Mr Vernon Collis has a long association with the Department of Civil Engineering. He is qualified as both a professional engineer and a professional architect. His main contribution to the department to date has been in the area of designing for sustainability in civil engineering, a field in which he is an acknowledged expert with extensive experience in both Africa and Asia. With his appointment, his specific responsibility will lie in researching and teaching of sustainable design in civil engineering, including the convening and lecturing of CIV4035C Design Project.
Two new UCT fellows, professors Nicola Mulder (computational biology) and Alphose Zingoni (structural engineering), were formally inducted at a dinner on 7 December.
UCT’s Sea Ice Research Group spent two chilly July weeks collecting and studying ice from one of the coldest places in Antarctica.