New Robinson Research Institute director

Associate Professor Nick Long has been appointed as the new director of Victoria University’s Robinson Research Institute.

Associate Professor Long has been part of the Robinson team for over 20 years. The Institute was formerly part of IRL (Industrial Research Limited) and Callaghan Innovation.

He has led the Institute’s magnetic sensor research programme, and his primary research is in high temperature superconductivity (HTS) and the development of HTS Roebel cables.

“I’m particularly looking forward to better integrating our mission in applied research and working with companies with the educational mission of the University,” he says. “Robinson can offer graduate students linkages with New Zealand and international companies doing technology development at the highest level.”

Associate Professor Long is a Victoria alumnus—completing a Master’s degree in physics in 1989. He also has a PhD from the University of Southern California.

Associate Professor Long started in his new role on 28 November, 2016.