Tutor in Physics
Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 84662
Steve joined us on a two year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the MacDiarmid Institute (2009). Steve carried out his PhD studies in the Optical Tweezers group in Glasgow, where he worked on a variety of problems involving hydrodynamic interactions, high speed cameras and microrheology. He did much of the hard work calibrating our Optical Tweezers set-up and worked on developing several super-cool applications including single molecule stretching and microrheological measurements. His other interests include tramping, skiing, playing the woodblocks & guitar for an Abba tribute band, juggling, beer brewing, and unicycle. In March 2011 he took up a place on a Teachers training course, and accepted a position as a physics teacher in a college in Auckland. In January 2013, Steve has returned to Massey University and has since accepted a position as physics tutor. His recent focus is to build the Massey Physoc group.