About the presenter

Spring Week on Campus 2018
 Dr Erin Leitao

Dr Erin Leitao

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Erin Leitao was born and raised on Vancouver Island in Canada. She obtained her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 2006 and received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Calgary (Canada) in 2011 under the tutelage of Prof. Warren Piers. Following her graduate studies, she was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Ian Manners at the University of Bristol (U.K.). Erin has since started an academic position at the University of Auckland as a Lecturer (Dec 2015). Earlier this year she was promoted to Senior lecturer. Her research programme involves linking earth abundant elements together in an effort to make new materials.