Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences


  • Higher-storage batteries and purer biogas projects get funding
    01 September 2016
    Self-healing silicon to increase the storage capacity of batteries and a new polymer material to turn crude biogas to pure biomethane are two projects from the University of Auckland to receive funding from the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge.
  • Ocean between NZ and Australia a “hotspot”
    29 August 2016
    The ocean between New Zealand and Australia is a global “hotspot”, one of the fastest-warming ocean regions on the planet at four times the global average.
  • Is science male?
    19 August 2016
    Why are there so few senior women working in the Science field and what can we do to make science gender-neutral? These and other questions where discussed at two presentations by Professor Jenny Martin Director of the Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane.
  • The Future of Memory
    19 August 2016
    Professor Donna Rose Addis presented her inaugural lecture about the Future of Memory at the Fale, which was full to the brim with people eager to hear about her life and work.
  • Greatest super rugby team of all time?
    19 August 2016
    Which is the greatest Super Rugby team of all time? Wil Undy, a Bachelor of Science (mathematics) and Arts (history) student, has been working with Te Pūnaha Matatini Principal Investigator Dr Dion O’Neale and NZ Rugby’s senior scientist Dr Ken Quarrie to determine the best method for predicting how Super Rugby teams would perform from season to season.
  • Rapid eradication assessment tool developed
    18 August 2016
    Researchers from the University of Auckland Department of Statistics and School of Biological Sciences have developed a new online tool for rapidly confirming when pests have been successfully eradicated from an area.
  • The future of memory is looking bright
    18 August 2016
    From her candid beginnings at Aorere College and onto the world stage, newly appointed Professor Donna Rose Addis is shaping the future of Cognitive Neuroscience, one hippocampus at a time.
  • Waste: what are we doing and what can we do better?
    10 August 2016
    A seminar at the University of Auckland will bring together a range of experts to discuss waste management and to look at the future of waste reduction.
  • Marine species richness is not highest at equator
    03 August 2016
    New research indicates that zones closest to the equator have less species diversity than previously thought.
  • Forgotten genius whose discoveries gave us mobile phones and internet
    02 August 2016
    A physicist whose revolutionary scientific discoveries helped shape the modern world, from colour photography to the mobile phone, will be the subject of a public lecture at the University of Auckland.
  • Three Hood Fellowships for the Faculty of Science
    13 July 2016
    Congratulations to Christian Hartinger, Eamonn O’Brien and John Montgomery, the recipients of Outgoing Hood Fellowships.
  • Computer Science student success
    24 June 2016
    Congratulations to Computer Science student Etuate Cocker, the first successful Computer Science PhD student to come from the Kingdom of Tonga.
  • First Exercise Physiology Practitioner with CEP accreditation
    13 June 2016
    Professional staff member and Clinical Exercise Physiologist Chloe Davidson, recently completed the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, which means she is now an accredited professional due to the programme being officially recognised by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Hauraki Gulf mussel bed restoration wins award
    10 May 2016
    A University of Auckland doctoral student working on restoration of mussel beds in the Hauraki Gulf has been awarded the Bob Stewart Environment Award by the Rotary Club of Newmarket which recognises projects beneficial to the Hauraki Gulf.
  • One hundred million core hours of computing delivered by the NeSI Pan Cluster
    10 May 2016
    The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) Pan Cluster has delivered 100 million core hours of computing to the research community.
  • Using computers to better understand human physiology
    03 May 2016
    For this year’s Gibbons lecture series at the University of Auckland, Distinguished Professor Peter Hunter of the University’s Bioengineering Institute will give a free public lecture.
  • The artificial human body - by computer design
    19 April 2016
    At this year’s Gibbons Lectures some of New Zealand’s leading scientists will discuss advances in medical science: medical applications of computer and information technologies.
  • The dark side of religion: how ritual human sacrifice helped create unequal societies
    05 April 2016
    A new study finds that ritual human sacrifice played a central role in helping those at the top of the social hierarchy maintain power over those at the bottom.
  • Conservation silver bullet?
    24 March 2016
    An international team of 30 scientists has conducted the first-ever global study measuring the benefits of eradication of invasive mammals on islands and concludes it is one of the most effective tools in the conservation arsenal.
  • Science subjects rate highly internationally
    22 March 2016
    Science subjects at the University of Auckland are highly placed in this year’s QS World University Rankings with the University rated number one in the country in almost all subjects.