A/Prof. Dr.Kathryn McGrath(Director - The MacDiarmid Institute)website
email: kate.mcgrath@vuw.ac.nz
phone: +64 4 463 5963
fax +64 4 463 5237
Research Interests:
Molecular Self-assembly, Complex Fluids and Hierarchical Solid Formation
In my group we are focussed on understanding the fundamental interactions that control hierarchical patterning and self-assembly in fluids and solids, such as liquid crystals and biominerals. Using this knowledge as a base we then aim to manipulate a variety of systems in order to harness the information contained within the self-assembly and use it to influence other internal or external processes.

Selected Publications

C. D. Lendrum, B. Ingham, B. Lin, M. Meron, M. F. Toney, and K. M. McGrathNonequilibrium 2-Hydroxyoctadecanoic Acid Monolayers: Effect of ElectrolytesLangmuir27 (8)4430–44382011paper
C. D. Lendrum and K. M. McGrathCalcite Nucleation on Mixed Acid/Alcohol MonolayersCrystal Growth & Design9 (10)4391–44002009paper