Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

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The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme welcomes your attendance and participation in our insightful events held throughout the year. A list of PAST EVENTS is also provided below.

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Dr Erin Leitao - Senior Lecturer, Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science

Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers

FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE FUTURE: Bonding Science with the creation of new materials

As dominant conversations about the future become more influenced by digital environments, we forget about the impact of fundamental science on our modern technologies. Dr Erin Leitao will justify why we should invest in fundamental research, with an overview of how Chemistry has prompted multiple new discoveries and applications now used in our daily lives. She will then give us a preview of what’s possible in our future materials through her work: the development of new polymers using Earth-abundant elements that contain currently unexplored properties.

Join us for a discussion of interest to professionals in: 


DATE & TIME: Tuesday 1 May 2018 | 5 - 7pm (Nibbles and drinks will be served)

VENUE: University of Auckland, Newmarket Campus Seminar Room (902.402) | Free parking via Gate 3, 306 Khyber Pass Road (please register your vehicle at reception to avoid towing)



PRESENTER: Dr Erin Leitao, Senior Lecturer, Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science


Erin is a Marie Curie Research Fellow, a recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship, and her research group uses a variety of techniques to investigate the use of catalysts to form main-group molecules and materials.
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More about the Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme can help you to develop successful new products and services and increase profitability through ideas generation, technology development and innovation implementation.

As a part of the IMM Programme, we host an exciting calendar of industry events throughout the year. These events offer innovative and novel insights into design, manufacturing efficiency, processing technology, and materials science.

By attending our events, you will become a part of an ongoing dialogue between industry experts, academics, and anyone with a stake in the future of New Zealand’s innovative manufacturing and design sector.


OUR NEXT EVENT will be a Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers on 1 May 2018, an evening event commencing at 5.00pm on our Newmarket Campus.




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