CHEMMAT IChemE event

On the evening of Thursday, 20 April 2023 CHEMMAT held an event for the Auckland chapter of IChemE. Feedback has been positive, with the members enjoying the lab tours and presentations from staff about the research that goes in in the Department. We had a good turnout of IChemE members and some excellent discussions. Thanks…

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New Book – “A Real-Time Approach to Distillation Process Control”

CHEMMAT’s Professor Brent Young, guest lecturer Michael Taube, and alumnus Dr Isuru Udugama have recently had a text book published by Wiley entitled “A Real-time Approach to Distillation Control”.    Written substantially over lock down, “A Real-Time Approach to Distillation Process Control” is a practical and hands-on discussion of modern distillation control. In the book,…

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Staff

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Professor Mohammed Farid at his Exaugural Lecture on Thursday, 17 November Professor Mohammed Farid Congratulations Mohammed on an amazing career and we wish you all the best for your retirement!       Staff Awards – 2022 On 9th Dec 2022, the Faculty held its annual end-of-year celebration. The celebration brings all staff together…

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Events

Postgraduate Symposium 2022 Our Postgraduate Symposium 2022 was held on 30 August 2022. It was well attended and we were fortunate to have two alumni, Sinemobong Essien and Eldon Tate as guest speakers. Winners for best oral presentation, poster, microscopy image, nominated students were: Best Oral Presentations Materials: Judith Glasson (Crystallin Clear: Improving Bioengineered Corneal…

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Alumni

Photo: Team 44.01 (James Woolner is the tallest at the back and Sulaiman Al Mani is to his left) James Woolner and Sulaiman Al Mani Two of our CHEMMAT alumni, James Woolner and Sulaiman Al Mani are a part of 44.01, a start-up that recently won the Earthshot Prize, probably the world’s most prestigious environmental award….

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Collaborations

Visit to AQUA-K – A new startup company dealing with wastewater treatment The teaching curriculum in the department has a strong emphasis on industrial waste management and sustainable processing. To this end we constantly seek out industries who would like to collaborate with us to not only provide opportunities for learning for our students, but…

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Postgraduate

    Professor Jim Metson, Pecha Kucha winner Judith Glasson and Professor Caroline Daley Congratulations Judith Glasson https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/news/2022/10/19/sgs-research-showcase-winners-announced.html First place in the Pecha Kucha category went to Judith Glasson, who is working between the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and the Department of Ophthalmology on the improvement of artificial corneal technology.  Judith’s research focus…

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New research funding

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Dr Shanghai Wei MBIE Smart Ideas  Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine and aquaculture industries aim to grow to a $3Billion industry by 2030. These industries are also aiming to minimize their carbon footprint. Efficient storage of marine renewable energy (MRE) is essential for meeting the energy needs of the growing marine and aquaculture sectors….

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Research activities

Photo: CHEMMAT’s Associate Professor Saeid Baroutian “Materials World” April 2022 Turning non-recyclable personal protective equipment into water and vinegar could be the game-changing solution the world needs to stop tonnes of PPE being dumped daily into landfills and oceans. This miracle-sounding process has been developed at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering, Department of…

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