EPECentre News

High temperature motor airplane

23 December 2021

Electrification of Aircraft Systems for the Nacelle cowl NExt generation Opening System (NNEOS) project


intime_for_swire_diagram

14 December 2021

Swire Shipping has commissioned the EPECentre to research the carbon footprint of freight transport in New Zealand.


Innovation jumpstart

03 November 2021

Seaweed-based plasterboard, an app to help young people navigate sex and relationships, and a system to make houses safer in an earthquake are some of the innovative University of Canterbury projects to win a funding boost this week.


Mayor's visit to HIT Lab

28 September 2021

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel learned about aerial firefighting and toured a virtual reality hospital during a hands-on visit to the University of Canterbury.


UAV research

07 September 2021

Ten University of Canterbury research projects tackling the big issues have been green-lit with funding worth $23 million.


Nanoscribe Cathedral

16 July 2021

Housed in a custom-made box under protective yellow light at the University of Canterbury’s Nanolab is a new world-leading Nanoscribe 3D printer.


Bill Heffernan

24 June 2021

New Zealand’s dairy factories could be the big winners from a proposed new electromagnetic detection and imaging method aimed at boosting food safety systems. Working to develop the super-sensing method is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Canterbury, Lincoln Agritech, University of Auckland and FoodSouth, along with international collaborators in Australia and the UK.


Aaron Marshall

09 June 2021

Research into the electrodes used in flow batteries at the University of Canterbury (UC) has the potential to help create cheaper, longer-life batteries for more renewable energy storage.


Rebecca Lindsay

24 February 2021

A University of Canterbury engineering project has helped to develop the first prototype of a portable power unit to help deploy more effective mobile radio transmitters into emergency situations for the Red Cross.


Prototype Wave Energy Converter buoy at Wave Energy Scotland

06 November 2020

John Outram presented a paper at the 9th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), a virtual conference in Glasgow, UK, with Josh Schipper and Radnya Mukhedkar (EPECentre) on modelling the power output of a wave energy converter (WEC).


Neville Watson

16 September 2020

University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Neville Watson is leading a seven-year project to ensure modern renewable energy can be integrated into the country’s century-old electrical grid to future-proof the power supply and benefit every New Zealander.


UC College of Engineering, Volker Nock, Rebecca Soffe

26 August 2020

Studying how tiny amounts of liquid move through precisely engineered soft plastic chips is an exciting new field for scientists, particularly when applied to molecular and cell biology. In a science-meets-art twist, University of Canterbury researchers are now also unlocking the aesthetic potential of microfluidics, turning petite research aides into micro masterpieces.


Jiaqi news - joule log heating knots modelling

27 May 2020

Master of Applied Data Science student, Jiaqi Cheng, has developed a computational tool that supports the development of Smart Electrodes.


Human-Robot Interaction

08 May 2020

An expert international consortium, including University of Canterbury researchers, has written the first textbook on Human-Robot Interaction to be published by Cambridge University Press in May 2020.


Shayne Gooch

05 May 2020

The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering is offering a new opportunity that fast-tracks entry into a professional engineering degree, especially tailored for technically skilled workers whose jobs may have been impacted by the pandemic.


temp imaging

01 May 2020

University of Canterbury Mechanical Engineering experts are among the Kiwi innovators battling against COVID-19.


Josh Schipper presenting

20 April 2020

Publications on uptake of Variable Renewable Energy whilst maintaining the security of the power system


Solar panel tilt angle

17 April 2020

Electrical and Engineering student, Janariah Ahmad Reza, has developed a tool that calculates the optimal panel tilt angle of a solar PV installation depending on climate and location.


Pinus radiata seedlings

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.


Cheng Zhang 2019 GREEN Grid

13 February 2020

Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) student, Cheng Zhang, has completed a review of battery storage technology in New Zealand.


UC Motorsport_NWS

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.


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.


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