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Platinum Sponsor

UCThe University of Canterbury (UC) is ranked in the world’s top 3% of universities. We have a strong international reputation for high-quality degrees, research-active teaching staff, world-class facilities and a vibrant student community.

UC produces graduates that are work-ready, culturally aware, willing to play an active role in the community and globally connected. Every year, more
than 4,000 students graduate prepared to change the world, joining more than 100,000 UC alumni who are already doing so. /

Gold Sponsor

nzic-logoThe New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC), founded in 1931, represents some 1000 members involved in the profession of chemistry.Members participate in the study, practice, teaching, promotion and management of chemistry. It is comprised of six branches and a number of specialty groups including Chemical Education, Chromatography, Electrochemistry, Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Instrument Training, Molecular Modelling, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and X-ray Crystallography.
The NZIC also publishes a professional journal, Chemistry in New Zealand (CiNZ) quarterly and confers a number of prizes upon distinguished chemists and students annually as well as travel and expense grants to student members.

Gold Sponsorotago-logo

Established in 1871, the Department of Chemistry at Otago is the oldest Chemistry Department in New Zealand. It has a rich research culture with a strong focus on research excellence in chemical synthesis, materials and environmental chemistry. Embedded within the Department are the Plant Extracts Research Unit, a joint venture with Plant and Food Research, and the Centre for Chemical and Physical Oceanography, a joint venture with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.


Welcome Reception & Poster Session Sponsor

The Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS), based on Massey’s Albany, Auckland campus, generates, disseminates and preserves scientific knowledge of the highest quality. INMS coexist with the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study (NZ IAS), and together we have a formidable research and teaching reputation. The institute offers an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse community in a unique interdisciplinary atmosphere. INMS has strength across the sciences, with exceptionally high-calibre research leadership in all its disciplines, and a number of world-leading research groups.

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

NewSpec LogoEstablished in 2004 NewSpec is a major supplier to the Physics and Chemistry research communities in Australasia. As the distributors for a world leading group of companies including Newport, Spectra Physics, Oriel, Ultrafast Systems, NKT Photonics, Hitachi High Technologies and Zygo, NewSpec offers a large range of products. CW to ultrafast lasers and spectrometers, vibration control solutions, and a range of surface metrology and imaging solutions.

Conference Supporter

lastekNow in it’s 28th year of business Lastek is a leading supplier of photonic instruments, lasers, spectroscopic instruments, multiphoton, light sheet and super resolution microscopes, high precision positioning systems and laser safety installations. Lastek have on staff 6 PhD qualified scientists and four science graduates. Lastek staff also design and build custom systems for research and industrial measurement projects and are qualified to specify laser safety compliant equipment.

Conference Supporter

American Elements, global manufacturer of metals, alloys, chemicals, & nanomaterials for advanced engineering & physical chemistryAmerican Elements, global manufacturer of metals, alloys, chemicals, & nanomaterials for advanced engineering & physical chemistry

Poster Prize

PCCPPCCP (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) is an international journal for the publication of cutting-edge original work in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. The journal has a broad scope which included spectroscopy, dynamics, kinetics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, catalysis, surface science, quantum mechanics and theoretical developments. PCCP is co-owned by 19 national chemical societies and is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the whole scientific community.