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.
February 28, 2024
We happy to announce that our annual Symposium will be held at the University of Canterbury in 2024, and we warmly invite you to attend.
February 27, 2024
Award-winning Te Whai Ao researcher Prof Cather Simpson has their research highlighted
January 12, 2024
Prof. John Dudley and Prof. Goëry Genty are celebrated with the EPS-QEOD Prize for Research into the Science of Light
January 8, 2024
Professor Frank Bloomfield, DVCR of the University of Auckland and member of Te Whai Ao, received an ONZM for services to neonatology in the New Year's Honours.
December 12, 2023
ANZOS awards Cather Simpson with prestigious W.H. (Beattie) Steel medal.
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.