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New fellows honoured for distinguished work
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 - 12:00

Two new UCT fellows, professors Nicola Mulder (computational biology) and Alphose Zingoni (structural engineering), were formally inducted at a dinner on 7 December.

SEMC 2016 hailed a great success
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 - 09:45

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.

Dr Sebsatian Skatulla
Dr Sebastian Skatulla elected as President of SAAM
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 - 07:45

Dr Sebastian Skatulla has been elected as President of the South African Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SAAM).

Iain Paton and Dr Denis Kalumba
New Professional Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 - 16:00

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.

Ben Biggs makes waves in Durban
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 - 15:30

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.

Celebrating EBE’s excellent research
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 - 00:00

The Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment is focussed on improving its research profile. The Departmental Research award of R10 000 for being the most prolific publisher in the preceding calendar year at the Department of Civil Engineering was given to Professor Kobus Van Zyl.

Prestigious Medal for outstanding Master's student
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 - 23:30

Congratulations to Kevin Sack who received the SA Association for the Advancement of Science – S2A3 medal. The medal serves to commend outstanding research students graduating at the Master's level. Kevin’s Master’s degree was awarded with distinction in the dissertation and the degree with distinction. His supervisor was Dr Sebastian Skatulla.

Daniel Avutia
Civil graduate to represent Africa in Dublin
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 - 16:30

Congratulations to Daniel Avutia who has won the National Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Young Persons’ Lecture Competition for his lecture entitled: Analytical study of sinkhole propagation in South Africa. He will represent Africa at the World Championships in Dublin, Ireland in October 2015 where he will compete with the winners from the other five continents.

Off to Paris for an international conference
Mon, 25 May 2015 - 15:45

Olukayode Alao, an MSc student in CoMISRU, has been selected for an oral and poster presentation at Our Common Future under Climate Change, an international scientific conference to be held in Paris from 7 – 10 July 2015. His supervisor, A/Professor Hans Beushausen said, “We are extremely proud of Olukayode, and it is an excellent opportunity for him to showcase his work.” 

2014 Young Engineer of the Year Award
Mon, 25 May 2015 - 15:30

Makotsene Makgalemele, a 2008 civil engineering graduate of the University of Cape Town, was named the 2014 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Young Engineer of the Year. The judges looked for leadership, as well as outstanding performance in areas including technical achievement on a project, educational achievement, and contributions to sustainable development.

Prestigious award for Dr Skatulla
Mon, 25 May 2015 - 14:30

Dr Sebastian Skatulla is a recipient of the Claude Leon Merit Award for Early-Career Researchers which is given to encourage the outstanding scholarly achievements as a young researcher.

Construction industry supports research in CoMSIRU
Mon, 25 May 2015 - 11:45

The Concrete Materials & Structural Integrity Research Unit has been successful in securing new funding for its research. In the past, the Unit was mainly funded by the Cement & Concrete Institute (C & CI), who channelled funding from the cement industry to tertiary institutions.