MacDiarmid Institute receives $48m for science research

The MacDiarmid Institute in Wellington has been recognised for the fourth time as a Centre of Research Excellence and received $48 million in funding.

The Institute was founded in 2002 by Victoria University’s Professor Sir Paul Callaghan.

It brings people together from across seven institutions in New Zealand, five universities, Callaghan Innovation and GNS science, to use science and nanotechnology to address things like climate change, disease, and pollution.

The funding, which will be spread across seven years, will go towards the work the institute is doing on capturing carbon and turning it into fuel, and creating technology that will lower the amount of carbon computing creates.

Kathryn speaks with Institute co-director, and Victoria University Chemistry Professor, Justin Hodgkiss.

MacDiarmid Institute receives $48m for science research
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