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24 February 2020
Computer Engineering student, Joselle Bontilao, has studied through samples testing the electrical conductivity of radiata pine and investigated how it could be enhanced.
13 February 2020
Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) student, Cheng Zhang, has completed a review of battery storage technology in New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 June 2019
EPECentre Research Engineers have had a further paper on Joule Log Heating published in Applied Thermal Engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 October 2018
The EPECentre is pleased to welcome Dr Radnya Mukhedkar, a leading professional in the energy industry, as their new director.
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.
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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