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 his achievements to date.   Writing for Publication Bootcamp CHEMMAT’s Department Research Committee organised a Writing Bootcamp for our postgraduate…

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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 class members (capped nominally in May 1970) – coordinated…

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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 finalists out of 263 abstracts reviewed for the Outstanding Abstract Award. This will be awarded at The 11th…

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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 making real change for a better future. This publication can become a…

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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 Abi, Yasmin and Hussein for supervising. Unfortunately, the DB Breweries Tour lined up…

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Postgraduate

Tarek Kollmetz – awarded a place on the Dean’s List Tarek’s name has been placed on the Dean of Graduate Studies List (Dean’s List), in recognition of excellence achieved with his PhD thesis. This award is made to only a few recipients each year from the large number of doctoral students completing their theses. Since…

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Research activities

Photo – left to right: Fanglei Tong (PhD student), Xize Chen (PhD student), Tony Wang (PhD student), Dr Shanghai Wei (PI, University of Auckland), Professor Wei Gao (University of Auckland), Kirill Panov (PhD student), Associate Professor Peng Cao (University of Auckland), Associate Professor Tilo Söhnel (University of Auckland), Ryan Silk (PhD student) Advanced alloy anodes…

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Staff update

New Technical Manager – Dr Matthew Sidford We are delighted to announce that Dr Matthew Sidford has been appointed as Technical Manager for CHEMMAT. Matthew started his new role on 1st October. Although we are presently one technician short, the Technicians will continue to support the Department to the high bar set by Peter Buchanan….

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Funding successes

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Dr Jenny Malmstrom with her research group. Jenny is seated, 3rd from the left 2021 Endeavour fund successful proposals We are delighted to announce that two of our colleagues in the department, Dr Jenny Malmstrom and Prof Brent Young, have been successful in this year’s round. We extend our heartiest congratulations to them….

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