Research & Expertise
Our Faculty of Science & Engineering is truly world class and our outstanding research record is founded on a 40-year history of exceptional and dedicated teaching staff. Our staff have acquired national and international reputations in their subjects and place emphasis on maintaining a fruitful balance between the growth areas of scientific endeavour and the technological applications of that knowledge.
Research and Innovation Guide
Find out more about our current research themes, projects and facilities in the Faculty of Science & Engineering Research and Innovation guide.
The School of Science Technical Officer picked up the top award in the Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technologist Award section, 2015. He is working on a project that aims to mitigate soil carbon losses and increase gains in soil carbon by adjusting management practices.
Do you have an idea for a research project? Perhaps you would like to find out more about one of our past or present projects?
If you are planning a study that involves human participants at the University of Waikato, you will need approval from a committee delegated from the University Human Research Ethics Committee. Read More
Faculty of Science and Engineering staff are engaged in trend setting research. Publication in nationally and internationally peer-reviewed publications attests to the quality of the research and writing undertaken by leading academics.
The University of Waikato has a number of specialist research facilities that were established to support university teaching and research, but which are also available for external contract work.
There are many active research groups within the Faculty, spanning a wide range of topics. These groups are supported by our world-class research centres and units.
New views from old soils:
A break-through method for extracting possible ancient DNA from buried soils could provide clues to past environments and climate change.