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21 March 2017

A little red, fully recyclable eco-car designed and built by University of Canterbury students has won a major international design excellence award in New Zealand’s first entry into the competition.


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03 May 2017

Professor Rick Millane is one of an international team of researchers that has been awarded a NZ$2 million research grant by the Human Frontier Science Program to develop a novel method for imaging individual biomolecules with atomic resolution.


Philippa Martin UC Teaching Award

12 May 2017

Professor Philippa Martin, Electrical and Computer Engineering, is one of three winners of UC Teaching Awards for 2017.


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21 June 2017

Engineer Volker Nock, from the University of Canterbury and the MacDiarmid Institute, has developed a lab-on-a-chip that allows biologists to precisely measure the forces exerted by living organisms - on a nano scale.


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18 July 2017

A University of Canterbury PhD student is using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells and one day she hopes her research may be used to regrow missing body parts.


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09 August 2017

Six talented young University of Canterbury students from India have received New Zealand Excellence Awards from Education New Zealand.


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10 August 2017

UC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) welcomed more than 500 mainly year 13 Physics students into their brand new labs in June.


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21 August 2017

Congratulations to Ed Harvey, founder of EVNEX and graduate of the Department, on winning one of Vodafone's xone awards.


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25 August 2017

Philipp Sueltrop, PhD Student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, took out first place in UC's 3 Minute Thesis Competition


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16 November 2017

University of Canterbury Professor Rick Millane has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


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04 January 2018

Emerging technology being developed at the University of Canterbury (UC) could revolutionise nitrate monitoring in waterways.


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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.


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14 February 2018

A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, specifically Type-C killer whales.


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15 February 2018

Professor Phil Bones, ECE Department, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, has been elected Fellow of the SPIE, for “achievements in computational imaging and medical imaging”


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23 March 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Canterbury’s Electric Power Engineering Centre (UC EPECentre) has struck gold again, receiving MBIE’s Gold Status for the second year running.


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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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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.


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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.


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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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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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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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