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.

Stefano Barfucci

10 December 2021

Bringing new design concepts to life – from fishing trawl gear to titanium hip implants - is what inspires University of Canterbury graduate Stefano Barfucci.


03 December 2021

Check out the final stages of testing of an off-road electric trike created for Blair Nevin, who has cerebral palsy, by four final-year Engineering students at the University of Canterbury.

2021 Professorial appointments

02 December 2021

Promotion to the rank of Professor is a significant accomplishment, recognising academics who work at the forefront of their discipline with sustained excellence in teaching, research, and engagement with communities.

Final Year Project Interview

20 October 2021

Final Year Project Interview – Quin Stanger, Thomas Spillane, Rhys Blaas, Samuel Tzikoucos (left to right)

Jessie Fitzjohn and Geoff Chase

19 October 2021

University of Canterbury PhD student Jessica Fitzjohn is developing a new prize-winning tool for breast cancer diagnosis, which aims to break down the socio-economic, cultural and accessibility barriers of breast-screening.

trawl net 2.1

20 September 2021

University of Canterbury Masters of Engineering student develops equipment to reduce discarding of unwanted fish during trawling

UAV research

07 September 2021

Ten University of Canterbury research projects tackling the big issues have been green-lit with funding worth $23 million.


13 August 2021

Lights, Camera, Action

Luke Campbell

02 August 2021

Two innovative University of Canterbury students have been named as finalists in the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2021, competing for the Momentum Student Entrepreneur prize.

Two UC Doctoral Students Received MedTech Core Award

30 July 2021

UC celebrates finalist Mariah McDonald and winner Jake Campbell for their efforts in the 2021 MedTech Core Competition

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