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.
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.
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?
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.
Protecting our ecosystems from invasive pests:
Biosecurity is inextricably linked with the University’s focus on bio-heritage, restoration ecology, stream and lake health, as well as the monitoring of the coastal marine environment.