Joseph Nelson

Joseph Nelson

Research Scientist

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Office +64 3 325 3700



Joseph has a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge and a Masters degree in physics from the University of Auckland. He joined Lincoln Agritech in July 2021, having previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Joseph’s background is in physics. As an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Auckland, his research was in quantum optics theory. After completing his Masters degree, he moved to the University of Cambridge for his PhD to work on new materials characterisation using density-functional theory (DFT).

His particular interests and expertise are in:

  • Electromagnetic modelling
  • DFT modelling and structure prediction
  • Scientific and high-performance computing