Engineering and Technology


Mohammad Sagor Hosen and Mark Staiger

14 June 2021

Laboratory testing to find out whether masks and other protective gear used against Covid-19 can be safely disinfected and potentially reused is under way at the University of Canterbury (UC).


Catherine Bishop

11 June 2021

Cutting-edge research into obtaining tech-critical metals from mixed oxides could play an important role in helping Aotearoa New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon country.


Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane

09 June 2021

Congratulations to all the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 recipients, including several University of Canterbury academics, staff, graduates and friends of the university.


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.


Trial plantation maple syrup test

08 June 2021

New Zealand’s potential as a maple syrup or birch syrup producer is being tested by researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC). A trial plantation has been established near Hanmer Springs, with more planned for Canterbury, Waikato and Rangitīkei. The UC team is also seeking to identify native tree extracts that could have uses in food or rongoā (medicine).


Dr Steve Pawson and Dr Graeme Woodward

04 June 2021

New technology being developed by a research team at the University of Canterbury could lead to deeper understanding of New Zealand’s threatened and endangered insects, paving the way to more effective conservation management.


Whakaari White Island

03 June 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, UC's Dr David Dempsey and UoA's Professor Shane Cronin explain that forecasting different levels of eruption risk requires advances in our basic science, as well as automated systems that can judge risk and raise concerns. Even with this, the way we measure and interpret this natural system means it will never be completely safe.


Plank

27 May 2021

University of Canterbury Professor Michael Plank, who has co-led essential Covid-19 modelling work in New Zealand, has won an Australasian award for outstanding research, expertise and distinguished service in the field of Applied Mathematics.


Pandemic

19 May 2021

University of Canterbury mathematical modeller Professor Michael Plank looks at what the Government’s upcoming Budget announcement may mean for future pandemic response.


Travel post Covid-19

10 May 2021

On The Conversation, UC's Professor Michael Plank and UoA's Dr Andrew Chen explain that temporary travel pauses show the challenges of tracking potential Covid-19 outbreaks.