Category: Chemical & Materials Engineering

Mount Doom in Auckland

The only mountain I am currently hiking is the mountain of workloads. (The Lord of The Rings reference at it best) so, Hi I guess? Anyone feels like dropping out from school already? Honestly, you are not the only one. Hoping there will be a knight in shining armour to come and rescue you from…Continue Reading Mount Doom in Auckland

“I forgot!”

Playing breathin by Ariana Grande in my background. “Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ And oh, I gotta keep, keep on breathin’ Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ And oh, I gotta keep, keep on breathin’ ” I guess this is my advice on how to survive the remaining…Continue Reading “I forgot!”


I am back with my second post. Currently screaming and hoping time would STOP so that I could manage everything that is happening around me. I know that we are only like 3 weeks into the semester, but the workload is increasing exponentially. Okay, so this time let us go through the courses one by…Continue Reading Input

Discovering Chemmat 101

Remember those days when you think your future is very uncertain and you are so scared to face tomorrow? I remember that day because for me as an international student in UoA, leaving my home country and coming back to continue my second year as Chemical and Material Engineering (Chemmat) student caused a huge breakdown…Continue Reading Discovering Chemmat 101

A lot to process

Six weeks of semester two have flown by, meaning there’s only six to go, and by this stage you’re probably starting to think pretty seriously about what specialisation you want to go into. So lets take a look into semester two of CHEMMAT: CHEMMAT 232: Process Design The worst part about this paper is that…Continue Reading A lot to process

Balancing it all out

Here we are again, the end of another semester, which just happened to coincide with the end of the America’s Cup, (I had to laugh, the commentators were constantly commenting on how the boats were under massive amounts of stress and strain – and I don’t think I have ever related to a boat so…Continue Reading Balancing it all out

Penelope’s introduction

Hey guys, my name is Penelope, and I am a second-year engineering student studying Chemical and Materials (or chemmat) engineering. A bit about me: I grew up on a farm that was literally in the middle of nowhere, which meant being surrounded by a lot of land and very few people…safe to say that moving…Continue Reading Penelope’s introduction