Our research areas and facilities
An extensive list of the Faculty of Engineering's research activities, in alphabetical order.
Much of our research activity address globally significant issues such as sustainable energy, quality of life, a vibrant economy, and the future of our cities, by pulling together researchers with diverse skills from across the faculty.
Beyond teaching and supervision, our academic staff are heavily involved with industry projects and consulting, as well as being committed to many other professional activities. This clear focus, productivity and aim for excellence continues to attract more than 400 postgraduate students to work in our dynamic environments.
Our research outputs in international refereed journals average in excess of 150 papers each year, on top of over 250 refereed conference papers annually. Added to that is a consistent flow of patents and patent applications, books and book chapters, as well as technical reports.
Our commitment to research excellence has also demonstrably resulted in tens of millions of dollars of benefit for companies who have collaborated with us. We see theory and applications as elements that interact seamlessly to the benefit of both, and welcome enquiries from industry professionals regarding research needs.
With access to expertise and purpose-built facilities, we extend the offer to you to join us, either as collaborators or as students. Our University's research culture is about more than the acquisition of new knowledge – it also leads to a steady stream of highly skilled people moving on to further their careers, be it in industry or academia.
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Advanced Computing and Virtual Technologies in Construction
Advanced and nanomaterials research
Aerodynamics and wind engineering
Aerospace and space engineering
Advanced Thermal Engineering and Aerodynamics Centre (ATHENA)
Centre for Advanced Composite Materials
Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Sciences (CARES)
Circular Innovations (CIRCUIT) Research Centre
Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing and Mechatronics (CIMM)
Climate Adaptation Platform
Coastal and Marine Science
Industrial Information and Control Centre (I2C2)
Industrial Informatics and Automation (IIA) | IIA laboratory
Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Lab
Intelligent and Interoperable Manufacturing Systems (IIMS)
Separation and Reaction Engineering
Smart Digital Lab
Smart manufacturing and industrial automation
Smart Materials and Structures
Speech Processing and Technology
Structural engineering | Structures Testing Laboratory
Surface and materials science
Systems and control
Telecommunications and Electromagnetics
Te Pūnaha Ātea - Space Institute
Thermofluids | Thermofluids laboratory
Transdisciplinary Modelling and Engineering Research Centre (TME)
Transportation Research Centre