Chemmat student attends Student Energy Summit in London

Photo: Claire West and Axel Sinhuber, also from UoA (Engineering Dept, MEnergy)   The following is a report from Claire West, who won a bursary to attend the Student Energy Summit (SES) at the Imperial College in London. The Student Energy Summit (SES) is a unique bi-annual conference that brings together students from all over…

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Chemmat Final Year Presentation

Another memorable Final Year presentations were held in the City Campus on Wednesday 30th October. Over 80 students and staff took part in the event and 28 departmental and 6 cross-departmental interesting presentations were held. There was an amazing diversity of research projects. They ranged from water, energy and food to health & wellbeing, innovative…

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Barbados Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy visits Chemmat

Photo (from Left): Esworth Reid (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Barbados), Analeise Murahidy (UniServices), Nick Reilly (UniServices), Chemmat’s Dr Saeid Baroutian, Kirk Humphrey (Barbados Minister of Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs), Chemmat PhD Candidate Terrell Thompson   On September 6th,  Chemmat’s Dr Saeid Baroutian and Chemmat PhD Candidate Terrell Thompson…

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Factory tour to O-I Glass NZ

As mentioned at the beginning of the semester, I was keen on planning a factory tour to O-I Glass New Zealand with the students. This visit took place on Monday, 30 September, 1-3pm with 3 lecturers (myself, Dr Shanghai Wei, and Amanda DiIenno), and 10 students from the CHEMMAT 302/754 class. It was an amazing…

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Congratulations Sesha!

Congratulations to Chemmat PhD candidate Sesha Manuguri for successfully defending his PhD thesis, “Proteins, Polymers and Nanoparticles: Self-assembly Towards Functional Nanostructures”. Sesha’s supervisors were Dr Jenny Malmstrom (Chemmat) and Prof David Williams (Chemistry).

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World Mental Health Day

Chemmat was fortunate to have psychiatrist Dr Jane Casey accept our invitation to give a seminar to our students and staff on Thursday, 10 October to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Jane’s talk was targeted towards PhD students and gave strategies about how to manage stress and recognise when you’re feeling stressed or burnt…

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Extracting a powerful antioxidant from crayfish

This year the Chemeca conference was held in Sydney, Australia from 29 September-2 October. At Chemeca, Chemmat’s Dr Kaveh Shahbaz presented slides from his recent study with Prof Mohammed Farid and Angela Yan, Chemmat Part III student. Kaveh’s presentation was entitled ‘Axtaxanthin extraction from crayfish heads using deep eutectic solvents.’ Astaxanthin is one of the…

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CMESA Pub Quiz

The Chemical and Materials Engineering Student Association (CMESA) hosted a Pub Quiz at Shadows on Thursday 19th September at 6.30pm. There was a range of questions from pop culture and sports to materials and processing. They also had a bonus “Guess the Lecturer” round!!!

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CHEMECA 2019

The 48th Chemeca was held in Sydney NSW, Australia from 29 September – 2 October 2019. This annual meeting brings together chemical engineers from Australia, New Zealand and other countries to share their insights and innovations relevant to chemical engineers across the wide range of industries. The Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers…

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