Andrew Kay

Andrew Kay

Group Manager - Biotechnologies


Managing our Amazing BioTechnologies Group

I work as the Group Manager for the Biotechnologies team. Since 2004 I have managed a number of research teams at Industrial Research Ltd and Callaghan Innovation including the Photonics Team, the Advanced Materials Group and the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster.

My science career has involved research on the synthesis and characterisation of novel organic compounds as the active materials in dye lasers, organic magnetic materials, and for photonics applications.

My formal training is as a synthetic organic chemist and I’ve also completed formal studies on small business innovation and entrepreneurship. I also served as Callaghan Innovation's representative on the KiwiNet Investment Committee for 5 years.

Areas of expertise
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Optical materials
  • Materials chemistry
  • Small business innovation and entrepreneurship
  • PhD Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington. 1996.
Selected publications
  • Light losses from scattering in luminescent solar concentrator waveguides, Breukers, R.D., Smith G.J., Stirrat H.L., Swanson A.J., Smith T.A., Higgino K.P.G., Raymond S.G., Winch N.M., Clarke D.J., Kay A.J. Applied Optics, 2017, 56(10), 2630-2635.
  • Photoinitiators for two-photon polymerisation: effect of branching and viscosity on polymerisation thresholds, Whitby, R., Ben-Tal Y., MacMillan R., Janssens S., Raymond S., Clarke D., Jin J., Kay A., and Simpson M.C., RSC Advances, 2017, 7(22), 13232-13239.
  • Effects of chromophore conjugation length and concentration on the photostability of indoline-based nonlinear optical chromophore/polymer films, Kutuvantavida, Y., Williams G.V.M., Bhuiyan M.D.H., Raymond S.G., and Kay A.J. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119(6), 3273-3278.
  • Synthesis and solution aggregation studies of a suite of mixed neutral and zwitterionic chromophores for second-order nonlinear optics, Peddie, V., Anderson J., Harvey J.E., Smith G.J., and Kay A., Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, 79(21),10153-10169.
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