Engineering News archive 2019
20 December 2019
The Pons family of five would make an intimidating quiz team. Between them, they hold 11 university degrees, including four from the University of Canterbury (UC), with more on the way.
18 December 2019
The University of Canterbury (UC) is amidst an exciting week celebrating the hard work of students who are graduating over the next two days.
17 December 2019
University of Canterbury doctoral student Prerna Singh’s academic adventures in computer science have taken her from working with hospital sonographers on ultrasound image enhancement to her current job, data wrangling for Weta Digital in Wellington.
17 December 2019
New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland.
16 December 2019
Hundreds of proud University of Canterbury (UC) students wearing academic regalia will parade through central Christchurch this week for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.
12 December 2019
A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury.
11 December 2019
The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team took home five trophies from the Formula Student competition in Victoria, Australia, in which students from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan took part in race events.
06 December 2019
‘Food for Thought’ is a five-day series of 15-minute talks in the city, bringing the university’s thought leaders to the public, so people can feed their minds while filling their tummies.
05 December 2019
From 2020, two final year UC students achieving at the highest level in industrial product design will be rewarded with a prestigious new prize. Donated by Springfree NZ Ltd, the prize recognises product design excellence and also honours outstanding UC academic, engineer and inventor, Professor Keith Alexander.
04 December 2019
Associate Professor Justin Morgenroth, from the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry, has won the 2019 University of Canterbury (UC) Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. The award recognises outstanding contributions to research made by a UC academic in the first decade of their career.
27 November 2019
Working with the University of Canterbury, Christchurch aims to be at the centre of New Zealand’s burgeoning aerospace sector by 2025, according to the city’s new aerospace strategic plan. UC research and facilities have the potential to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch rockets into space, with wide-ranging benefits for other technology.
20 November 2019
For 10 weeks this summer, seven University of Canterbury (UC) students are going to be repairing life-saving medical equipment and engineering biomedical solutions in Tongan hospitals.
18 November 2019
Professor Geoff Rodgers and Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase have been awarded the University of Canterbury Innovation Medal for 2019 for their collaborative work on seismic damping devices. He is pictured above outside the award-winning Christchurch public library Tūranga.
14 November 2019
Two outstanding University of Canterbury researchers are among the ten nationwide who have been awarded 2019 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships - Dr Azadeh Hashemi and Dr Rodrigo Martinez Gazoni.
12 November 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Sarah Kessans has been funded $500,000 to take biochemistry to new heights.
05 November 2019
Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.
04 November 2019
Last year, Larissa Wilson starred in TV contest The Great Kiwi Bake-Off. This month the UC Mechanical Engineering BE(Hons) student goes from Bake-off to take-off: she will spend two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, United States.
01 November 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) student inventors and co-founders of tech startup Vxt, Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner have released their innovative app, another step in commercialising their smart assistant that converts voicemails to text.
01 November 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering Professor Susan Krumdieck, a pioneer in the emerging field of Transition Engineering, has written the world’s first book on engineering the carbon downshift, including tackling the huge issues of climate change and world decline in oil supply.
29 October 2019
Marking 50 years since the Moon landing, NASA astronaut Dr Anna Fisher is coming to the University of Canterbury to give an inspiring public lecture to a capacity audience.
24 October 2019
University of Canterbury mathematicians Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson have won the 2019 New Zealand Association of Scientists Cranwell Medal for Science Communication.
16 October 2019
The University of Canterbury’s Head of the School of Forestry, Professor Bruce Manley, has won a Forestry Science Award for his dedication to, and leadership within, forestry research, and his innovative work on carbon forestry.
14 October 2019
Professor Rob Lindeman, Director of HIT Lab NZ, is UC's project lead for exploring and programming the humanoid robot, 'Pepper', to interact most effectively with visitors at Christchurch International airport in a new collaborative project.
14 October 2019
The year 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, declared by the United Nations to raise awareness of its beauty and significance. The periodic table is known around the world to scientists and non-scientists. But how did we get here? Find out in an explosive free public lecture.
10 October 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) engineer Dr Volker Nock has been awarded a 2019 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to accelerate research into saving native trees from fungal pathogens, announced today by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.