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New Zealand's Centre of Excellence for Power Engineering. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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R&D Expo

The R&D Expo is an annual event that showcases and celebrates innovative ideas implemented by final year and postgraduate UC electrical engineering students.

Coming Up

Our 2017 R&D Expo  will be held on Wednesday 18 October 2017. More information available closer to the date.

Past Expositions


Our last annual EPECentre R&D Expo took place on Thursday 13 October in Puka-James Hight, Undercroft 101. It was jointly organised with the College of Engineering Final Year Project Showcase. The EPECentre was delighted to welcome Mike Underhill (CEO, EECA) as the guest speaker. Twelve scholarship certificates were awarded by Craig Price (BECA) and one by Ranil de Silva (PSC). Three students were awarded a Best Photo Award by John Clarke (Transpower). Photos were submitted for the competition from students participating in the UC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering South Island Field trip in April 2016. Our industry members were able to attend some live Joule Log Heating tests in the High Voltage lab.

Congratulations to our 2nd and 3rd Pro Undergraduate Scholars!



Our industry members attending Joule Log Heating tests in the HV lab.


In 2015, the R&D Expo took place at the UC campus on Wednesday 23 September. The 2015 Expo featured guest speaker Albert Brantley, CEO of Genesis Energy.

Dr Allan Miller (EPECentre director), Albert Brantley and Peter
Berry (EPECentre chairman).



EPECentre PhD scholars Thomas Smart and Nurzhan Nursultanov, with undergraduate scholar Kerry Clapham.