Materials Today takes a special look at materials research "down under" with interviews with researchers from New Zealand and Australia who are making waves in the world of materials science. 

Sally Brooker is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Otago. Her research can be broadly classed as transition metal and macrocyclic chemistry, but it covers everything from photocatalytic generation of hydrogen and green polymerisation catalysts, to single molecule magnets, and spin crossover complexes.

Julie Cairney is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Sydney and serves as Director of the university core facility, the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis. She is also the CEO of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility.

Please use the links below to read these items:

Materials Down Under: Prof Sally Brooker

Materials Down Under: Prof Julie Cairney

Materials Down Under: Dr Rakesh Joshi

Materials Down Under: Dr Kate Fox