Civil and Natural Resources Engineering News


18 January 2021

Congratulations to Dr Nikos Ntritsos on the successful defence of his PhD thesis titled “ System Response of Liquefiable Deposits: Insights from advanced analyses of case-histories from the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquakes”

QS Stars Rating

12 January 2021

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering has received a 5 Star Rating from the International QS Star Rating System.

Civil Systems

17 December 2020

UC Civil and Natural Resource Engineering Department is Leading the Way with a New Branch of Civil Engineering: Civil Systems Engineering

UC Graduate Victoria Watt

11 December 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations on Monday 14 December for hundreds of graduates who missed graduating in person in April and again in September.

Gregory MacRae SCNZ Award

10 December 2020

Congratulation to A/Professor Gregory MacRae, the recipient of the prestigious Steel Construction New Zealand’s (SCNZ) Chairman Award for Outstanding Contribution To The Structural Steel Industry.

Alex Meredith

30 November 2020

Our congratulations to Dr Alex Meredith on successful defence of his PhD thesis titled ” Transient interactions between gravity currents and arrays of obstacles” under the supervision of Prof Roger Nokes and Dr Craig McConnochie.

Aisling O’Sullivan

19 November 2020

A University of Canterbury (UC) Kaipūhanga Rauropi | Ecological Engineer has $3 million and three years to help reverse water pollution with innovative sustainable treatment technologies, such as 3D-printed water filters made from biomaterials


18 November 2020

6 Funded PhD Scholarships 2021-2023 on Clean Water Technologies

Clean water tech project

18 November 2020

Māori, iwi and a team of researchers are developing new technology for treating wastewater to support Aotearoa to improve freshwater quality and restore the health of the rivers and streams.

Cong Tran

10 November 2020

Cong Tran talks about his motivation to contribute to sustainable development through encouraging the widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

Sabina Piras

05 November 2020

Structural Engineering PhD Candidate, Sabina Piras, talks about her love for bridges

Ana Sarkis

22 October 2020

Earthquake Engineering PhD Candidate, Ana Isabel Sarkis talks about how she cultivated a passion for studying Earthquake Engineering

claire and luke

21 October 2020

Congratulations to Claire Dong and Luke de Schot for being awarded two Aho Hīnātore | Accelerator Scholarships to do their PhDs in CNRE

Alessandro Palermo RNZ

09 October 2020

UC CNRE's Professor, Alessandro Palermo talks to RNZ's Kathryn Ryan about how the Auckland Harbour Bridge has faced an increased load as it surpassed its design life of 50 years


09 October 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has been awarded $31.5 million of government funding over seven years to continue hosting Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE, a national centre of research excellence for earthquake resilience.

Rosa Wallace

08 October 2020

Congratulations to Rosa Wallace for her win of the inaugural Stantec Jim Bradley Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to a student who excels both academically and in their future aspirations in civil and natural resources engineering.

Eric Scheepbouwer

06 October 2020

A collaborative team of academics and professionals including CNRE’s Senior Lecturer in Construction Management, Eric Scheepbouwer has won 10M$ incl. in the 2020 Endeavour round at MBIE for a proposal called “Creating Capacity and Capability for the New Zealand Construction Sector”

Justin Brown

01 October 2020

Earthquake Engineering PhD Candidate, Justin Brown, is working to promote safe buildings and to provide innovative timber seismic design

Alessandro Palermo, Cain Stratford, UC Engineering

29 September 2020

Surrounded by ocean, most of New Zealand’s reinforced-concrete infrastructure lies close to the coast, making it susceptible to corrosion. Could new glass-based reinforcing hold the answer?

Claire Dong

18 September 2020

Congratulations to Claire (Siqi) Dong who is the recipient of the Lewis Bradford Structural Engineering Prize 2020


16 September 2020

A simple, low-cost, open source, 3D-printed solution developed by University of Canterbury engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world.

Gabriele Chiaro

07 September 2020

Led by a University of Canterbury engineer, researchers are drilling deep into Marlborough land to gain new understanding of liquefaction in gravelly soils, and the impact of their findings will reach beyond our shores.

UC Connect Resiliance

03 September 2020

A decade after the September 2010 earthquake, University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering technology is being used to quake-proof buildings, build the “Ferrari of bridges”, and predict the future in order to save lives in these shaky isles and around the world.

student-Jane Alexander

27 August 2020

Fluid Mechanics PhD Candidate Jane Alexander talks about her passion for sustainability.

Gabriele Chiaro

26 August 2020

UC CNRE’s Senior Lecturer Gabriele Chiaro has won the 2020 NZ Society of Earthquake Engineering Otto Glogau Award for the best paper published in their Bulletin within the past three years.

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