UC Mech Eng metallic implants team

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.

FYP 2018 Rugby Headgear

07 November 2018

The Department held its annual Mechanical Engineering Final Year Projects day.

Mech Eng Photo Competition, 2018

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.

Mech Eng Video Competition 2018

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!

Geoff Chase, students' awards (IFAC BMS 2018)

08 October 2018

Three researchers, supervised by a fantastic team, took away Best Young Authors and Overall Best Paper Awards.

Keith Alexander_transferring patients machine

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.

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.

Deborah Munro Profile

26 August 2018

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

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.

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.

Shell Eco-Marathon Car 2018

11 March 2018

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

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.


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.

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.