18 November 2013
The NMR group would like to welcome our Summer Scholarship student Finnian Gray! Over the next few months Finnian will be working with us on a RheoNMR project.
27-30 October 2013
The Asia-Pacific NMR Symposium was held in conjunction with Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG) and many members of the group attended. The group was able to present five posters (including two posters with a five minute presentation) and one oral contribution. Congratulations to Wilfred who won a poster prize!
15-19 September 2013
Petrik Galvosas, Bradley Douglass, Stefan Kuczera and Tim Brox are attending the International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC) in Rome (Italy), presenting their recent results on Rheo-NMR instrumentation and application of non-Newtonian fluids to the wider soft matter community with three posters.
25-29 August 2013
Petrik Galvosas, Bradley Douglass, Stefan Hertel, Stefan Kuczera and Tim Brox have made the trip across to Cambridge to attend the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM) 12. Talks and poster presentations reported recent progress in porous media research, cancerous tissue detection, Rheo-NMR and soft matter research. Most notably, Stefan Hertel entered the "Young Investigator" category where he was awarded with GBP400. Furthermore, Tim Brox delivered a talk on his recent achievements on Rheo-NMR instrumentation which received a lot of interest from participants.
Thank you Robert
1 July 2013
We would like to thank Robert Fischer for the work he has done with the group over the past three months. He has designed some NMR hardware that will be greatly beneficial for the group's research.
Intern finishing up
28 June 2013
Three months has passed by so quickly! We would like to thank Robert Fischer for his hard work over the past few months designing and manufactoring some NMR hardware for the lab. We wish you all the best for your last week in New Zealand and safe travels back to Germany!
10 June 2013
The first trimester of 2013 has passed by already and last Friday Wayne Crump delivered the results of his project, the flow of water through coffee grains (supervised by Petrik Galvosas and Stefan Hertel.) We congratulate Wayne on completing the project and wish him all the best for the rest of his honours year.
26 April 2013
The group would like to congratulate Dr. Sergei Obruchkov for being awarded the Magna Cum Laude prize at the ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition. He won 2nd prize for his poster Construction of a 1.5 T Cryogen Free MRI System in the MR Systems Engineering category.
3 April 2013
We would like to welcome Robert Fischer, who is the newest addition to the group. Robert is a visting intern from Germany who will be part of the lab for the next three months designing and manufactoring NMR hardware.
18 March 2013
The group would like to welcome Wayne Crump. Wayne is a physics honours student who will be in the lab for the first trimester studying the diffusion of water through coffee grains.
New PhD student
1 March 2013
The Magnetic Resonance group would like to welcome Fangrong Zong. Our newest PhD student from China will be studying biological tissues (e.g. cancerous tissues) as a porous material and developing imaging techniques for its characterisation.
Where has the summer gone?
1 March 2013
The great summer weather continues to shine in Wellington, however time has passed so fast that over the past month and a half, we have said farewell to five students. Hope who left us in mid-January, and more recently, with in the last two weeks we've seen Stefanie and Markus head back overseas. While Steven and Dayle head back to classes for trimester 1.
The Magnetic Resonance group would like to thank you all for all the work you have put in and trust that you enjoyed your time with the group as much as we have had having you.
18-19 February 2013
Thanks to the Macdiarmid Institute for putting on the Callaghan Symposium. A two day event where friends and colleagues of Sir Paul gathered to share stories about research, life, leadership, innovation, a passion for science and the legacy he has left for us.
It was indeed a joy for the Magnetic Resonance group to be a part of the symposium, see some fantastic, passionate and often emotional talks.
For more infomation on the symposium and download the talks go to the Macdiarmid Institute website.
7 January 2013
It's really encouraging when we see young students who are excited about science! For the next two weeks we have Hope Henry from Leeston in the laboratory. She will be getting an introduction to magnetic resonance imaging and a feel of what it's like to part of the group, it's exciting to see where she'll be in a few years time!