Department of Mechanical Engineering
The following is a list of the research laboratories and resources available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Queries regarding particular facilities should be addressed to the contact person listed for each entry.
Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM)
The centre aims to bring together capabilities throughout the country to conduct research into advanced composite materials and manufacturing processes.
Energy and Fuels Research Unit (EFRU)
Established in 1978, this unit has been at the forefront of research and development in the vehicle alternative fuels industry in New Zealand.
Yacht Research Unit (YRU)
The primary function of the YRU is to coordinate and promote research and engineering activities relating to yachts.
Dynamics and Control Laboratory
Provides equipment specifically required for creating structural dynamics and the active control of these structures.
Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
Forming collaborations between industry and researchers to embrace Industry 4.0 for future manufacturing.
Provides specialist equipment used to investigate areas such as medical & rehabilitation robotics, micro-systems & functional materials and industrial solutions.