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| Alicia Evans, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics Engineering
CONGRATULATIONS to our PhD student, Matt Signal, one of three University of Canterbury PhD students who were recipients of Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence (Universities) last week. These awards (8 in total) support research projects that will benefit New Zealand, with an emphasis on projects with a practical application.
UC Mechanical Engineering is #1
University of Canterbury’s Mechanical Engineering Department is ranked New Zealand’s #1 Mechanical Engineering Department in 2012 PBRF rankings. The PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) evaluated our staff as number one overall in New Zealand’s Mechanical Engineering.
From the Ground Up
On 22 March 2013, Associate Professor Susan Krumdieck presented the results of a project conducted by researchers, scholarship students and volunteer professionals. The mission of the project was to present a development plan for Christchurch that meets the aspirations expressed by its citizens. The video of the presentation can be viewed here.
UC takes lead in clean energy
What is the largest source by far of affordable, low-carbon energy available for development? If people think the answer is wind or solar or even hydro, University of Canterbury mechanical engineering professor Susan Krumdieck says they might be surprised.
New Scholarship Available
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, design a rig to test corrosion and scaling of sample materials. The rig components will be built in our workshops, and by our industrial partners, and the candidate will commission the completed rig and obtain the first set of results. The rig will expose the materials to flows of different liquids at temperatures up to 300oC. Further information.
The Warman team who competed in the Australasia final should be congratulated for winning 3rd place (out of 25 teams). It was a very stressful two days for them as there were a number of surprises that meant urgent changes to their device were needed. Despite these challenges they were one of a few that actually managed to complete a full run, see the following video ... Warman Video
M Eng graduate Robert Tang on Metro News talking about his smart chair.
Thursday, 9 May, @ 3pm, in E547: Prof Tim David, UC’s Director of BlueFern & BioEngineering Centre, will speak about the subject “Multi-scale modelling in physiology: from the discrete to the homogenised”.
Friday, 10 May, @ 11am in Rutherford 531: Prof Michael L Hitchman, will present a seminar entitled "Chemical Vapour Deposition of High Precision Optical Coatings"
UC students design triathlon tracking device (16 April 2013)
University of Canterbury researchers have designed a new miniature electronic triathlon tracking device to be worn by athletes and broadcast live to smartphone apps.
Research to help disabled people into cars (16 April 2013)
Research by the University of Canterbury could significantly help disabled people all over the world transfer more safely and easily from their wheelchairs into their cars.