Civil and Natural Resources Engineering News


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

Andres Valencia Paper

28 January 2021

Dr. Andres Valencia discuss about recent wildland fires threatening Kiwis urban settlements and upcoming UC research projects aiming to tackling the problem


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

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