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Civil Engineering student’s research offers solution to Dolos repairs

Civil Engineering student’s research offers solution to Dolos repairs

By Carla Nel | 2nd Dec 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Tianca Olivier, a master’s student from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, is graduating cum laude at the December graduation of Stellenbosch University for her work on the repair of Dolos breakwaters with larger layered Dolos units. Her supervisor is Dr Andre Theron. The Dolos unit is a South…

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Postgraduate student designs and builds a hybrid quadcopter

Postgraduate student designs and builds a hybrid quadcopter

By Carla Nel | 4th Nov 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Since building a clap-clap switch at his student residence room and a voice-controlled home automation system, Waldo Wessels, a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Engineering, was ready to research, design and build a novel quadcopter as part of his research for a master’s degree in the field of Mechatronics, Robotics…

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Department of Electrical and Electronic students end off semester with some fun and games

E&E students end off semester with some fun and games

By Carla Nel | 28th Oct 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Third-year engineering students in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) decided it was time to have a bit of fun with one of their design projects to end the semester before the final exams started. The students, who had to develop a small remote-controlled electric vehicle…

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Engineering student shines at SU FameLab heat

Engineering student shines at SU FameLab heat

By Carla Nel | 18th Oct 2022

[Article written by Dr Alex Basson, Corporate Communication & Marketing] Taskeen Ebrahim, a doctoral student in Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU), has won the SU heat of the 2023* national FameLab competition cycle. The in-person event took place on Thursday (13 October 2022). Kaylan Reddy**, a PhD-student in Botany, and Ayesha Shaikh, a PhD student in Plant…

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New research chair in geometallurgy at SU sponsored by African Rainbow Minerals

New research chair in geometallurgy at SU sponsored by African Rainbow Minerals

By Carla Nel | 17th Oct 2022

[Article by Wiida Fourie-Basson Stellenbosch University is partnering with African Rainbow Minerals on an initiative to ensure the sustainability of mining through innovative research and training conducted in the field of geometallurgy. The new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) geometallurgy research chair at Stellenbosch University will drive inter-disciplinary research and training in the emerging field of geometallurgy in…

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Engineering test facility and air-bearing vehicles provide a new testbed for spacecraft and space systems

New Engineering test facility and air-bearing vehicles provide a new testbed for spacecraft and space systems

By Carla Nel | 13th Oct 2022

[Article by Petro Mostert] Stellenbosch University’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering boasts a new planar air-bearing test facility with a testbed for researchers to validate their projects and perform experiments in spacecraft and space systems. As part of the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL) research group, Daniel Jansen addressed the problem of designing and implementing…

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PhD Engineering student's innovation is among the top three solutions for world challenges

PhD Engineering student’s innovation is among the top three solutions for world challenges

By Carla Nel | 6th Oct 2022

[Article by Corporate Communication and Marketing/Korporatiewe Kommunikasie en Bemarking – Sandra Mulder] A digital application developed by an engineering student from Stellenbosch University (SU) that provides information about water quality in water supply systems took third place at a recent international gathering in New York, where more than 250 young leaders from 61 countries pitched…

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Faculty of Engineering postdocs honoured for their extraordinary performance

Faculty of Engineering postdocs honoured for their extraordinary performance

By Carla Nel | 3rd Oct 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Several postdoctoral research fellows and mentors from the Faculty of Engineering were recently celebrated for their exceptional performance in contributing to Stellenbosch University’s research productivity and impact in Africa and beyond. The faculty’s postdoctoral fellows and researchers play a vital role in the university’s strategic vision toward becoming a leading research…

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Engineering students take 1st and 2nd place at MATHack challenge

Engineering students take 1st and 2nd place at MATHack challenge

By Carla Nel | 30th Sep 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Five undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering who took part as two teams in the MATHack Western Cape 2022, presented by Opti-Num Solutions and MathWorks, won the first and second prizes in the challenge. Team !Prepared took first prize and consisted of Gabrielle Liebenberg (Electrical and Electronic), Rosanne Maritz (Mechanical…

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E&E student develops app that saves money while having a blast

E&E student develops app that saves money while having a blast

By Carla Nel | 23rd Sep 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] A student from the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU), together with a fellow SU student, has developed an app to help save students money when dining out. Arnold Hattingh, a first-year student in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Jené Venter, who is studying a BCom degree…

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