Centre for EcoLogical Technology Solutions (CELTS)
Ecological Engineering/ Pūhanga rauropi solves problems for societies and for the environment by designing solutions based on the interdependency of people and their ecosystems.
Research projects of the Centre for EcoLogical Technical Solutions (CELTS) focus on creating design solutions that are holistic, valorise waste resources and, align to the circular economy. Most of the research projects centre around Clean Water Technologies (CWT) – both on pollution prevention and pollution mitigation. The research group is a diverse bunch and our research is conducted in partnership with councils, Iwi and industry. If you would like to join our dynamic team, applications are welcome all year around but please refer to Criteria for Research Candidates information before contacting Prof. O’Sullivan.
CELTS Research Leader
CELTS is led by Assoc. Prof. Aisling (Ash) O’Sullivan and is part of the wider Hydrological and Ecological Engineering Research Group, which Prof. O’Sullivan co-founded in 2010. We are part of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering / Pūhanga Metarahi me te Rawa Taiao at the University of Canterbury (UC).
The project led by Aisling O'Sullivan is funded for three years. Listen to a Radio NZ Podcast with Alison Ballance on 'Our Changing World'.
Māori, iwi and a team of researchers are developing new technology for treating wastewater to support Aotearoa to improve freshwater quality
Designing wastewater treatment solutions that are holistically sustainable (e.g. ecologically, economically and culturally appropriate).
Development of a process-based pollutant load model (MEDUSA) to predict to predict sediment and heavy metal loads on individual impermeable surfaces.