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

Aaron Wall

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.


Restoring indigenous nature in urban centres

A new and exciting programme, led by University of Waikato Professor Bruce ...

Researching portable stroke detectors

Professor Yifan Chen is part of an international team developing a portable ...

From masters student to Antarctic explorer

University of Waikato student Shelly Brandt is getting ready to embark on ...

Swapping books for nature

University of Waikato student Charlotte Tomlinson will be packing her books away ...

HRC funding for Rongoā Rākau study

Research Fellow Dr Jonni Koia will be conducting biomedical research on rongoā ...

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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.