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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.


Tyron Love

05 November 2019

Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.


Volker Nock

28 October 2019

The University of Canterbury and Biomolecular Interaction Centre have just announced nearly $800,000 of investment in cutting-edge technology that combines additive manufacturing and nanotechnology in the form of the highest resolution 3D printing available world-wide.


Volker Nock

10 October 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) engineer Dr Volker Nock has been awarded a 2019 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to accelerate research into saving native trees from fungal pathogens, announced today by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


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.


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.


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.


Edge_NWS

01 August 2019

In her upcoming UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Philippa Martin will look at the every day reality for many women in engineering. In particular, she will look at the impact of the thousand ‘paper cuts’ many women experience before even graduating.


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.


Ryan, Nurzhan and Bill

14 June 2019

EPECentre Research Engineers have had a further paper on Joule Log Heating published in Applied Thermal Engineering.


Valerie Lang long service certificate

28 May 2019

Valerie Lang received a PEET certificate of long-service on 23 May 2019 from the PEET/EPECentre Chair, Richard Griffiths. Valerie has stepped down from her role as board secretary after 18 years.


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27 May 2019

University of Canterbury Engineering academic Professor Maan Alkaisi is looking for the mechanism that triggers cancer. His research into micro-environmental conditions within and between cells may ultimately result in tailored cancer medications.


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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.


Orion Control Room visit

18 April 2019

Around 25 EPECentre scholars and staff visited Orion’s offices, including their Control Centre, talked to engineers and learnt more about Orion, the electricity industry and the challenges to come.


Scholars in Electrical Lab

15 April 2019

A new focus on promoting and supporting women into electrical engineering study and the wider electrical engineering industry has been announced by the Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre).


Richard and Peter

08 April 2019

New Zealand’s electricity supply industry is facing an exciting future as technology strives to meet the challenges of creating a low carbon future, says the new Chairman of the Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET), a partnership between UC and major industry organisations.


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10 December 2018

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team dazzled the judges to take home multiple awards with their two custom-built race cars at the hotly contested international Formula Student competition in Australia.


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12 November 2018

For the first time, University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) students have designed and built two state-of-the-art race cars to enter in the highly competitive international Formula Student event this summer – one electric race car and the other driven by a more conventional combustion engine.


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08 November 2018

Eight University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2018 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to lead research in diverse topics, from identifying space debris to understanding lava flow and analysing melting glaciers to studying quake stories and the Student Volunteer Army’s ‘youthquake’ legacy.


Radnya Mukhedkar

22 October 2018

The EPECentre is pleased to welcome Dr Radnya Mukhedkar, a leading professional in the energy industry, as their new director.


Nurzha Nursultanov

22 October 2018

As part of the Forest Growers Research Awards, which have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research, Nurzhan Nursultanov has been awarded the Research Award for a Young Scientist.


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30 July 2018

Ground-breaking Engineering Professor Rick Millane has been announced as the recipient of the University of Canterbury's Research Medal 2018, one of the highest awards the University’s Council can bestow.


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24 July 2018

New University of Canterbury research has the potential to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch a rocket, with wide-ranging benefits for other technology.


Azadeh Hashemi banner image

12 June 2018

Doctoral student Azadeh Hashemi from UC’s College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha and the Biomolecular Interaction Centre is working toward her ultimate goal of helping to replicate cells and regrow lost muscle tissue.


Zach Preston Imagine Cup

16 April 2018

Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers. We congratulate UC student, Zach Preston, selected for the Imagine Cup Finals in Australia.


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