Professor Bob Buckley
Director, Robinson Research Institute
Professor Bob Buckley has undertaken research in a wide range of materials including amorphous semiconductors, zeolites, ionic conductors, sea ice and since their discovery in 1987, high temperature superconductors (HTS).
He was a key investigator in the synthesis and discovery of a range of HTS materials. Bob is a co-inventor of Bi-2223, a foundation compound for the manufacture of HTS wires.
Bob has led the transition from the materials discovery phase through HTS wire development and on to the development of HTS machines including magnets, transformer and MRI systems.
Bob’s PhD is from Victoria University of Wellington.