2018 Final Year Student Prize Awards

University of Auckland 1st Place Ellie McBurney “Photocatalysis using semiconductor polymers for wastewater treatment”   2nd Place Suet Ying Cheng “Catalytic wet oxidation of glucose over Cu-based heterogeneous catalysts supported on CeO2/Dy2O3/Tb4O7”  

2017 Final Year Student Prize Awards

University of Auckland: First Prize Marcelle Hecker – Anti-biofouling surfaces – protecting polystyrene against protein adsorption “My project was about finding a simple polymer coating to protect polystyrene from protein adsorption. Because non-specific protein adsorption interferes with the proper functioning of many devices which come into contact with proteins in biological fluids (like bio-sensors or implants), there … Continue Reading >

Obituary: Leslie Erasmus

OBITUARY Professor Leslie Andrew Erasmus BSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), PhD(Cape Town), FIM, CEng, MIMechE, FIPENZ 1933 – 2016 It is with great sadness we report the death of a colleague, Leslie Andrew Erasmus on the 3 November 2016, aged 82 years. Les was educated at Pretoria Technical College 1948-51, then served  as an apprentice fiter and turner … Continue Reading >

Massey University’s Centre of Additive Manufacturing

Established in 2016, Massey University’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing is New Zealand’s only dedicated research facility in the field. The Centre operates equipment spanning the range of industrial additive manufacturing techniques. For detailed information, please click the link following: Massey University Lab Description

Dr. Leandro Bolzoni received the Charles Hatchett award

  On the 12th of July 2016, Dr. Leandro Bolzoni from the School of Engineering and WaiCAM (Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials) received, jointly with his former colleagues from Brunel University London Dr. Hari Babu Nadendla and Dr. Magdalena Nowak, a prestigious international award from IOM3, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The Charles … Continue Reading >

Dr. Fei Yang’s Research proposal through to MBIE second round

Dr. Fei Yang’s research application for MBIE Smart Ideas funding has made through to the second round. Smart Ideas funding focuses on the connection between applied research and commercialisation. Dr Fei Yang’s research, Novel Heat Sink Technology and Materials, will enable industry to make an advanced heat sink (passive heat exchanger that transfers heat generated) from copper … Continue Reading >

SMNZI Final Year Student Award Prizes 2016

SMNZI Final Year Student Award Prizes 2016 University of Auckland, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Co-winners First Prize (Student Presentations): Rakesh Arul Presentation: Ultrafast Laser Patterning of Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes. Jake Sun Presentation: Anodic Tungsten Oxides: Synthesis, Characterisation and Heterogeneous Photocatalysis University of Waikato, School of Engineering Excellence in Materials Engineering: 1st place: Patrick … Continue Reading >