Downard Electrochemistry and Surface Chemistry Research Group
Welcome to the Downard Electrochemistry and Surface Chemistry Research Group
From left: Kalib Bell, Paula Brooksby, Brad Simons, Alison Downard, Haifeng Ma, Lita Lee (absent: Nei-Jin Ke)
The Downard Group is an electrochemistry and surface chemistry group. Our research focuses on the fabrication, characterisation and surface modification of conducting and non-conducting substrates.
We are located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Canterbury under the supervision of Professor Alison J Downard, a Principal Investigator with The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
Our current research receives funding from:
- The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
- Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
- The RSNZ Marsden Fund
We currently have no fully funded PhD scholarships available.
The University offers scholarships for local and international PhD and MSc students. However applicants must have very high grades to be successful. If you have a GPA equivalent to 8.2/9.0 or higher for your last two years of university study, and meet other entrance criteria, you should consider applying for a UC scholarship.
For further information, please consult the following websites:
- University of Canterbury Scholarships
- International Students
- China Scholarship Council / University of Canterbury Joint PhD Scholarship Programme
Sources of Postdoctoral Research Funding to come and work with us in New Zealand
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships
We are also always interested in hearing from prospective postdoctoral fellows or academic visitors who can obtain their own funding to come and join us.To enquire about these possibilities, please contact Alison Downard via email email@example.com