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Professor Simon Brown


Professor of Physics
Department's "Innovation Champion"


Ph.D. (Cambridge)


608, Physics and Astronomy

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364-2507
Internal Phone: 6507

Postal address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
New Zealand



Simon was an undergraduate at Victoria University of Wellington and has a Ph.D. from Cambridge in the U.K. He spent 6 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of NSW in Sydney, and a year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver before moving to Canterbury in 1998. His research interests have evolved from magnetism to semiconductor devices to atomic clusters.
Simon has been heavily involved in The MacDiarmid Institute where he served as the Deputy Director for Commercialisation and Industry Engagement for three years. He continues to be a Principal Investigator.

Postdoc Fellow



Research Interests

Nanotechnology - detailed information on research projects

$1m study: microchips that think like we do... Read more of Prof Simon Brown and Dr Saurabh Bose's work here

2016 Marsden Grant - Postdoc Saurabh Bose is the recipient of a fast start grant for "Brain inspired on-chip computation using self-assembled nanoparticles."

UC Research Profile

Department Administration

  • ERAU Liaison
  • Vacuum Systems
  • International Liaison

Recent Publications

Recent Research Students

Recent Postdoctoral Fellows

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