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Dr Plieger is currently the group leader for Chemistry and Biophysics and deputy post-graduate leader for the School of Fundamental Sciences. He has held a variety of positions in the past including, for example, the Chemistry Major leader, the Chemistry post-graduate advisor and was national president for the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry in 2016.
Dr Plieger is a trained inorganic synthetic chemist specialising in ligand design, synthesis and functionality. He has strong research interests in anion encapsulation, supramolecular cages, nanomagnets and beryllium coordination chemistry.
Supramolecular chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, metal analysis, synthetic chemistry
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Chemical Science (030000): Inorganic Chemistry (030200): Inorganic Green Chemistry (030203): Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry (030300): Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry (030302): Organic Chemical Synthesis (030503): Organic Chemistry (030500): Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural (030600): Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606): Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (030700): Transition Metal Chemistry (030207)
Project Title: The good without the bad: selective chelators for beryllium
Date Range: 2013 - 2016
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full
Project Title: Synergistic control of anion encapsulation: towards drug delivery systems
Date Range: 2006 - 2008
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand