In memory of Associate Professor Kevin Free

Photo: A/P Kevin Free, 31/1/1932 – 23/5/2021   Kevin Free was an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering from 1986 until 2000 when he retired at the age of 68. After completing his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at the then Canterbury College, a constituent college of the University of New…

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CHEMMAT alumni catch-ups

Photo: CHEMMAT alumni Dr Farzam Shahni   Dr Farzam Shahni completed comprehensive research in control and automation with a specialization in process monitoring. His research was an industrial project in the Industrial Information and Control Centre (I2C2) at the University of Auckland. Farzam developed and established a novel method to evaluate the performance of industrial…

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AUEA Ardmore Fund undergraduate scholarship

The Ardmore Fund was established by students from the Auckland University School of Engineering at Ardmore, class of 1957-59   The awards are made to students who have excelled academically and who exemplify the camaraderie, school spirit and values representative of “The Ardmore Years”.  Special consideration is given to students experiencing financial hardship. CHEMMAT Undergraduate… Read More

Nominee for the ‘IChemE Postgraduate Researcher of the Year’ – CHEMMAT’s Mohamed Dabbour

Photo: CHEMMAT PhD candidate, Mohamed Dabbour   Mohamed Dabbour was nominated as representative for the University of Auckland for the ‘IChemE Postgraduate Researcher of the Year.’ Mohamed’s research entails integrating reservoir simulation with process modeling to allow for the creation of digital twins of geothermal fields. This has allowed for optimisation in the running of…

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CHEMMAT Finalist: ENZ ‘Student Engineer of the Year’ – Omar Mustafa

When CHEMMAT’s Dr Amar Auckaili and Prof Mohammed Farid were looking for a talented student engineer to work on their novel thermal storage heat exchanger, they were fortunate that Omar Mustafa was assigned to the project. Omar who had already proved his excellent academic ability with his undergraduate coursework, was now able to apply his…

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Congratulations to our CHEMMAT PhD candidates who have recently passed their exams or graduated

Photo from the left: Professor Anthony Phillips from Biological Sciences, CHEMMAT’s Dr Michael Hodgson, CHEMMAT PhD candidate Yixuan (Jennifer) Wang, CHEMMAT’s Professor Wei Gao Yixuan (Jennifer) Wang Thesis title: Electrospun silicon oxycarbide fibre mats and its composites: Fabrication and properties Supervisors: Professor Wei Gao, Dr Filicia Wicaksana       Xiaoyu Yue Thesis title: Titanium…

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