NZ Research

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 – Organisation

    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.