Mechanical Engineering contacts

Mechanical Engineering

Level 5
Civil/Mechanical Building
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 2571


Goods delivery address:
UC Warehouse
20 Kirkwood Avenue
Christchurch 8041


Academic staff

Follow the links to explore our research interests, collaborations and outputs.

Shayne Gooch

Associate Professor
Head of Department / Alumni Chapter Convenor
Civil Mechanical E518
Internal Phone: 7160

Mathieu Sellier

Associate Professor
Deputy Head of Department / International Director of Studies
Civil Mechanical E508
Internal Phone: 7248

Keith Alexander

Civil Mechanical E523
Internal Phone: 7385

Sid Becker

Senior Lecturer
Co-Director of Postgraduate Studies (PhD/ME)
Civil Mechanical E506
Internal Phone: 7231

Catherine Bishop

Senior Lecturer
Undergraduate Director of Studies
Civil Mechanical E514
Internal Phone: 7233

Geoffrey Chase

Distinguished Professor
Advisor to Students with Disabilities
Civil Mechanical E502
Internal Phone: 7224

XiaoQi Chen

Director of Studies - Mechatronics 3rd Pro Year
Civil Mechanical E503
Internal Phone: 7221

Don Clucas

Senior Lecturer
Co-Director of Postgraduate Studies (MEngSt) Practical Work Supervisor
Civil Mechanical E521
Internal Phone: 7101

Paul Docherty

Senior Lecturer
Director of Studies 1st Professional Year
Civil Mechanical E510
Internal Phone: 7211

Mark Garnich

Associate Professor
Civil Mechanical Rm E529
Internal Phone: 94635

Stefanie Gutschmidt

Senior Lecturer
Civil Mechanical E507
Internal Phone: 7215

Mark Jermy

Associate Professor
Director of Final Year Research & Development Projects
Civil Mechanical E525
Internal Phone: 7390

Milo Kral

On sabbatical March 2017 -March 2018
Mechanical Engineering E518
Internal Phone: 7392

Susan Krumdieck

On sabbatical Semester 1 2017
Civil Mechanical E509
Internal Phone: 7249

John Pearse

Associate Professor
Director of Studies 2nd Professional Year
Civil Mechanical E505
Internal Phone: 7383

Dirk Pons

Senior Lecturer
College of Engineering Dean (Academic)
Civil Mechanical E527
Internal Phone: 95826

Chris Pretty

Senior Lecturer
Co-Director of Mechatronics Director of Studies - Mechatronics 1st Pro Year
Civil Mechanical E513
Internal Phone: 7238

Geoff Rodgers

Associate Professor
Civil Mechanical E511
Internal Phone: 7492

Mark Staiger

Associate Professor
Director of Studies 3rd Professional Year
Civil Mechanical E512
Internal Phone: 7250

Digby Symons

Associate Professor
Civil & Mechanical Engineering E537
Internal Phone: 7218

Malcolm Taylor

Senior Lecturer
Civil & Mechanical Engineering E531
Internal Phone: 7384

Linda Forbes

Administrative Services Manager
Civil Mechanical E522
Internal Phone: 6571

Annie Homewood

Departmental Administrator (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)
Civil Mechanical E524
Internal Phone: 7276

Hollie Bradley

Administrative Assistant
Civil Mechanical E524
Internal Phone: 6137

Technical and General staff

Bruce Robertson

Design Engineer / Technical Services Manager
24 Kirkwood Ave
Internal Phone: 7393

Scott Amies

Senior Technical Officer / Workshop and CNC Laboratory Manager
Mechanical Engineering 128
Internal Phone: 7237

Kenneth Brown

Technical Officer
Internal Phone: 7366

Garry Cotton

Workshop Training Team Leader (UC workshops)
Internal Phone: 7336

Eric Cox

Department Safety Officer
Internal Phone: 7373

Rodney Elliott

Scientific Officer
Internal Phone: 7259

Gerry Kirk

Technical Officer
ICT Building Rm 404
Internal Phone: 3856

Adam Latham

Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering C210
Internal Phone: 6375

Mike Flaws

Technical Officer in Electron Microscope Laboratory
Room: E101/107, Mechanical
Internal Phone: 7354

Julian Murphy

Technical Officer
Internal Phone: 4179

Julian Phillips

Technical Officer
Kirkwood Village KG04
Internal Phone: 7369

David Read

Technical Officer
Internal Phone: 7366

Paul Southward

Systems Analyst / Programmer
Civil /Mechanical Rm E205
Internal Phone: 7311

Kevin Stobbs

Technical Officer
Internal Phone: 6869

Paul Zwaan

Industry Projects Coordinator
Civil Mechanical E531
Internal Phone: 7210

Post Doctoral and Research Associates

Dr Jennifer Dickson

Post Doctoral Fellow
Room: Mechanical E209

Dr Aleksandra Gardecka

Post Doctoral Fellow
Room: Mechanical E308

Dr Cong Zhou

Post Doctoral Fellow
Mechanical E517
Internal Phone: 6083

Associate Members

Balazs Benyo

Adjunct Professor

Thomas Desaive

Adjunct Professor

Peter Hagedorn

Adjunct Professor

Professor Geoffrey Shaw

Adjunct Professor
Intensive Care Specialist Dept of Intensive Care, Christchurch Hospital

Dr Tim Woodfield

Research Associate

Visiting academics

The following academics are visiting our department in 2017. See full details of their visit dates, and our past and upcoming visitors.

Yuris Dzenis

Professor / University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

James Feng

Professsor / University of British Columbia, Canada

Jerzy Floryan

Professor / University of Western Ontario, Canada

Alec Groysman

Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology

Peter Hagedorn

Adjunct Professor

Nam-Hoon Kim

Associate Professor / Chosun University, Republic of Korea
Mechanical Engineering Rm 306
Internal Phone: 8856

Dr Daniel Lewis

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Yong Liu

Professor / Dalian Maritime University, China

Thomas Sattel

Professor / Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Internal Phone: 95131