The Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016) was successfully hosted by the University of Cape Town from 5 to 7 September 2016. According to conference founder and chair, Prof. Alphose Zingoni of the EBE Department of Civil Engineering, “The SEMC conferences, held every 3 years since 2001, aim at bringing together from around the world academics, researchers and practitioners in the fields of structural engineering, computational mechanics and related disciplines, to review recent achievements in the advancement of knowledge and understanding in these areas, share the latest developments, and address the challenges that the present and the future pose”.
1 October 2016
Dr Sebastian Skatulla has been elected as President of the South African Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SAAM).
Iain Paton recently made history as the first person to graduate from the newly introduced Professional Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (MGeotech) programme. Iain’s degree was awarded with distinction and his dissertation entitled An investigation into the geotechnical nature of aeolian coversands in the Knysna area of the Southern Cape.
A presentation at the Water Institution of South Africa 2016 Conference by Ben Biggs, an MSc student in the Urban Water Management Research Group, made quite an impression. An article on his presentation ‘A water supply from roads’ appeared in The Mercury.