Researchers in Chemical and Materials Engineering are developing new ways to process food that are safe and retain more of its original fresh flavour and taste, and designing ways to turn food waste into valuable chemicals.
Dairy industry co-operative Fonterra is using software developed with our faculty and other partners to achieve real-time quality control in milk powder plants.
Materials Engineering is working on a project to improve nutrition and health for the elderly.
Today, the primary sector contributes around half of New Zealand's total export earnings. Our engineers are working towards supercharging these primary produce markets to create a more robust economy, and contribute to the growth of New Zealand.