The Chemmat Knit – Newsletter

December  2022

 

 

 

The highlight of the year, for me, has been the successful accreditation outcome for the department with both IChemE and ENZ. The degree has been fully accredited up to the next cycle in 2026. This success was achieved despite a hugely disruptive last couple of years and more. That both staff and students were able to adapt and find ways forward during the difficult peak pandemic periods, is a testament to the efforts of all involved.

As for outreach, you may notice that we have not been putting up newsletters for a while. Well, we have shifted our strategy (about time!) and will be using social media outlets more. So instead of a periodic newsletter, we will be putting out stories as they come out on ‘CHEMMAT KNIT’ which will be linked with our Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter accounts. So please do like or connect to these Chemmat social media accounts by liking or following. We will then focus on creating more useful articles and stories for our Chemmat Whanau.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Ashvin Thambyah

Professor & Head of Department

Chemical & Materials Engineering

 

 

Staff

Staff

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Professor Mohammed Farid at his Exaugural Lecture on Thursday, 17 November Professor Mohammed Farid Congratulations Mohammed on an amazing career and we wish you all the best for your retirement!       Staff Awards – 2022 On 9th...

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Events

Events

Postgraduate Symposium 2022 Our Postgraduate Symposium 2022 was held on 30 August 2022. It was well attended and we were fortunate to have two alumni, Sinemobong Essien and Eldon Tate as guest speakers. Winners for best oral presentation, poster, microscopy image,...

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Alumni

Alumni

Photo: Team 44.01 (James Woolner is the tallest at the back and Sulaiman Al Mani is to his left) James Woolner and Sulaiman Al Mani Two of our CHEMMAT alumni, James Woolner and Sulaiman Al Mani are a part of 44.01, a start-up that recently won the Earthshot Prize,...

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Collaborations

Collaborations

Visit to AQUA-K – A new startup company dealing with wastewater treatment The teaching curriculum in the department has a strong emphasis on industrial waste management and sustainable processing. To this end we constantly seek out industries who would like to...

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Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Professor Jim Metson, Pecha Kucha winner Judith Glasson and Professor Caroline Daley Congratulations Judith Glasson https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/news/2022/10/19/sgs-research-showcase-winners-announced.html First place in the Pecha Kucha category went to Judith...

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New research funding

New research funding

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Dr Shanghai Wei MBIE Smart Ideas  Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine and aquaculture industries aim to grow to a $3Billion industry by 2030. These industries are also aiming to minimize their carbon footprint. Efficient storage of marine renewable...

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Research activities

Research activities

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Associate Professor Saeid Baroutian “Materials World” April 2022 Turning non-recyclable personal protective equipment into water and vinegar could be the game-changing solution the world needs to stop tonnes of PPE being dumped daily...

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Journal articles

Journal articles

Photo: Professor Wei Gao and Dr Bo Li   “Advanced Materials” May 2022 Accurately Localizing Multiple Nanoparticles in a Multishelled Matrix Through Shell-to-Core Evolution for Maximizing Energy-Storage Capability A battery anode material research...

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Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Figure 1: Game board of “Transport Trails” designed by Juli Aronson The Future of Energy: Transport Trails By Emma Johns, Juli Aronson, Clarissa Lim and Christina Pan The Future of Energy (CHEMMAT 304) is a Part III elective consisting of a semester-long, hands-on...

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Events

Events

Photo: Professor Ashvin Thambyah   Head of Department, Professor Ashvin Thambyah’s Inaugural Lecture On 8 June CHEMMAT’s Head of Department, Professor Ashvin Thambyah, delivered his inaugural lecture. Ashvin described his academic journey and we celebrated...

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History of CHEMMAT

History of CHEMMAT

Above photo: Merv Jones conducting experiments on gas absorption for his PhD, ca 1971 This page is dedicated to the first batch of C&M graduates who completed their final year studies nominally at the end of 1969 Part A Brief biographies of the 1969 Final Year...

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Abstract shortlisted

Abstract shortlisted

Photo: Graphical abstract – “Reference point indentation for the detection of early osteoarthritis”   We congratulate CHEMMAT’s Dr Josh Workman, Dr Thomas Loho and Prof Ashvin Thambyah for having their abstract shortlisted as one of the 34...

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Chemical Engineering Impact in Australia & New Zealand

Our department research has been showcased in the IChemE Booklet –  Chemical Engineering Impact in Australia & New Zealand – see pages 12, 19, 22 and 29. This collection highlights the breadth and depth of our research and demonstrates how the discipline is...

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CMESA 2021

CMESA 2021

Photo: 40 CMESA members on the Tip Top tour CMESA – Chemical & Materials Engineering Students’ Association Tours 40 members got to tour Tip Top in Semester One. The feedback was positive and the students really enjoyed the opportunity! Thank you to...

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