Research programmes exist across a wide range of disciplines, supported by the primary research interests of our School of Engineering staff. Our research projects are supported by multi-million dollar investments from national and local government, many of which have significant iwi and other community involvement.

Latest Research News

Investigating sustainable energy systems

The University is hosting the world's first conference on industrial electronics for sustainable energy systems.

Researching portable stroke detectors

Professor Yifan Chen is part of an international team developing a portable stroke detection and…

Is there a future for plastics?

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, but can we reuse the bad, and encourage…

STEAM without the hot air

Professor Mark Dyer is advocating a new approach to engineering in his Inaugural Professorial Lecture.

Sustaining success

Major award for working towards a more sustainable planet.

ICT inspiring new strategies for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Can information and communications technology be used to better diagnose and treat cancer? Professor Yifan…

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The School has collaborated with a number of external institutions in advancing research both nationally and internationally. Some of these include:

University of Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites Agilent Technologies AgResearch Fletcher Aluminium Titanium Industry Development Association (TiDA) Millennium Plastics Viscount Plastics Plant & Food Research