Nanotech NZ – Solutions from the Small?

Front-running nanotechnology expert, NZ-born Michael Kelly, (technology professor, University of Surrey), recently visited Wellington’s MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Kelly is optimistic of edge innovation in the field, “There are a whole range of problems which are more acute in NZ (than elsewhere).” Though he’s wary of ‘nano-hype’: “It’s an insanely difficult discipline… working on nano-materials is analogous to driving a car blindfolded with the person next to you shouting out instructions” Kelly is to receive an honorary doctorate from Victoria and take up a new technology professorship at Cambridge University, where he says he hopes to put machine into molecule: “technology into nanotechnology”.

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