Dr Andreas Zeller
Dr Andreas Zeller is a Research and Development Scientist part of Professor Thomas Nann research group. His main interest is the use of nanotechnology for the development of new materials of potential commercial value.
After completing his Chemical Engineer qualification in Germany (Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg) Dr Zeller moved to New Zealand were he gained a PhD in Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington. His research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Jim Johnston and dealt with the development of hybrid materials consisting of quantum dots and wool fibre.
During his career, Dr Zeller has focused on the design and optimisation of methodologies to synthesise quantum dots and the characterisation of new materials using a variety of analytical techniques (e.g. XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, UV-vis and PL spectroscopy).
Dr Zeller’s interests extend beyond nanotechnology and he has been involved in several studies of chemical ecology and diversification of New Zealand native orchids.