Chemmat Techs nominated for Health & Safety award

Earlier this year Chemmat lent a hand to the Civil & Environmental Department to help clean up a significant chemical spill incident in their laboratory. Although this was a team response, it met the threshold to be nominated for an award in the Health, Safety & Wellbeing category at the May 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards….

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Chemmat’s ‘Research Impact Day’

On the 26th of February 2019, the department held a workshop among academic staff members to generate and capture group discussions on (1) Traditional forms of research impact, and (2) Non-traditional forms of research impact. This whole-day workshop was held at the Domain’s Winter Garden Pavilion and was designed to keep staff members focused on…

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International Symposium of Materials, Manufacturing Processes and Devices

The 2nd International Symposium of Materials, Manufacturing Processes and Devices (MMPD2019) was held in the Science Building at the University of Auckland, New Zealand from 15–17 February. The conference was organized by the University of Auckland, and co-organized by several universities including Tsinghua University, Southwest Jiao Tong University, Changzhou Institute of Technology, and Jiangsu University…

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TMS Conference

Peng Cao attended the 148th TMS Annual Meeting held in San Antonio, USA, from March 10 – 14, 2019. He presented an invited talk in the “Solidification Processing of Light Metals and Alloys: An MPMD Symposium in Honor of David St John”. During the four-day conference, ~90 symposia were run in parallel, covering materials, energy…

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Meet the researchers: A self-healing solution for battery tech

Battery technology is a science hot-spot around the world. Multimillion-dollar research companies in the United States, China, Japan and Europe are racing to find the next big capacity boost to overtake the current front-runner – lithium-ion batteries. In New Zealand, SfTI researcher Associate Professor Peng Cao and his team at the University of Auckland believe…

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PacSurf – Waikoloa, Hawaii

Chemmat’s Senior Lecturer, Dr Jenny Malmström was invited to speak in the biomaterial surfaces and interfaces session at the Pacific Rim Symposium of Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces. The conference was held at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Hawaii, from 2-6 December, 2018. Jenny spoke about work from her group functionalising proteins with iron…

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Conference on Micro & Nanotechnology in Medicine

The IEEE EMBS fourth biennial Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine was held in Kauai, Hawaii from 10-14 December 2018. Chemmat’s Head of Department, Assoc Prof Ashvin Thambyah attended the meeting at which the “biomedical grand challenges facing our society” were addressed at “the scale of biology with Micro and Nanoscale technologies.” At this…

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Visitor – Prof William Krantz from the University of Colorado

In September/October last year, Chemmat Senior Lecturer, Dr Filicia Wicaksana hosted Prof William Krantz (Emeritus Professor & President’s Teaching Scholar) from the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado. During his visit, Prof Krantz delivered a Public Lecture on “Fresh Water – Challenges and Opportunities” where he gave some facts and…

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