Engineering


Covid-19

13 April 2021

A national research team, including several University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, has won the Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2020 for their mathematical simulation of Covid-19 infection modelling and their communication work.


Nina Pernus

12 April 2021

Her first encounter with biomechanics was training humanoid robots to perform human-like motion – and since then Nina Pernus hasn’t looked back. The University of Canterbury (UC) Biomechanics in Sports Coaching teaching assistant, and Bioengineering PhD student, now wants to show young people - and especially young women - the many opportunities available in the multidisciplinary field of biomechanics.


Green hydrogen

16 March 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, Adjunct Professor Susan Krumdieck looks at whether Aotearoa New Zealand could achieve low-carbon transport via direct electrification, rather than green hydrogen.


Stephanie Post

03 March 2021

University of Canterbury (UC) student Stephanie Post has been selected in the Team Universities of New Zealand (TUNZ) team to represent New Zealand, competing in the Global Case Competition 2021.


Bethany Kaye-Blake is going on a BLAKE Expedition to the Kermadec Islands

24 February 2021

An 18-year-old with a passion for conservation is about to jump on board an ocean adventure to the subtropical Kermadec Islands.


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.


Misko Cubrinovski

18 February 2021

A range of world-leading experts from the University of Canterbury have featured in podcasts discussing their earthquake research on the RNZ science programme Our Changing World with journalist Alison Ballance.


Associate Professor Allan Scott, Civil Engineering, UC Engineering

15 February 2021

A team of international researchers led by a University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering academic, believe they have discovered a potentially revolutionary key to reducing climate change impacts.


Covid test

15 February 2021

In an article on The Conversation, academics from UC and UoA explain that moving Auckland to Alert Level 3 is the right thing to do. They examine why close contact test results will be crucial to whether Auckland’s Level 3 lockdown is extended beyond three days.


Christoph Bartneck and robots

11 February 2021

How people interact with robots and virtual characters will be the hot topic at an international conference booked for Christchurch next year.