The Dodd-Walls Centre research focuses around photonics, the manipulation of light at the most fundamental, quantum level, and the control and manipulation of matter at the atomic scale, through the use of light.
As a Centre of Research Excellence, the Dodd-Walls Centre has over 220 researchers and students from six partner institutions, working in quantum optics, photonics and precision atomic physics. The Centre engages in educational outreach and commercialisation activities.
Our Dodd-Walls Centre research community produce a large number of peer-reviewed scientific papers and reviews published in international journals. Research directly supported by the Dodd-Walls Centre generated these publications.
Our research is centered around key research themes and questions.
Our seminars bring together our collaborators from all of our partner institutions.
The Dodd-Walls Centre provides access to a dedicated team of industry professionals. They solve specific problems, create prototype devices and develop Dodd-Walls research for commercialisation.
Dodd-Walls Centre-developed emerging technologies and key research breakthroughs informs our education outreach content to accelerate an uptake in STEM subjects to inspire the next generation.
We develop and deliver innovative education outreach activities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, together with those from under-resourced or geographically remote communities.
Co-developing and delivering education outreach content and activities that integrate indigenous knowledge and priorities in a manner that better serves Māori and Pasifikia communities.
We believe that, at the Dodd-Walls Centre, we have an Education Outreach Programme that is second to none. In large part this is due to our decision to partner closely with the museum sector in the delivery of outreach, especially the Otago Museum and Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland.
June 19, 2022
Otago Museum education manager Chris Burgess celebrates the news that The Dodd-Walls Centre has donated $7000 to keep education programmes temporarily free
June 12, 2022
Congratulations to DWC alumna Catarina Sahlberg who has been appointed the new programme director for Big Science Sweden!
May 30, 2022
A big congratulations to Professor Cather Simpson, who has recently been appointed to the Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Board, with effect June 1, 2022
May 12, 2022
Wired for Weird - Listener article featuring David Hutchinson
There are many ways in which you can join the Dodd-Walls Centre family as a student, investigator or as an external partner organisation.
Working with our team of leading scientists opens up a wide range of opportunities, these include involvement in vital world-class research, start-up companies, industry collaborations, local and central government projects, and developing innovations to improve people’s lives.
We’d be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in collaborating with us or you have an innovative research idea.