Civil and Natural Resources Engineering News

Ben Thomson

21 October 2021

UC Alumni 2010-2014 BE Civil (Hons)

Tom Cochrane and Aisling O'Sullivan

26 July 2021

Waste mussel shells could become a low-tech, natural tool to filter pollutants from New Zealand waterways if field testing by University of Canterbury engineers proves successful.

Base isolation system

13 July 2021

A new, affordable building system to make New Zealand homes much safer in an earthquake, avoiding costly repairs and stressful insurance claims, is being tested at the University of Canterbury.

Crushing waves

09 July 2021

University of Canterbury Dr Tom Logan's call for action asks for governments to prepare better for uninsurable properties related to rising sea levels in a new article on The Conversation.


08 July 2021

New Zealand engineering researchers are working on an innovative modular system to revolutionise the way we construct buildings; not just more rapidly, but also more environment-friendly, quake-resilient and recyclable.

Sabina Piras

02 July 2021

After the Canterbury and Kaikōura earthquakes, there has been increased interest in creating more earthquake-resilient bridge infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand. In response, researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have developed a low-damage solution for bridges that would yield little to no damage if hit by a strong earthquake.

CNRE-Shanghai Ranking

08 June 2021

UC civil and natural resources engineering has ranked 9th in the world and 1st in New Zealand

FENZ Ilam opening

06 May 2021

In a first for Australasia, two of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s newest facilities are located on a University campus, in Christchurch.

PG scholarship-simone

04 May 2021

In collaboration with the University of Canterbury and the Institute for Environmental Science and Research (ESR), an opportunity is available to undertake a PhD project in the field of wastewater treatment/management.


22 April 2021

The key to vibrant cities is density and diversity. And the key to achieving that is mixed-use development in main activity centers, writes Dr Tom Logan for the Newsroom NZ

5mins with Alessandro

15 April 2021

Check out the latest Engineering New Zealand's interview with CNRE's Professor, Alessandro Palermo

Mark Stringer-NZGS award

01 April 2021

UC CNRE’s Senior Lecturer, Mark Stringer, has received the NZGS JW Ridley Geomechanics Paper Award

UC logo on building

30 March 2021

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has chosen University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student Fatma Abdelaal as a rising-star researcher of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort.

Fatma Abdelaal

19 March 2021

Fatma Abdelaal, a PhD candidate at the University of Canterbury, has been selected by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to be one of 26 rising-star researchers of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort.

Anton Kivell

18 March 2021

Congratulations to UC CNRE’s alumni, Anton Kivell for winning the fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers 2021.


16 March 2021

Ground-breaking research by UC CNRE's researchers is seeking to unlock the secrets of the sediment under Wellington Harbour.


16 March 2021

Since 2019, we have built approximately 360 homes in New Zealand in areas threatened by sea-level rise. Their combined rateable value is $300 million. These properties may be uninsurable within the next few decades.


11 March 2021

Welcoming our new Head of Department,Professor Daniel Nilsson


25 February 2021

Congratulation to Dr Bikesh Shrestha on the successful defense of his PhD thesis


22 February 2021

UC CNRE's Professor, Misko Cubrinovski talke about the effects of liquification following 2011 Christchurch earthquake

Misko Cubrinovski

18 February 2021

A range of world-leading experts from the University of Canterbury have featured in podcasts discussing their earthquake research on the RNZ science programme Our Changing World with journalist Alison Ballance.


18 February 2021

A very warm welcome to the CNRE's newest Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Mehrnoush Tangestani

Associate Professor Allan Scott, Civil Engineering, UC Engineering

15 February 2021

A team of international researchers led by a University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering academic, believe they have discovered a potentially revolutionary key to reducing climate change impacts.


09 February 2021

Congratulations to Professor Alessandro Palermo for being elected a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand!

Andrew Stolte

04 February 2021

UC CNRE's Researcher has been received the Geotechnical Testing Journal's Outstanding Article Award

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