School of Chemical Sciences
Research centres and groups
The School of Chemical Sciences runs various research programmes facilitated from our research centres.
Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM)
CACM is a joint venture with industry aimed at developing advanced composite materials and manufacturing processes.
Free Radical Research (FRR) group
FRR studies mechanistic aspects of free radical damage to biomolecules, including DNA and proteins, using nanosecond electron pulse, steady-state radiolysis and radical trapping.
The Hybrid Polymers team, with their research partners, focus on producing new, multi-functional plastics for practical application to business and industry needs.
Light Metals Research Centre (LMRC)
LMRC is a single-site light metals R&D and training facility. It provides on-site technical support, consulting and analytical services.
The Materials Accelerator is a multi-materials program to assist the manufacturing sector through R&D partnerships between industry and researchers.
Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery
A New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence in Biomedicine and Biotechnology Multidisciplinary research in cancer, diabetes and infectious disease.
Plastics Centre of Excellence (PCOE)
PCOE is a joint venture with the plastics industry to develop new materials and technologies. It includes educational programs.
Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC)
The Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC) brings together research academics from Science, Medicine and Engineering to develop new polymer electronics materials for sectors such as Health & Bioelectronics and Polymer Electronics in Devices.
The Photon Factory
The Photon Factory's research employs high energy laser pulses to evaluate the femtosecond dynamics of molecular systems and to directly alter surface structures.
UniServices manages the University’s intellectual property, research-based consultancy partnerships, contract education, and commercialisation.