Professor Geoffrey Jameson graduated with a PhD from the University of Canterbury in 1977. After 17 years overseas, he relinquished tenure at Georgetown University to join Massey University in 1994. He has published over 200 papers (h-index of 42; 23.4 citations per paper), spanning chemistry, materials science, biophysics and biochemistry, with particular expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. Through directorship on the NZ Synchrotron Group Ltd and as on-going Chair of the Access Committee he has helped build NZ’s capability in Synchrotron Science. He has led developments in X-ray and NMR facilities at Massey University, including an Australasian-unique capability in high-pressure (250 MPa)/high-temperature (100 oC) NMR spectroscopy. His research interests span origin-of-life scenarios, enzyme structure-function relationships, protein-polysaccharide interactions. He contributes fully to teaching at all levels and, in addition to serving on Academic Board and the University Research Committee, he is a member of the Te Manawa Museums Trust Board.

Awards & Honours

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2003)
  • SGS Prize by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2003)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Australasian Travelling Lecturer (2003)
  • Massey University Research Medal (Individual) (2010)
  • Marsden Medal of the New Zealand Association of Scientists (2011)