Group members

Academic Staff

Prof Shaun Hendy 

Dr Shaun Hendy

Professor Shaun Hendy is the Deputy Director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (based at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences), and a Distinguished Scientist at Industrial Research Ltd.

His PhD in physics from the University of Alberta was followed by a NZ Science and Technology post-doctoral fellowship at Industrial Research Ltd in Wellington. He joined Victoria University in 2003.

Shaun writes a blog, 'A measure of science' as part of Sciblogs, a hub for New Zealand's science bloggers. Shaun also has a regular slot on Radio New Zealand Nights as physics correspondant.

Industrial Research Ltd Staff

Dr Aruna Awasthi | Dr Philip Zhang | Dr Dion O`Neale

Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr Dmitri Schebarchov

PhD Students

Nat Lund | Catriona Sissons

MSc Students

Keoni Mahelona


Dr Jade Mackay (Dresden) | Dr Peter Zoontjens (RMIT) | Dr Philip Zhang (IRL)

Dr David Stewart (Oak Ridge) | Dr Brent Walker (UCL) | David Williamson (Halifax)

Virginia Nicholson (MIT) | Dr Andreas Hermann (Cornell) | Dr Srikanth Dhondi (IRL)

Dr Sione Paea | Amanda Parker (UBC)

People in the News

1 March 2011 - IBM Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Amanda Parker has been chosen as an IBM Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2011. Amanda will visit the IBM Almaden Labs in California for 3 months to work on a research project with Dr Julia Rice.

8 November 2010 - New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards

Shaun Hendy who won the NZAS Research Medal at the New Zealand Association of Scientists awards last week.

The medal is awarded to a scientist under the age of 40 for publishing outstanding fundamental or applied research in their field.

Shaun’s major research discoveries include identifying how nanoparticles melt and working out how they bounce off surfaces. He has also investigated the flow of fluids at the nanoscale and how these fluid flows depend on the chemistry of the surfaces they flow over.

17 July 2010 - Listener Article

Shaun Hendy was interviewed by Rebecca Macfie for the Listener about his research into the effects of scale and collaboration on innovation.