22 August 2019
New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon plans to take motorsport into the future developing a world-first electric rally car. Paddon publicly announced the electric rally car project yesterday, with the University of Canterbury as a technical partner.
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.
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.
14 May 2019
Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase was recently awarded an Honorary Professorship of Engineering, as part of the Astronautics Department at the Northwest Polytechnic University (NPU) in Xi’an, China.
09 May 2019
Innovation is good for the world, and University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will explain how their innovative technological solutions are making a difference – from Antarctica to Africa – during Techweek on 22 and 23 May.
06 May 2019
In this upcoming free public lecture, in conjunction with TechWeek19, University of Canterbury mechanical and biomedical engineer, Senior Lecturer Dr Deborah Munro, will talk about her work designing everything from robotic dinosaurs to orthopaedic implants and prostheses, and also how studying natural movement informed her best solutions.
02 May 2019
UC Aerospace, a team of University of Canterbury students, has returned from competing in the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition, the only New Zealand team competing against 19 Australian university teams.
25 February 2019
Earlier this month, a rocket blasted off from the Waikato countryside, firing up through the clouds to an altitude of 31,000 feet – carrying with it the first biological experiments launched and recovered from a rocket in New Zealand.
20 February 2019
A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab.
23 January 2019
New research aims to improve coating technology so it can be used on rounded objects, which could disrupt a range of industries and create lucrative opportunities.
07 January 2019
Researchers in the ORTHOMAG group led by A/Professor Mark Staiger and Professor George Dias (UO), working on biodegradable magnesium alloys as biomedical implants, have recently designed and built a torsion testing apparatus.
13 December 2018
For the last 6 million years, Christchurch has been relatively lava free – until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory – which may help researchers monitor lava flows in Hawaii and the rest of the world.
10 December 2018
The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team dazzled the judges to take home multiple awards with their two custom-built race cars at the hotly contested international Formula Student competition in Australia.
12 November 2018
For the first time, University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) students have designed and built two state-of-the-art race cars to enter in the highly competitive international Formula Student event this summer – one electric race car and the other driven by a more conventional combustion engine.
08 November 2018
Eight University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2018 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to lead research in diverse topics, from identifying space debris to understanding lava flow and analysing melting glaciers to studying quake stories and the Student Volunteer Army’s ‘youthquake’ legacy.
07 November 2018
The Department held its annual Mechanical Engineering Final Year Projects day.
26 October 2018
While others are at the beach this summer, two University of Canterbury (UC) engineering students will be working on improving health in Africa.
18 October 2018
University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase FRSNZ has been awarded the MacDiarmid Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi in a ceremony last night.
18 October 2018
Participate in this photographic competition to show us what best illustrates Mechanical Engineering and replace a picture on the Mech Eng roll-up banner for a prize.
18 October 2018
Are you sick of waving your hands around mumbling “physics and stuff” when people ask you what your research is on? Describe your Mechanical or Mechatronics research in an easy-to-understand 60 seconds video and be in to win one of 3 200$ prizes!
10 October 2018
An innovative biological treatment to overcome antibiotic resistance, a pioneering technique to create environmentally friendly, near-zero waste processes in the galvanising industry, and a diagnostic test to save mother and baby from life-threatening pre-eclampsia are among the winners in this year’s University of Canterbury Innovation Jumpstart competition.
08 October 2018
Three researchers, supervised by a fantastic team, took away Best Young Authors and Overall Best Paper Awards.
01 October 2018
Prof Keith Alexander and his team have been working on a simple and cost effective design to help carers transfer patients.
24 September 2018
A/Prof Symons has industry and academic experience in structural and mechanical engineering, design and medical devices.
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