28 October 2015

Media Release: IPENZ 2015 Pickering Lecture – Nanogirl and the Incredible World of Nanotechnology


Nanogirl AKA Dr Michelle Dickinson will be delivering the 2015 IPENZ Pickering Lecture Series in a national tour of seven centres in November and December. She will be talking about Nanotechnology and how discoveries made under powerful microscopes are fuelling progress in many aspects of our lives, from medical breakthroughs to designing technology for a sustainable future.

Michelle is a senior lecturer in engineering at the University of Auckland, where she runs New Zealand’s only nanomechanical testing laboratory. Her combined interests in both biology and materials science give her a unique insight into how nature and technology can learn from each other for future scientific developments.

The annual public Pickering Lecture series are held with the aim of raising awareness of IPENZ and promoting the engineering profession to the public.

Michelle will be giving the IPENZ 2015 Pickering Lecture series: Nanogirl and the Incredible World of Nanotechnology at the following centres:

2015 Pickering Lecture Schedule
Greymouth 25 November, Regent Theatre
Invercargill 26 November, SIT Centrestage Theatre
Wellington 30 November, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
Timaru 1 December, Mountainview High School Auditorium

6.30pm – Free entry

Go to Michelle Dickinson’s website, Facebook and Twitter

Get in touch

Get in touch with Jan Macandrew, Communications Advisor on +64 21 298 0320 or at comms@ipenz.org.nz for more information.