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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.

Researcher Profile

Professor Craig Cary

From the depths of the world's most uninhabitable oceans, to the soils of Antarctica and New Zealand's lakes, rivers and beaches, Professor Craig Cary is a researcher with a wide range of credits to his name. Despite the varied locations of his research, the focus has remained the same since his passion for science began as a tertiary student in Southern California.

Dr Cary considers himself a Microbial Ecologist and his interest lies in researching bacteria which live in extreme environments.

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Projects & Case Studies

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.

Specialist Research Facilities

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.

Centres and Units

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.

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Science & Engineering contacts
0800 438 254
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Faculty Research

Protecting freshwater from algal blooms:
Blue-green algal blooms are an increasing problem in lakes around the world.

Faculty People

Dr Michael Clearwater
Senior Lecturer (Biological Sciences)