Medals and awards
Prince and Princess of Wales Award, 1984
NZ-Germany Science Cooperation Agreement Travel Award, 1987
Michaelis Memorial Prize, 1998
Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1998
National Science Foundation (USA) Graduate Student Fellowship, 1963-68
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship (UBC, Vancouver), 1968-71 Senior Scientist Fellowship, Norwegian Council for Science & Technology, 1990-91
Senior Scientist Fellowship, Canadian Science & Engineering Council, 1993-94
UK Engineering and Physical Science Res. Council, Senior Fellowship, 1998, 2003
Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, 2006-2012
Rare-earth nitrides, intrinsic ferromagnetic semiconductors, materials and spintronics devices
The VUW group opened a new field, firstly exploring and now working toward exploitation of the only series of intrinsic ferromagnetic semiconductors. We lead the world in this field of fundamental/applied materials physics. This project has been funded over more than ten years by NERF, Marsden and the MacDiarmid Institute.
Raman determination of ferroelectric-material phase diagrams
The expensive Raman capability in SCPS is used by me and Engineering Sr. lecturer James Quilty to delineate the phase changes in various ferroelectric and related materials. Our primary interest is in material strained by mixed-phase constituent or by epitaxial thin-film growth.
Selection of publications