence), light-induced deterioration mechanisms


Dr Luke Taylor

Industry Manager

Department:
Dodd-Walls Development Centre
Institution:
University of Otago

Kasper Van WijkAssociate Professor Kasper Van Wijk

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Acoustics, Geophysics, Optics

Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A, Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Biophysics, Engineering Physics/Science, Optics, Physics and other Science Education, Physics of Beams, Systems Science/Engineering
Profile:
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Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse

Associate Investigator

Department:
Chemical Sciences
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1B
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Chemical Physics, Energy Sources & Environment, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Polymer Physics/Science, Solid State Physics

Professor Jon Paul Wells

Principal Investigator

Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Institution:
University of Canterbury
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nano Science & Technology, Optics, Solid State Physics

Peter XuProfessor Peter Xu

Associate Investigator

Department:
Mechanical Engineering
Institution:
University of Auckland
Research Theme:
Theme 1A
Research Interests:
Optics, Fiber Optics for Medical Instruments

Professor Ulrich Zuelicke

Associate Investigator

Department:
Chemical & Physical Sciences
Institution:
Victoria University of Wellington
Research Theme:
Theme 2A
Research Interests:
Condensed Matter Physics, Low Temperature Physics, Nano Science & Technology, Solid State Physics, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Theoretical Physics

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Administration

Dr Paul Hoskin

Programme Manager

Department:
Dodd-Walls Centre
Institution:
University of Otago
Email:
paul.hoskin@otago.ac.nz

Mrs Diana Evans

Centre Administrator & Personal Assistant to the Director

Department:
Dodd-Walls Centre
Institution:
University of Otago
Email:
diana.evans@otago.ac.nz

Mrs Anita Foster

Centre Administrator

Department:
Dodd-Walls Centre
Institution:
University of Otago
Email:
anita.foster@otago.ac.nz

Ms Dee Miles

Administrator

Department:
Dodd-Walls Centre
Institution:
University of Auckland
Email:
dee.miles@auckland.ac.nz

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Postdoctoral & Research Fellows

Name Job Title Department Institution/Company
Maggie Au Postdoctoral Fellow Photon Factory Engender Technologies
Sangeetha Balabhadra Postdoctoral Fellow Physics and Astronomy University of Canterbury
Kai Chen Postdoctoral Fellow Chemical and Physical Sciences Victoria University of Wellington
Boyang Ding Research Fellow Physics University of Otago
Ulrich Ebling Postdoctoral Fellow NZIAS Massey University
Paul Freeman Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Bruno Garbin Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Auckland
John Helm Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Otago
Jami Johnston Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Sylwia Kolenderska Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Li Ma Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Otago
Ben Mallett Postdoctoral Fellow Photon Factory University of Auckland
Sara Miller Postdoctoral Fellow Chemistry University of Otago
Nick Monahan Postdoctoral Fellow Chemical and Physical Sciences Victoria University of Wellington
Antonio Munoz Mateo Postdoctoral Fellow NZIAS Massey University
Michel Nieuwoudt Senior Research Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Nina Novikova Postdoctoral Fellow Photon Factory University of Auckland
Sukla Pal Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Otago
Alfredo Rueda Sanchez Assistant Research Fellow Physics University of Otago
Daniel Schumayer Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Otago
Sophie Shamailov Research Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Soizic Terrien Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Ryan Thomas Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Otago
Lauri Toikka Postdoctoral Fellow NZIAS Massey University
Dominik Vogt Research Fellow Physics University of Auckland
Marvin Weyland Postdoctoral Fellow Physics University of Otago
Xiaoquan Yu Research Fellow Physics University of Otago

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DWC Board

  • Dr Garth Carnaby, G. A. Carnaby Associates (Chair)
  • Professor Richard Blakie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), University of Otago
  • Professor Jim Metson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Auckland
  • Professor Richard Barker, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Sciences), University of Otago
  • Dr Dianne McCarthy, DCM Solutions Ltd
  • Ms Charlotte Walshe, Dynamic Controls
  • Mr Ian Taylor, Animation Research Limited / Virtual Eye

DWC Science Advisory Board

  • Professor Allister Ferguson, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • Professor William D. Phillips, NIST and University of Maryland, USA
  • Professor Artur Ekert, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford
  • Professor Ursula Keller, Institute of Quantum Electronics, Switzerland

DWC Industry Advisory Board

  • Dr Simon Poole, Finisar Corporation, Australia (Chair)

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