University of Auckland (UoA), New Zealand
University of Auckland (UoA) is the largest, most comprehensive and highest-ranked university in New Zealand and consistently places among the Top 100 universities in the world by QS World Rankings. The institution was established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. School of Chemical Sciences (SCS), The University of Auckland, teaches and performs research in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, green chemical science, polymers, food science and nutrition, forensic science, and wine science. It is the largest chemistry department in the country. Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic is Director of the Polymer Biointerface Center at The University of Auckland (a cross-disciplinary research centre spanning three faculties at the University of Auckland; Science, Engineering and Medical and Health Sciences) and a Principal Investigator of the New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence – MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Her research interests are in the field of advanced polymeric materials, including conducting polymers for biosensing and bioelectronics, electrically and environmentally responsive polymers and smart materials for actuators and tissue engineering.