The Centre for Materials Science and Technology's senior lecturer Dr Catherine Smith has been successful in securing new Marsden Grant funding.
CMAST Phd Students attend the Textile Institute NZ lunch, held at the Canterbury Club, Christchurch on the 30 November 2017.
Nimesh Kankariya and Tajul Islam (CMAST PhD students) with Ms Lorriane Greer and Dr Jim Lappage at the Textile Institute INZ lunch, Canterbury Club, 30 November 2017.
Three summer scholarships / internships provided opportunities for students in the Centre for Materials Science and Technology over the summer. An example of one of these internships is the work undertaken by Clothing and Textile Sciences finalist, Jano Swart, on the project "Evaluating conservation treatments for deteriorating Māori taonga: Effects of selected consolidants on deteriorated black- dyed fibre from harakeke".
Otago Access Radio interview - new summer school paper MATS204, Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials
Associate professor Sarah Wakes is interviewed by Otago Access Radio about the Centre for Materials Science and Technology's new summer school paper - Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials (MATS204).
$6M grant from MBIE Endeavour Fund awarded to Dr Azam Ali and his colleagues for their work on biomaterials
A $6 million dollar grant from the Government's MBIE Endevour Fund is awarded to Dr Azam Ali and his colleagues in the Department of Anatomy (University of Otago) and the Ferrier Research institute for their work on biomaterials for tissue repair.
Radio 1 interview - new Summer School paper - Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials (MATS204)
Radio 1 interviews Associate Professor Wakes about the Centre for Materials Science and Technology's new Summer School paper - Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials (MATS204)
Centre for Materials Science and Technology launch their first Summer School Paper: MATS204 Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials
The Centre for Materials Science and Technology are excited to announce the launch of their first Summer School paper: MATS204 Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials. The paper will be taught both by Distance and on the Dunedin Campus, commencing in January 2018.
The Centre for Materials Science and Technology held their annual postgraduate student research day on the 18th August 2017. The work of our postgraduate and postdoctoral students was presented to a wide ranging audience including students, University staff as well as companies and organisations external to the University. It was also an opportunity to thank all those involved in the ongoing support of the Centre.
The Centre for Materials Science and Technology participated in the University Postgraduate Open Day on 8 August 2017 in The Link. The Centre's booth displayed the study options available to future postgraduate students and highlighted the diversity and skills of our current cohort.
The Centre for Materials Science and Technology develops and expands in the area of research relating to identification and conservation of plant materials in Māori textiles.
In December 2015 Dr Nur Ain Yusof, a Clothing and Textile Sciences alumna received an award for developing a unique anti mosquito fabric softener.
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti students experience textile microscopy at the Centre for Materials Science and Technology (CMAST)
Seventeen tamariki from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti visited the Centre for Materials Science and Technology (CMAST) recently to experience how microscopy is used to investigate textile materials and objects. Following the visit, two of the tamariki interviewed CMAST staff member, Dr Bronwyn Lowe, on the Otago Access Radio program “Kā manu o Rēhua and Dr Anderson - A mix of Everyday Science and Te Reo Māori”.
Associate Professor Nicola Gasten gave the 2017 Patricia Coleman Lecture, "Science and Equity", on the 23rd February 2017.
Four summer scholarships / internships provided opportunities for students in textiles over the summer.
Fifteen high school students attended a morning session on materials science during Science Academy week.
The early māori textiles research group are desperately seeking samples of paper mulberry tree bark (Broussonetia papyrifera, also known as tapa cloth tree, Aute, Lafi, U’a).
A delegation on 'Smart' textiles sponsored by the UK High Commission met for a one-day workshop at the University of Otago, Centre for Materials Science and Technology on 24 August.
The annual postgraduate student research day was held on 25 August, with students presenting their research. This day was established several years ago to celebrate the work of postgraduates and to thank their various supporters, those from other Department across the University (e.g. Dentistry, Zoology, Botany, History) and those from companies and organisations external to the University. Financial and in-kind support from these groups is much appreciated.