Civil and Natural Resources Engineering News
30 July 2020
CNRE' s Hongqiang Ma is creating new, sustainable solutions to seismic issues with NZ concrete infrastructures.
20 July 2020
Muhammad Rashid, a CNRE PhD student, is studying how building sprinklers can control fires caused by earthquakes
17 July 2020
Alessandro Palermo has been awarded the ASCE Alfred Noble Prize for a 2019 paper he co-authored with UC PhD graduate Dr Mustafa Mashal.
15 July 2020
University of Canterbury (UC) research will receive nearly half of the Earthquake Commission’s (EQC) revamped $3 million University Research Programme to support EQC’s aim of building New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards.
04 July 2020
The Development of Seismic Detailing and Design for more Resilient Bridge Piers
29 June 2020
Afrooz Bayat is doing her PhD in Environmental Engineering working on biogas
26 June 2020
An improved testing system for road materials could make our state highways safer and more robust to withstand years of heavy traffic. A new, modified “wheel tracker” device developed by University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Mofreh Saleh is a more accurate way of testing the strength and durability of the materials used to construct new roads.
25 June 2020
HydroEcological Engineering PhD candidate Fabio Silveira is helping to improve water quality around us.
19 June 2020
New academic joins the team, but is stuck offshore.
19 June 2020
This week CNRE's Professor Nilsson presented on fire crowd safety to the Swedish Fire Research Foundation.
17 June 2020
UC lecturer Tom Logan discusses his research in response to the 11 projects announced as the first tranche of infrastructure developments to kickstart New Zealand's economic recovery. His research makes the case that communities become more resilient to future crises when people have access to basic services such as supermarkets, hospitals and schools in article on The Conversation.
18 May 2020
CNRE researchers and students and Trimble have been using Augmented Reality in architecture and construction projects
05 May 2020
Congratulations to Professor Misko Cubrinovski who has been awarded highest honour lecture in geotechnical earthquake engineering.
05 May 2020
The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering is offering a new opportunity that fast-tracks entry into a professional engineering degree, especially tailored for technically skilled workers whose jobs may have been impacted by the pandemic.
10 January 2020
Fergus Simpson, 22, from UC’s School of Forestry planned to spend his summer in Australia on a forestry internship but instead found himself among fire fighters battling the blaze to help the community of rural town Tumut.
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.
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.
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) 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.
06 September 2019
Both science and religion seek after truth. But are they compatible? Can belief in God and belief in science be combined into one worldview? The University of Canterbury is pleased to host British physicist Sir Colin Humphreys, Professor of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. Sir Colin will look into the subject of our fine-tuned Universe from the perspective of a scientist and a Christian.
07 August 2019
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06 August 2019
UC Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes.
10 July 2019
The University of Canterbury team, ‘Electric Sheep’, was the only New Zealand team to compete and qualify at the international RoboCup 2019 competition, in Sydney, Australia, recently.
03 July 2019
Infectious enthusiasm for their subject, extensive expertise and engaging teaching methods marked out three University of Canterbury (UC) academics for special recognition on 1 July.
17 June 2019
Three exceptional University of Canterbury graduates have received prestigious 2019 Fulbright Awards to study postgraduate degrees in the United States in an awards presentation ceremony in Wellington.
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