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A/Prof Nicola Gaston

Deputy Director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology .

A/Prof Gaston is based in the Physics Department of the University of Auckland, New Zealand

“HPC and nanotech: a tale of cooperative exponential technologies”

 A/Prof Nicola Gaston

Abstract

In this talk I’ll give a survey of the different research efforts within the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence) that rely on HPC resources.  I’ll also reflect on how these technologies intertwine on different levels; a central research theme of the institute being ‘Tomorrow’s Electronic Devices’, for example, while our ‘Energy’ and ‘Functional Nanostructures’ themes provide complementary research skills and questions. Finally, I’ll give some idea of the future prospects for these types of materials based technologies in the New Zealand context.

Wednesday 7th February, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Bio

MacD-headshot2017A/Prof Nicola Gaston is the Deputy Director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and based in the Physics Department of the University of Auckland.  Her research is highly dependent on HPC resources as she studies the electronic structure of nanostructured materials for a range of applications, as well as for curiosities sake.  She has previously been the President of the NZ Association of Scientists and can be found on twitter as @nicgaston.

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