Charity network will grow with increased promotion

10 June 2014 A group of University of Canterbury students are keen to make Cantabrians fitter, not fatter, by helping a charity organisation. (read article)

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Influenza War

Influenza War

Balaji Somasundaram with a presentation on his PhD Thesis - Influenza War - which won third place in the 'Your Thesis in 3 Minutes' competition.

‘The summer project is a major opportunity for an undergraduate student...’

David Zhang BE(Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering
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New PhD Funded Scholarship Opportunity- August 2015

Human beings know and have been using fungi metabolites for centuries. In this exciting PhD thesis project you will have the opportunity to explore novel biotechnology methods combining fungal molecular microbiology and bioprocess engineering that will lead to a new way of developing and optimizing secondary metabolite production systems.

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Postgraduate Opportunity - August 2015

Two PhD Scholarships are available to support a student towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury within the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CAPE). This scholarship is available for any research project, although it is expected that the research project will be developed in collaboration with an academic supervisor from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering. For the PhD projects on offer, please visit

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Award for Associate Professor Ken Morison

Congratulations to Prof. Ken Morison for being awarded an IChemE Council Medal for his dedicated work as editor-in-chief of the Food and Bioproducts Processing journal and his significant input into the journals' contract review. The Council Medal is awarded to an individual who has given exceptional service on an IChemE special project.

Two scholarships are available for PhD students, contact Daniel Holland


Scholarship for a Master Degree- October 2014

Investigation of Factors Affecting Tri-board Warping and Process Improvement


Postgraduate opportunity

Interactions of Carbohydrate Fermenting Microorganisms in the Gut of Abalone - postgraduate scholarship opportunity

A scholarship is available for a PhD student to be involved in a research project with a main objective of isolating, identifying, and characterizing carbohydrate fermenting microorganisms from New Zealand abalone. By isolating and learning more about these microbes we will possibly be able to understand the complex interactions they have with their host. Enquiries to Dr Gabriel Visnovsky

Seaweed experiment

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 >>

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

An award for Professor Roger Key at recent IDS 2012 and an excellent paper award for Lim (co-authors: Lim, Saw and Pang) at the recent bioenergy conference, both in China.

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.

Recent ME & PhD Awards

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