PhD student Andy Zhang wins best poster

Congratulations Chemmat PhD student, Hongzhou (Andy) Zhang (supervised by Assoc Prof Peng Cao) for winning best poster prize at the 2018 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy. The conference was held in Beijing, China from 16-20 September, 2018. When asked about the best part of the conference, Andy’s response was: “It was one of the highest-level…

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Prof Brent Young chairs discussion at the business school

The Food and Health Programme and University of Auckland Business School’s Graduate School of Management co-hosted a visiting group of 25 MBA students from Stanford University, USA in December 2018. The visiting students were in New Zealand to understand how government, business and non-profit organisations are contributing to our changing food and agriculture ecosystem, as…

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FOMA

The Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA) held its 31st annual conference in Gisborne, from 2-3 November, 2018. FOMA is an organisation that was established in 1987 and provides the voice of Māori businesses to government and other authorities. Each year FOMA gathers its members for the annual general meeting and in conjunction holds a conference…

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The Part IV leavers’ dinner (2018)

On 25 October 2018, Part IV students and staff gathered at Old Government House to celebrate the culmination of four years of hard work and the end of their undergraduate degree. It was an extremely happy evening, kicked off with a hilariously true-to-form speech by Head of Department, Assoc Prof Ashvin Thambyah. The evening was…

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Alumni news & weblinks

The above photo was taken in the Chemmat Year 1 Microscope Laboratory in 2009 of some of the participants during a tour of the School of Engineering for their 20-Year Reunion. The Class of 1989 (Final year 1988, about 30 of them) are planning a 30-Year Reunion in September 2019 in Auckland with Philip Dingle…

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Prof Naz Karim visits from Texas A&M University

On 7 January 2019, the department welcomed a visit by Dr Nazmul Karim, Professor and Head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering Texas A&M University, and Holder of the Michael O’Connor Chair II. We were delighted that Prof Karim (Naz) found some time in his busy schedule to visit the department, and we…

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Something’s been brewing at Chemmat!

During Semester II 2018, a group of Part IV students, spearheaded by Adam Cameron and Ellie McBurney, began brewing beers in the Park Ave food lab. The project was designed as a hands-on learning experience, to support theoretical process knowledge learnt during Part II and III papers, and was a huge success. Students used extract…

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