24 September 2018

A/Prof Symons has industry and academic experience in structural and mechanical engineering, design and medical devices.

Geoff Chase_glucose measuring device

04 September 2018

The glucose measuring device will help in reducing specialist doctor visits, improve blood sugar levels and encourage continuous treatment for Type II diabetes patients.


28 August 2018

Christchurch’s new state-of-the-art central city library incorporates innovative University of Canterbury (UC) engineering solutions designed to help it endure a large earthquake with minimal damage.

Deborah Munro Profile

26 August 2018

The Department of ME welcomes Prof Debbie Munro as a new Staff member

Open Day 2018 Mechatronics robot

12 July 2018

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was pleased to open its doors to the new labs and research areas to the public.

UCE Startup Weekend Christchurch 2018

11 May 2018

In just 54 hours teams were formed, ideas were generated and pitches perfected. In some cases, apps even created!

Geoff Chase Research medal

06 May 2018

Mechanical Engineering’s Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase has been awarded a 2018 University of Auckland Research Excellence Medal, which he can now add to his 2017 University of Canterbury Research Medal.


18 April 2018

New Zealand's first Global Humanitarian Engineering graduates have received their diplomas today at one of the University of Canterbury’s autumn graduation ceremonies.


16 March 2018

The University of Canterbury Eco-marathon team is again coming home from Singapore triumphant, after beating more than 100 teams from 21 countries at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 event.

Shell Eco-Marathon Car 2018

11 March 2018

The UC Eco-marathon team wins the Innovation Award at the Singapore contest


06 March 2018

A team of University of Canterbury students, rated among the best in the world in Formula Student motorsport, has signed a generous sponsorship deal with world-renowned Triumph Motorcycles Limited.

AEMSLab _NWS_block

02 March 2018

The University of Canterbury’s Advanced Energy and Material Lab (AEMSLab) has made leaps and bounds in their research in 2017, receiving MBIE’s Gold status rating for the second year in a row.


23 February 2018

The world’s first 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and built by a team of University of Canterbury students, has been unveiled ahead of the international Eco-marathon competition in Singapore in March.

IUTAM 2018 discussion

12 February 2018

The highly successful International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics (IUTAM) Symposium, brought together experts from 18 nations presenting cutting edge research on fluid mechanics.

Dan Zhao

29 January 2018

The Department welcomes Associate Professor Dan Zhao as a new staff member.

Giuseppe Loporcaro

24 January 2018

An award-winning, pioneering technique for assessing earthquake damage to steel in buildings or bridges will allow engineers to give faster, more reliable information to engineers, with tangible flow-on results for insurers and building owners.


22 January 2018

In the first UC Connect public lecture of 2018, NASA engineer Tim Atkins' multi-media lecture will present an overview of NASA’s vision of landing humans on Mars; building the Space Launch System (SLS), the world’s most powerful rocket; and the array of disciplines and careers needed to support this mission.


05 January 2018

Two University of Canterbury academics have come up with original technology to create high-performance heat exchangers, which could be a game changer in design and efficiency.


22 November 2017

As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist.


20 October 2017

A team of three University of Canterbury mechanical engineering students has won the prestigious international Warman Design & Build Competition held in Sydney last week, competing against thousands of students.


17 October 2017

Our team of three 1st Year professional students won the prestigious Australasian Weir Warman competition held in Sydney. The University of Canterbury and team greatly appreciate the sponsorship of Weir Warman and Engineers Australia.

Dr Geoffrey Rodgers

11 October 2017

Geoff was awarded for developing new technology for earthquake-safe buildings less likely to require repair after large earthquakes.

Geoff Rodgers

11 October 2017

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Geoff Rodgers has received a prestigious award for developing new technology for earthquake-safe buildings less likely to require repair after large earthquakes.

Staff of the Year 2017_Sid Becker and Julian Murphy

17 September 2017

Students nominated Dr Sid Becker for the Lecturer of the Year and Julian Murphy for the Technician of the Year at the 2017 UC Staff of the Year Awards.


08 August 2017

A University of Canterbury academic whose pioneering work has real-world impact that ranges from intensive care medicine for babies to earthquake engineering has won the University of Canterbury 2017 Research Medal.

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