November 18, 2024
The Symposium will be held in Christchurch from Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November 2024. More details on the schedule, invited speakers, and activities will follow. At this stage we are hoping you are excited to join us for this wonderful opportunity to gather in person, share research, and reconnect with Centre members from across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Contact email@example.com to register your interest.
May 13, 2023
TechWeek is coming up. The Dodd Walls Centre has several events happening during TechWeek:
MOTAT Auckland, 13th to 20th May - To celebrate Tech Week 2023 and the International Day of Light on May 16, MOTAT has a series of hands-on fun learning experiences for kids young and old.
Wellington, 15th May - Jose Pozo, Chief Technology Officer at Optica Worldwide will give a talk titled “Lighting The Way to Industry 4.0”
Auckland, 16th May - Jose Pozo, Chief Technology Officer at Optica Worldwide will give a talk titled “Lighting The Way to Industry 4.0”
Auckland, 17th May – this will be a shared event with the MacDiarmid Institute, New Zealand Product Accelerator, University of Canterbury Biomolecular Interaction Centre, AUT Chemistry, Momentum committees, CHIASMA and MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association. Titled “Leveraging NZ Deeptech to Build a Sustainable Future” this event will feature talks from Keith Gordon, Taniela Lolohea, Angel Ogier, Olivia Ogilvie, Mike Lim Trirec.
For the full programme, check out the TechWeek website: https://techweek.co.nz/programme/
June 12, 2023
Te Whai Ao — Dodd-Walls Centre Rotorua Symposium June 13th - 16th
Te Whai Ao — Dodd-Walls Centre is hosting the 2023 at the Sudima Lake Hotel in Rotorua, from June 12th to 16th.
October 10, 2022
(Due to Covid-19 complications, this workshop has been postponed) In this workshop, Max will provide advice to those who are applying to the Endeavour Fund
In this workshop, Max will provide advice to those who are applying to the Endeavour Fund, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Staff and postdocs are invited to attend and there will be a light lunch available afterwards provided by the Dodd-Walls Centre.
Where: G400 of Science lll, University of Otago and by Zoom (link available on registering).
When: 10am – 12noon on Monday, 10 October 2022
Register here: https://forms.gle/jV23zsxgCUMj2u7c9
Short Bio of Max Kennedy:
Max Kennedy, PhD, FIChemE, FEngNZ (Ret), FNZIC, was the Manager of Contestable Investments at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for 12 years. This included managing the Endeavour Fund (New Zealand’s largest contestable research fund), the industry-led Partnership Fund, the Pre-Seed Acceleration Fund, and the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund. Max also led MBIE’s COVID Innovation Acceleration Fund to support research to respond to the COVID-19pandemic.
Prior to this Max was Research and Development Strategy Manager at Meat and Wool NZ Ltd (MWNZ), directing MWNZ consortia research investment in nine companies or partnerships in the pastoral sector. Formerly he was the Chief Scientific Officer of IRL-Bio PharmLtd, a New Zealand-based fermentation contract manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients for human clinical trials under cGMP conditions.
Max has served as Director on the Boards six technology companies and was on the Fermentation Advisory Board of the anti-malaria project of OneWorld Health (a not for profit pharmaceutical company based in San Francisco, USA). Max has been Chair of SCENZ – IChemE in New Zealand and Chair of The Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers (ANZFChE).
July 5, 2022
Dodd-Walls Centre Dunedin Symposium. July 5-8, 2022
Please follow this link to see some of our Symposium Photos, credit and grateful appreciation to Yourong Frank Wang, Sharron Bennett, and Angela Jane for donating their time and energy to this event.
The Dodd-Walls Symposium will be held from Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th of July in Dunedin.
We look forward to celebrating the year so far and hearing what everyone has been up to.
Vote for the People's Choice Best Student Poster during the Poster Session on Wednesday between 16.30 and 17.30. The link will activate during the session and the winner decided at the end of the session.
Kia ora koutou,
Puketeraki Marae would like us to know the following in relation to our visit to their marae tomorrow morning:
Given the rising Covid-19 situation, it will be a bit of an attenuated pōwhiri – so no hongi and more of a ‘wave’. Also, kai will be served on separate plates for individuals.
Before entering the marae please remove your shoes, ngā mihi.
May 18, 2022
Check out our Techweek events in Christchurch and Auckland!
Please click the link below to register for the Techweek events in Auckland and Christchurch, as posted on the DWC LinkedIn page. We're excited to see you there!
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.Science III Building