Mark Jermy Covid Article Model

15 November 2022

The UC Mech Engineering Department recognizes the contributions made by staff and students in NZ COVID-19 report

Aerospace Course Jet Photo

10 November 2022

The first group of University of Canterbury (UC) students minoring in Aerospace Engineering got off to a flying start with the design of new long-range business jet concepts.

Stefanie Gutschmidt, Michael Coe, robotic fish

08 November 2022

Recent PhD graduate Michael Coe advances research into Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Katie Ellis Mech Engineering article

27 October 2022

UC biomedical engineering student Katherine Ellis and supervisor Dr Rachel Wood share insights into endometriosis research

Keith-Alexander Main Photo

03 October 2022

Professor Emeritus Keith Alexander recounts the highlights of a distinguished career.

PhD friends

27 September 2022

A solid friendship has helped a group of Christchurch students who met in high school make it through their undergraduate degrees.

Josie Dixon

20 September 2022

Mechanical Engineering PhD student Josie Dixon has won the Best Free Paper award at the College of Intensive Care Medicine Australia-New Zealand (CICM) Annual Scientific Meeting.

Warman 2022

20 September 2022

UC Undergrad Teams Gather for Preliminary Rounds of the Warman Competition

Article Jennifer Berry Brooke Owens use

06 September 2022

UC Mechanical Engineering student Jennifer Berry provides insight into her experience with the prestigious Brookes Owens Fellowship

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase and Lecturer Dr Lui Holder-Pearson

19 August 2022

MBIE has granted $1.1 million in funding to University of Canterbury researchers to develop a hyper-realistic virtual therapy avatar to help high-functioning people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to better recognise emotions and reduce ‘social blindness’.

Techweek Robotics VR presentation

22 July 2022

PhD graduate Steven Su gives interactive demonstration to prospective UC Mech Engineering undergraduate students for Techweek

Feng PhD thesis2

07 July 2022

Recent PhD graduate Feng Cao advances research in contact force and torque estimation for the use in robotics.

Natalia Kabaliuk

05 July 2022

Launching this month, the first class of University of Canterbury (UC) students will embark on the new minor in Aerospace Engineering as part of their Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree.

Jonas Aust - Engine pic raw

29 June 2022

Recent PhD graduate Jonas Aust demonstrates new methods to detect defects of aircraft engine blades.

Geoff Chase

31 May 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, Te Puiaki Pūtaiao Matua a Te Pirimia, for their decade-long work on Neonatal Glucose Studies, preventing brain damage in newborns, including University of Canterbury’s clinically applied bioengineer Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase.


20 May 2022

Recent PhD graduate Angus McGregor presents thesis work to undergraduate mechanical engineering students


18 May 2022

PhD candidate Aditya Joshi advances research into magnesium-based facial implants

Tao Cai - A Clean Burn for a Brighter Future

10 May 2022

UC Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate Tao Cai advances research in ammonia-air combustion performance with dimethyl ether


22 April 2022

UC Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Linguistics demonstrate new insights into the effects of speech air flow while wearing masks.

Professor Rob Lindeman

10 March 2022

A new motion simulator device at the University of Canterbury adds 360-degree movement to virtual reality experiences and could soon be used as a training tool.

Solar Decathlon Article

08 March 2022

To help build a more sustainable future and meet global emissions targets on time UC students and faculty propose retrofitting building opportunities opposed to just replacement alternatives as they advance in a major international design competition’s final.

sit-ski design

04 March 2022

UC Mech Engineering develops a trailblazing sit-ski design to help competitive downhill skier Corey Peters go for gold in the Beijing 2022 Paralympics.

Luke Roeven

22 February 2022

New insights for roll control when flying a two-line kite

Canterbury Aerospace students fire rocket

17 February 2022

While students make the most of their summer break in myriad ways, the University of Canterbury Aerospace Club (UC Aerospace) has been striving for new heights, attempting to break the world amateur altitude record with its sounding rocket.

02-SHARRC Launch Event

23 December 2021

The UC Mechanical Engineering Department is thrilled to showcase the newly launched SHARRC research cluster. Students, faculty, and industry partners participated in a collaborative BBQ event to celebrate this new endeavour.

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