The MacDiarmid Institute’s 2019 Regional Innovation Showcase - Gore
Come and hear MacDiarmid Institute scientists talk about how materials science is offering a greener future for our planet.
The MacDiarmid Institute’s 2019 Regional Innovation Showcase will be coming to Gore on the evening of Monday 14th October and this year’s theme is “NZ Innovation for Sustainability”.
The 2018 IPCC report left us in no doubt that we need to act now and fast if we are to have any chance of mitigating changes to our climate. To reach the Government’s Zero Carbon targets we’ll need new materials and new technology based on those materials, that haven't been discovered yet. Our showcase will be looking at how we are working towards this.
The speakers for the Gore event are: Dr Anna Garden and Dr Saurabh Bose. Dr Anna Garden is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago and an Associate Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute. Her current research is focused on using theoretical modelling to design new catalysts for sustainable industry and environmental remediation. Dr Saurabh Bose is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury and an Associate Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute. His research is focused on creating computer chips that resemble the structures in our brain, which has many potential future applications.
We are not climate scientists and this lecture is not about climate change. We are materials scientists and we’ll be speaking about research underway here in New Zealand that may reduce and perhaps even remediate the effects of climate change. This will include new energy technologies, renewables, energy efficient computers, recyclable consumer electronics and the upcycling of natural materials to contribute to a renewable economy.
The event will take place on Monday 14th October at 6.30pm, at Heartland Hotel Croydon, 100 Waimea Street, Gore. It will have a panel format with presentations from our speakers and plenty of time for questions from the audience.
For any queries, please contact MacD-Admin@vuw.ac.nz.
Dr Anna Garden & Dr Saurabh Bose
Heartland Hotel Croydon, 100 Waimea Street, Gore
6:30pm Mon 14 October, 2019 - 8:00pm Mon 14 October, 2019