Department of Engineering Science


DES News

The DES Newsletter comes out quarterly, and was started in 2008. All issues are available on this page.

If you have a contribution, or suggestions on what you'd like to see in the newsletter - or feedback on the newsletter itself, email our Head of Department at  des-hod@auckland.ac.nz.

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Current issue


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ORSNZ Mervyn Rosser Tribute
A collection of snippets from the ORSNZ Newsletter which follow Merv Rosser as he first joins the ORSNZ, and then becomes engaged in various committees. He sets up and becomes the first chairman of the Auckland branch, and is then elected to the role of President. This is followed by retirement and the recognition of his contributions through the awarding of an Honorary Life Membership, only the second ever made by the society. Collated by Andrew Mason. (1.7 MB, PDF)


 

Back issues


2014

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DES News - April 2014
Inside: 2013 Senior Scholars and Part IV Project prizewinners; Academic staff promotions; Featured Alumni: Therese Clark, Ju Zhang; Faculty of Engineering Top Teacher awards; Associate Dean, Student Experience; New Staff: Jessica Costa; Hood Fellow visit and lecture; EngSci/BME Part II Field Trip 2014; The Musculoskeletal Atlas Project (MAP). (265.2 kB, PDF)

2013

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DES News - December 2013
Inside: Mighty River Power Chair in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering; Taniwha Launched; Spring Graduation; Featured Alumni: Salah Al-Chanati, Chloe Irwin Whitney; Human Powered Submarine; NZNTES 2013; Bier wins AUEA teaching award. (578.6 kB, PDF)
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DES News - August 2013
Inside: Incoming Dean; Willcox/AstroAero team; Aorere College honours Pullan; Featured alumni: Farishta, Fernandez; New staff: Besier, Fernandez, Ruddy, Zhu; Emeritus Prof. Ryan; Bone response to environment; Geothermal visitor. (587.2 kB, PDF)
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DES News - May 2013
Inside: Autumn Graduation 2013 including BE graduands, MEs and PhDs, David Ryan, Featured alumni Faisal Wahid, Part II field trip, 2013 Bakeoff, Matthew Davison article + Locus Research, Demand response in electricity markets (Zakeri). (479.8 kB, PDF)

2012

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DES News - December 2012
Inside: Researchers meet Prince Charles, NZNTES 2012, Iain Anderson makes the August JAP cover, Research update: Optimisation Modelling Languages, Featured alumni: Sarah Milsom. (397.7 kB, PDF)
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DES News - November 2012
Inside: Dr John O'Sullivan, Spring graduation 2012, PIV Project 2012, PIV Project winners, Crampin leaving, Byrne farewelled, Bakeoff, NZNTES, Research update: Cardiac Myometer and Needle-free jet injection, Featured staff: Taberner. (547.4 kB, PDF)
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DES News - June 2012
Inside: Autumn Graduation 2012, Secret life of an Associate Professor, Training Teaching Assistants, New Staff: Jim Denier, Jim Denier Research Interests, Featured Alumni: Gordon. (402.1 kB, PDF)
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DES News - April 2012: The 'Andrew' issue (optimised for printing)
Inside: Eulogies from Andrew Pullan's funeral, and shared memories. (2.3 MB, PDF)
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2011

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DES News - December 2011
Inside: Pullan update; NZNTES 2011 & Pullan Prize; Part IV Project 2011; EngSci graduates of 2011; Mason's OpenSolver; Cheng wins Segedin Schol; New Petroleum course; Geothermal Workshop; Staff Awards; Featured alumni: Collis, Buckland. (585.2 kB, PDF)
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DES News - October 2011
Inside: Pullan update; Faculty Bakeoff; Part IV Projects; Rowing update; Spring graduation; BME class of 2010; Ram Parameshwar; Gastro research; Biomimetics Lab; Featured student: Oldfield; Featured alumni: Paris; Featured postgrad: Du. (769.6 kB, PDF)
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DES News - June 2011
Inside: Farewell to Ian Collins; Andrew Pullan; Autumn graduation 2011; Samuel Cheng wins SPE scholarship; Careers Evenings 2011; University rowing champs, Inaugural Coast 2 Coast, 2011 Bakeoff; Featured alumni: Downward, Kaya, Newson. (399.1 kB, PDF)
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DES News - April 2011
Inside: Imee Tribo - WEN Adviser; Part II field trip; 2010 undergraduate prizewinners; Neild and Gerritsen appointed TiPM Associate Editors; Finch at Stanford & MIT; New staff Murthy & Lu; Optima & DES; Featured alumni: Tribo, Parks, Meyer. (402.1 kB, PDF)

2010

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DES News - December 2010
Inside: Change in Head of Department; Poul Nielsen, James Cook Research Fellow; NZs Next Top Engineering Scientists; ORSNZ 45th Annual Conference; Postgrads awarded; Part IV Projects; Teaching & Research updates; Featured alumni: Bulog, Vogel. (468.4 kB, PDF)
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DES News - September 2010
Inside: Triple 70 celebrations; Looking into the lining of the aorta; Cyclebest's win in 2010 Spark Ideas; Newson elected to IGA Board; Changes to department IT; Biomimetics Lab; Nic Smith; Featured former staff: Billot. (180.3 kB, PDF)
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DES News - July 2010
Inside: Autumn graduation; Keeping the family in DES; GI Joes win in Ideas Challenge; Willcox Sir Peter Blake 'Emerging Leader'; Newson receives police award; Archer in the news; Compusoft; Bakeoff; Featured alumni: G Meyer, both Davidsons. (225.1 kB, PDF)
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DES News - March 2010
Inside: Ian McCrae 2010 World Class NZ Award for ICT; PGCertGeothermTech; Part II field trip; Research: Network Design & Simulation; Ehrgott's new book; New staff Zarrouk, Pearce; Summer studentship projects; Featured alumni:Donald, Rajapakse. (554.9 kB, PDF)
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2009

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DES News - December 2009
Inside: NZ's Next Top Engineering Scientist; NZ Programming comp.; IEEExtreme; Yu Sian Tan wins ACENZ and AUEA scholarship; ORSNZ YPP, New staff: Bier; Teaching: PG Geothermal; PIV Project winners;Featured alumni: Deaker, Hannaford. (253.3 kB, PDF)
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DES News - September 2009
Inside: New staff: Moyle; Research: OR work of Ehrgott; Willcox, Arnold's new babies; Featured alumni: Lee, McVitty, Li, Qu, Landels, Willcox, Arnold. (218.5 kB, PDF)
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DES News - June 2009
Inside: New PhDs: Guan, Lusby, Weide; New staff: Long, Raith, Taberner; Teaching: Designing swim fins; Anderson Montana Book Award finalist; Research: Non linear Signal Processing; Featured alumni: Robb, Archer; Anderson. (261.7 kB, PDF)
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DES News - March 2009
Inside: More photos from 40th Anniversary dinner; Vogel's design in SolidWorks Calendar; Nash awarded James Cook Fellowship; Philpott, Everett in Franz Edelman finalist team; Geothermal update; Featured student: Walbran; Featured alumni: Nash. (1.6 MB, PDF)

2008

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DES News - November 2008
Inside: The story of DES; DES' new location; 40th Anniversary dinner; Featured alumni: McKenzie. (372.7 kB, PDF)
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