Microscopy NZ

Specialised analysis of materials and problem solving for product development.

Identifying the species of wood samples.

Training courses in microscopy and image analysis.


Scion offers a niche capability in the analysis of plant- and bio-based materials. Our suite of microscope equipment combined with world-class skills enables us to offer a uniquely specialised service.

Microscopy techniques are used extensively by Scion in the development of plant-based biomaterials.



Dr Lloyd Donaldson, senior scientist

Microscopy, plant cell walls, biomaterials

Dr Saad Hussain, scientist

Polymer foams

Dr Armin Thumm, scientist

Composites and adhesives

Dr Allan Dickson, scientist

Fibres and packaging

Contact: Dr Lloyd Donaldson  lloyd.donaldson@scionresearch.com or +64 7 343 5581

Scion: New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited