This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Nanoscience. Included are profiles of organisations carrying out work in this area.
Electrocatalysts for future fuels – Article
New nanoparticle catalysts are being created in New Zealand that will help provide hydrogen for fuel cells. These will help reduce our reliance on non-renewable fuel sources.
Gold nanoparticles from plants – Article
Gold and alloy nanoparticles being created in plants at Massey University could be used as catalysts in fuel cells for the military and other complex chemical reactions.
New nanoparticle shapes – Article
Scientists at Victoria University of Wellington are making new shapes of nanoparticles. These will help reduce poisonous emissions from car exhausts by making catalytic converters in cars more efficient.
Quantum dots and medical research – Article
Nanoscale silicon quantum dots are being developed in New Zealand. They will be able to locate and show up cancerous cells in humans, and deliver drugs to them.
Nanoscience at Massey University – Organisation
Massey University offers courses and cutting-edge research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It plays an important role in the national and international research community.
The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is an organisation that involves scientists from around New Zealand. Scientists from different areas of expertise collaborate to carry out cutting-edge research.
Nanoscience at Victoria University of Wellington – Organisation
The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (SCPS) at Victoria University of Wellington has a wide range of teaching and research interests, including nanotechnology and materials science.