School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Levels Three and Four, Beatrice Tinsley Building
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Email Office: physical-chemical-sciences@canterbury.ac.nz
Email Outreach physical-chemical-outreach@canterbury.ac.nz
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Phone: +64 3 369 3100

Physical and Chemical Sciences Contacts

Academic Administrators

Diane Caddick

Academic Administrator - Chemistry (Part-time)
Beatrice Tinsley 405
Internal Phone: 94326

Rosalie Reilly

Academic Administrator - Physics (Part-time)
Beatrice Tinsley 406
Internal Phone: 94327

Undergraduate Coordinators

Michael Albrow

Associate Professor of Astronomy
Physics 200-level and Astronomy Co-ordinator
West 616
Internal Phone: 95189

Alison Downard

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Chemistry Undergraduate Co-ordinator
West 832
Internal Phone: 94228

Roger Reeves

Professor
Physics 100-level Co-ordinator
West 618
Internal Phone: 95943

Postgraduate Co-ordinators 

Chris Gordon

Senior Lecturer
Physics and Astronomy Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Beatrice Tinsley 413
Internal Phone: 95156

Steven Marsh

Senior Lecturer
Director of Medical Physics
West 704
Internal Phone: 94225

Sarah Masters

Associate Professor
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Beatrice Tinsley 422
Internal Phone: 94229

Administrative Services staff

Sharlene Wilson

School Administrator
Beatrice Tinsley 402
Internal Phone: 94324

Rachael Hocking

Manager
Beatrice Tinsley 404
Internal Phone: 94325

Diane Caddick

Academic Administrator - Chemistry (Part-time)
Beatrice Tinsley 405
Internal Phone: 94326

Rosalie Reilly

Academic Administrator - Physics (Part-time)
Beatrice Tinsley 406
Internal Phone: 94327

Gill Ellis

Purchasing and Stores Technician
Ernest Rutherford 130a (ground floor)
Internal Phone: 94231

Xuefeng Liu

Purchasing and Finance Administrator
West 207A via 209
Internal Phone: 95488

Head of School

Rudi Marquez

Head of School
Beatrice Tinsley 403
Internal Phone: 90162
Mobile: +64276427643

Academic staff

Michael Albrow

Associate Professor of Astronomy
Physics 200-level and Astronomy Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Astronomical data analysis
- Astronomical instrumentation
- Globular clusters
- Gravitational ...

Jenni Adams

Associate Professor
400 level supervisor
Postgraduate coordinator
Fields of Research:
- Cosmology and astroparticle physics
- High energy neurtrino detection
- Inflationary phase ...

Timothy Allison

Chemistry Lecturer
Chemistry Seminar Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Native mass spectrometry
- Membrane proteins
- Enzymes
- Structural biology

Simon Brown

Professor of Physics
Fields of Research:
- Nanotechnology
- Atomic clusters
- Percolation
- Topological materials
- Scanning Tunneling ...

Anthony Butler

Researcher

Phil Butler

Professor of Physics

Deborah Crittenden

Senior Lecturer
Research Interests:
My research interests lie in:
- the development and application of new theoretical methods and algorithms for modelling quantum properties of ...

Owen Curnow

Associate Professor
Fields of Research:
- Ionic liquids
- Homogeneous catalysis
- Organometallic chemistry
- Phosphorus coordination ...

Alison Downard

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Fields of Research:
- Nanoscale grafted layers
- Electrochemistry
- Surface chemistry
- Carbon materials
- Metal ...

Antony Fairbanks

Professor
Fields of Research:
- Synthetic organic chemistry
- Chemical Biology
- Carbohydrate chemistry
- Oligosaccharide ...

Christopher Fitchett

Associate Professor
Fields of Research:
- Organic Synthesis
- Organic Electronics
- Solar Cells
- Supramolecular Chemistry
- Asymmetric ...

Daniel Foley

Chemistry Lecturer
Fields of Research:
- Synthetic organic chemistry
- 3-D fragments
- Natural product-inspired compounds
- Hit ...

Sally Gaw

Associate Professor
Fields of Research:
- Environmental Chemistry
- Fate and behaviour of contaminants in the environment
- Human ...

Vladimir Golovko

Associate Professor
Director of Research
Research Interests:
Research interests include the synthesis of novel multifunctional metal clusters, complexes and colloids; catalytic studies; nanotechnology ...

Chris Gordon

Senior Lecturer
Physics and Astronomy Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Galactic Centre
- Millisecond pulsars
- Cosmic rays
- Dark matter
- Galaxy clusters
- Primordial ...

Richard Hartshorn

Professor
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Safety Officer
Fields of Research:
- Anti-cancer drug design
- Bio-inorganic chemistry
- Co-ordination chemistry
- Inorganic ...

Jodie Johnston

Senior Chemistry Lecturer
Fields of Research:
- Structural Biology
- Protein Chemistry
- Menaquinone Biosynthesis
- X-ray ...

Konstantin Pavlov

Dr of Physics
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Physics
Fields of Research:
- X-ray physics
- Phase contrast imaging and tomography
- X-ray dynamical diffraction
- Coherent ...

Paul Kruger

Professor
Fields of Research:
- Metallo-supramolecular and Coordination Chemistry
- Coordination polymers and porous ...

Steven Marsh

Senior Lecturer
Director of Medical Physics
Fields of Research:
- Radiation Therapy
- Medical Imaging
- Dosimetry
- Radiation Protection

Sarah Masters

Associate Professor
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Fields of Research:
- Gas Electron Diffraction
- Computational Chemistry
- Structural Methods
- Generation and ...

Adrian McDonald

Professor
Director of Gateway Antarctica
Fields of Research:
- Atmospheric composition
- Atmospheric dynamics and waves
- Chemistry climate modelling
- Radar ...

Karen Pollard

Associate Professor
Director of The University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory
Fields of Research:
- High resolution spectroscopy
- Late stages of stellar evolution
- Radially and non-radially ...

Roger Reeves

Professor
Physics 100-level Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- General spectroscopy using lasers to cover ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectral ...

Mike Reid

Professor of Physics
Fields of Research:
- Electronic structure and optical properties of lanthanide (rare-earth) ...

Laura Revell

Lecturer
Environmental Physics
Fields of Research:
- Atmospheric chemistry
- Climate change
- Chemistry-climate interactions
- Atmospheric ...

Brett Robinson

Professor
Fields of Research:
- Biowaste research
- Trace elements in the environment
- Soil chemistry
- Environmental ...

Greg Russell

Associate Professor
Fields of Research:
- Computer modelling of reaction kinetics
- Emulsion polymerisation
- Free-radical ...

Ian Shaw

Professor of Toxicology
Fields of Research:
- Chemical residues in food and the environment and their human health effects
- Leads the ...

Jon-Paul Wells

Professor
Fields of Research:
- Free electron laser spectroscopy
- Interferometry and applications
- Optoelectronic ...

Jan Wikaira

Senior Lecturer
Fields of Research:
- Chemistry education
- Small molecule structure analysis
- X-ray analysis of wood

Bryce Williamson

Dean of Postgraduate Research
Professor
Fields of Research:
- Chemical applications of group theory
- Molecular electronic spectroscopy
- Matrix-isolation ...

David Wiltshire

Professor of Physics
300-level Physics Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- General relativity and gravitation
- Cosmology
- Black holes
- Quantum gravity

Technical staff

Nathan Alexander

Teaching Laboratory Manager
Ernest Rutherford 421 (Level 4)
Internal Phone: 95219

Laurie Anderson

Stores Manager
Ernest Rutherford 130a (ground floor)
Internal Phone: 94230

John Davis

Technical Officer
Network Administrator
Ernest Rutherford 322
Internal Phone: 94080

Gill Ellis

Purchasing and Stores Technician
Ernest Rutherford 130a (ground floor)
Internal Phone: 94231

Clifford Franklin

Technician
Room 322, Level 3, Ernest Rutherford Building
Internal Phone: 95346

Nigel Frost

Senior Technical Officer
Technician
Mt John Field Station
Internal Phone: 92129
Mobile: 027 680 3491

Steven Graham

Technician
West 211
Internal Phone: 95382

Stephen Hemmingsen

Technician
West 106
Internal Phone: 92069

Amanda Inglis

Technical Officer
Covering parental leave for Marie Squire
Internal Phone: 90436

Graeme MacDonald

Technician
West 209
Internal Phone: 95381

Wayne Mackay

Technician
West 124
Internal Phone: 94257

Rob McGregor

Technical Officer
West 631
Internal Phone: 94268

Nick Oliver

Technician
General staff representative, management team
West 127
Internal Phone: 95130

Dr Orlon Petterson

Computing and IT Services Manager
Ernest Rutherford, Room 322 (level 3)
Internal Phone: 94241

Graeme Plank

Senior Technical Officer
Ernest Rutherford 322 (level 3)
Internal Phone: 95357

Matthew Polson

Compliance and Instrument Technician
Ernest Rutherford Rm121
Internal Phone: 94826

Marie Squire

Technical Officer
West 748
Internal Phone: 95085

Robert Stainthorpe

Technician
West 713
Internal Phone: 95366

Robert Thirkettle

Technician
West 106
Internal Phone: 95935

Mike Van der Colk

Technician
Ernest Rutherford 421
Internal Phone: 95171

Canterbury Distinguished Professor

Robert H Grubbs

Distinguished Professor

Roy Kerr

Canterbury Distinguished Professor
Fellow of the Royal Society

Postdoctoral staff

Susant Acharya

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 92340

Saurabh Bose

Research Fellow
West 605
Internal Phone: 95226

Antonio Herrera Martin

Astronomy Post Doctoral Fellow with Michael Albrow's group
Internal Phone: 90419

Henry Li

Post Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry)
Internal Phone: 92141

Tobias Maerkl

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95968

Komal Patil

Post Doctoral Fellow
Phone: 6433690280
Internal Phone: 90280

Daniel Preston

Post Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry)

Samantha Zoe Dudley

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 90423

Research Fellows

Mohammad Zeidan

Internal Phone: 93661

Emeritus and Adjunct Staff 

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Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:00:00 NZST
Dr Jack Chen
Applying Concepts from Nature for the design of Catalysts and Smart Chemical Networks
Room 701, West Building