Don Clucas, face shield mask against covid-19

A/Prof Don Clucas and his daughter, Dist Prof Geoff Chase and David Read design Covid-19 face shield

Mech Eng engineers have developed a design for face shields for healthcare providers. A design for local mass manufacture has been tested and given the thumbs up by nurses and doctors. 

Chase ventilator

20 May 2020

A simple, low-cost technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units, boosting their capacity to treat surges of Covid-19 patients during outbreaks.


Shayne Gooch

05 May 2020

The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering is offering a new opportunity that fast-tracks entry into a professional engineering degree, especially tailored for technically skilled workers whose jobs may have been impacted by the pandemic.


temp imaging

01 May 2020

University of Canterbury Mechanical Engineering experts are among the Kiwi innovators battling against COVID-19.


Zhang

30 April 2020

High speed, accurate 3D printing is becoming a reality thanks to new technology being developed by a University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineer.


Pons

20 December 2019

The Pons family of five would make an intimidating quiz team. Between them, they hold 11 university degrees, including four from the University of Canterbury (UC), with more on the way.


UC Motorsport_NWS

11 December 2019

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team took home five trophies from the Formula Student competition in Victoria, Australia, in which students from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan took part in race events.


KessansNASA

27 November 2019

Working with the University of Canterbury, Christchurch aims to be at the centre of New Zealand’s burgeoning aerospace sector by 2025, according to the city’s new aerospace strategic plan. UC research and facilities have the potential to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch rockets into space, with wide-ranging benefits for other technology.


BiomedicalEngTonga

20 November 2019

For 10 weeks this summer, seven University of Canterbury (UC) students are going to be repairing life-saving medical equipment and engineering biomedical solutions in Tongan hospitals.


GeoffRodgers

18 November 2019

Professor Geoff Rodgers and Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase have been awarded the University of Canterbury Innovation Medal for 2019 for their collaborative work on seismic damping devices. He is pictured above outside the award-winning Christchurch public library Tūranga.


Larissa

04 November 2019

Last year, Larissa Wilson starred in TV contest The Great Kiwi Bake-Off. This month the UC Mechanical Engineering BE(Hons) student goes from Bake-off to take-off: she will spend two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, United States.


Susan K

01 November 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering Professor Susan Krumdieck, a pioneer in the emerging field of Transition Engineering, has written the world’s first book on engineering the carbon downshift, including tackling the huge issues of climate change and world decline in oil supply.


Artemis

02 October 2019

In his upcoming UC Connect public lecture, Artemis: The Future of Deep Space Exploration, NASA Senior Engineer and University of Canterbury (UC) Erskine Fellow Tim Atkins will explain how, working with American and international partners, the Artemis Program will establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.


UC Engineering

17 September 2019

Three University of Canterbury Engineering academics have been awarded Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 2019 Endeavour Funding totalling $11.8 million to lead research in areas of renewable energy and advanced manufacturing.


Science & god

06 September 2019

Both science and religion seek after truth. But are they compatible? Can belief in God and belief in science be combined into one worldview? The University of Canterbury is pleased to host British physicist Sir Colin Humphreys, Professor of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. Sir Colin will look into the subject of our fine-tuned Universe from the perspective of a scientist and a Christian.


UCM2018_NWS_block

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.


Geoff Chase

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.


Robocup_NWS

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.


AbbasNazari_NWS

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.


Geoff Chase, award, NPU, China

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.


wrist_NWS_block

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.


Biomimicry_NWS_block

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.


UCAerospace_NWS_block

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.


bioastro_NWS_block

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.


TiO2_NWS_block

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.


Mathieu Sellier Jumpstart

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.


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