Almost $1 million in funding for UC researcher
29 August 2013 University of Canterbury engineering researchers have received almost $1 million over two years to investigate 3D media in a leading-edge exciting area. (read article)
I wanted to study at the best engineering school...
Carl Shrimpton BE(Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering
Process Manager (Powder Plants), Fonterra
Success in the Entrée Competition
Congratulations to 3rd Pro Kaye McKee for being part of the winning team in the University of Canterbury Entrée $75,000 Challenge competition
A seaweed experiment in Dunedin may reach a sticky end. University of Canterbury chemical engineering lecturer Dr Simone Dimartino (31) said the idea for a commercial water-resistant glue came to him on an Otago Peninsula walk. Read the article in the Otago Daily Times >>
PhD Scholarship Available
Production of Biochemicals from Wood as Substitutes to Petroleum-derived Chemicals. This PhD project is to investigate the synthesis of biochemicals directly from wood during fast pyrolysis, as substitutes of present petroleum-derived chemicals. This is a new technology with limited prior published research available so there is an opportunity to break new ground. Scale up of successful research could lead to a wood based New Zealand chemical industry. Further information
A scholarship is available for study towards a Master of Engineering (ME) degree at the University of Canterbury. The successful candidate will, for their thesis research project, continue development of a novel reactor for Fischer-Tropsch Fuels production. The aim of this project is to fine tune, scale up and test a larger version of a new reactor. Further information >
Producing Fuel from Air and Electricity
Marsden grant recipient, Dr Aaron Marshall is researching the possibility of producing fuel from air and electricity Read more >>
Award for Professor Roger Key
Caltex Teaching Award
Proudly Supported by Caltex, the Caltex Teaching Award recognises outstanding achievements in the teaching of chemical engineers.
Associate Professor Ken Morison won the award at Chemeca 2012. Chemeca is the annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand community of chemical engineers and industrial chemists
New staff and visitors have recently joined the Department.