School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

West Building
Engineering Drive
University of Canterbury
Christchurch

physical-chemical-sciences@canterbury.ac.nz
(preferred contact)

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Phone: +64 3 369 3100

Physical and Chemical Sciences Contacts

Academic Administrators

Diane Caddick

Academic Administrator - Chemistry (Part-time)
Room 705, Level 7, West Building
Internal Phone: 94326

Rosalie Reilly

Academic Administrator - Physics (Part-time)
Room 705, Level 7, West Building
Internal Phone: 94327

Rachael Hocking

Manager
Room 706, Level 7, West Building
Internal Phone: 94325

Sharlene Wilson

School Administrator
Room 708, Level 7, West Building
Internal Phone: 94324

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 

Jenni Adams

Associate Professor
Physics and Astronomy Postgraduate Co-ordinator
West 718
Internal Phone: 95989

Steven Marsh

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

Sarah Masters

Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies
West 736
Internal Phone: 94229

Administrative Services staff

Sharlene Wilson

School Administrator
West 708
Internal Phone: 94324

Rachael Hocking

Manager
West Rm 706
Internal Phone: 94325

Diane Caddick

Academic Administrator - Chemistry (Part-time)
West 705
Internal Phone: 94326

Rosalie Reilly

Academic Administrator - Physics (Part-time)
West 705
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
Room 710, Level 7, West Building
Internal Phone: 90162
Mobile: +64276427643

Academic staff

Jenni Adams

Associate Professor
Physics and Astronomy Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Cosmology and astroparticle physics
- High energy neurtrino detection
- Inflationary phase ...

Michael Albrow

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

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:
- Carbon materials
- Electrochemistry
- Nanoscale surface films
- Surface chemistry
- Carbon ...

Antony Fairbanks

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

Christopher Fitchett

Senior Lecturer
Fields of Research:
- Organic Synthesis
- Organic Electronics
- Solar Cells
- Supramolecular Chemistry
- Asymmetric ...

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, Astronomy and Medical Physics Seminar Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Galactic Centre
- Millisecond pulsars
- Cosmic rays
- Dark matter
- Galaxy clusters
- Primordial ...

Richard Hartshorn

Associate 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

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

Konstantin Pavlov

Dr of Medical Physics
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Physics

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

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

Adrian McDonald

Associate 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:
- Characterisation of non-linear optical materials
- General spectroscopy using lasers to ...

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 the environment

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

Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research (Scholarships)
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

Technician
Ernest Rutherford 421 (Level 4)
Internal Phone: 95219

Laurie Anderson

Stores Coordinator
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

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
West 740
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
West 435
Internal Phone: 95171

Canterbury Distinguished Professor

Robert H Grubbs

Distinguished Professor

Postdoctoral staff

Mark Aartsen

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95979

Susant Acharya

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 92340

Saurabh Bose

Research Fellow
West 605
Internal Phone: 95226

Henry Li

Post Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry)
Internal Phone: 92141

Tobias Maerkl

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95968

Simon Parsons

Lecturer
Internal Phone: 92148

Daniel Preston

Post Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry)

Hayley Scott

Post Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry)
Internal Phone: 95686

Research Fellows

Mohammad Zeidan

Internal Phone: 93661

Emeritus and Adjunct Staff 

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