UC commended in quality audit
24 March 2015 A four-year academic audit report has commended the UC on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university's planning, reviews and services. (read article)
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.
Chemical and Process Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship - Application Deadline 3rd April 2015
Posgraduate Scholarship Opportunities - December 2014
PhD Scholarship opportunity - Development of monolithic catalytic and adsorbent substrates
PhD scholarship to investigate monolithic catalytic supports for steam methane reforming. The project will supervised by Associate Professor Matthew Watson, in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
Research will involve a variety of techniques including:
- Monolithic catalyst support fabrication through additive manufacturing (3D-printing)
- Characterization of catalytic supports (pressure drop, surface area, physical properties)
- Computational fluid dynamics modelling with experimental validation
- Characterization steam methane reforming reaction kinetics
The ideal candidate will have a BE(Hons) in chemical engineering or a BSc(Hons) / MSc in materials science. Previous research experience in catalysis, fluid dynamics and reaction kinetics is desirable but not essential.
An annual stipend and tuition fees for 3 years is available
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
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
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
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.