School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

This is the sixth in a series of joint school seminars showcasing SPCS research …..


Chris Fitchett and Steve Marsh


School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Te Kura Matū

Time & Place

Fri, 31 May 2019 11:00:00 NZST in 11:00 am - West Room 701, Level 7

All are welcome


Chris Fitchett

 Welcome to FlatLand: Sometimes Large and Mostly Planar

 Aromatic molecules with their distributed molecular orbitals form the basis of many functional materials due to their ability to conduct electricity (organic electronics) and absorb radiation (OPVs). We try to synthesise new carbon and heteroatom-based aromatic molecules and use supramolecular chemistry techniques to assemble them into new structures. In this talk I will outline our current approaches for Singlet Fission and Photocatalysis. NOTE: may contain nuts (and molecules neither flat, large or planar).


 Steve Marsh

Medical Physics at UC

 Have you ever had to have an x-ray?  Chances are that you have. A CT is less common but some of you will have had one of those as well. What about ultra-sound or an MRI, or perhaps PET? 

Most of you will also know someone who has required treatment for cancer using radiation therapy.

The group of hospital specialists responsible for ensuring accurate diagnosis with the above imaging modalities and accurate treatment delivery for radiation therapy are clinical medical physicists.  Come to this talk and I will give you an insight to medical physics at UC.

  All Welcome