Friday 20 May at 6.00pm 2022, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka.
Dr Michael Price, Victoria University of Wellington.
Dr Michael Price grew up in Timaru, New Zealand. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Otago, and University of California Berkeley, before doing his PhD under Professor Sir Richard Friend in the Optoelectronics group at the University of Cambridge. His PhD research focused on the optical properties of lead halide perovskites. He worked for the non-governmental organisation, The Smart Villages Initiative, looking at improving energy access in rural areas in developing countries, before doing a Postdoc in Cambridge on conjugated polymer nanostructure photophysics. He is now a Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington in the ultrafast spectroscopy group.