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Events and seminars

26 February 2024

UC's Department of Mechanical Engineering is always occupied with interesting projects, collaborations, events, and seminars. See what's happening in our department and check out the latest edition of our Newsletter Mech Connect or follow us on social media. 


Below, you will find the latest happenings in our department. Also check out the latest edition of our Newsletter Mech Connect or follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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Seminars in 2024
TIME/DATESPEAKER                            TALK TITLELOCATION                                     REC                    
Fri, 31 May 3 pmDale DaiDevelopment of composite carbon fibre coaxial contra-rotating UAV propeller blades with skewed geometryRata 128
Mon, 6 May 11 amRalph WinmillDeep Geothermal Well Drilling – The Black Arts Of The Green RevolutionA2 Lecture TheaterRecording
Fri, 3 May 3 pmGussy Collett & Emily Young1. Investigating the efficacy of subsurface drip irrigation in Canterbury 2. Pāruru - a cultural journey for young Chinese New Zealanders to the Hokianga and WaitangiE16 Lecture TheaterRecording
We, 24 April 2 pmProf. Edwin GarciaModelling of Flash Sintering of Ionic Ceramics: From Individual Defects to the Engineering LevelJB Foyer
Fr, 22 March 3 pm                   

Prof. Raj Das

Advanced Multifunctional Materials and Structures - Analysing Extreme Deformation and Dynamic Behaviour using Meshless and Multiscale Methods

E16 Lecture Theatre    

Fr, 15 March 10:30 am

Prof. Marwan Younis

The Golden Age of Satellite Imaging Radar. Trends in SAR Instrument Development and Missions

Ernest Rutherford 263

Fr, 15 March 11 amProf Jiang-Feng NieAdvanced STEM Characterization of Solute Clusters, Precipitates and Solute Segrgation in Light AlloysE16 Lecture Theatre   
Fr, 15 March 2 pmProf Yunzhi WangCompositionally and structurally modulated materials for exceptional functional and mechanical propertiesE16 Lecture Theatre   
Fr, 8 March 3 pmDaniel MorrisSpin doctors: A brief introduction to quaternionsE16 Lecture Theatre   
Fr, 8 March 3 pmAna Luisa MonteiroExpanding cropland area to feed everyone in case of a global catastropheE16 Lecture Theatre   
Th, 1 February 2 pmProf Knut MoellerElectric Impedeance Tomography: Past, Present, FutureE16 Lecture Theatre   Recording
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