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M&M Extraordinary Associate Professor published in Acta Materialia journal

M&M Extraordinary Associate Professor published in Acta Materialia journal

By Carla Nel | 25th Oct 2021

The Faculty is pleased to share an article authored by Prof Thorsten Becker, Extraordinary Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. The article covers the current understanding of the structure-property correlations in AM alloys. The article was published in the prestigious Acta Materialia journal, co-authored by Putin Kumar from the School of…

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Prof Jan van Vuuren, lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering, SU, receives praise for Teaching and Learning in Industrial Engineering.

SU Lecturer receives praise for Teaching and Learning in Industrial Engineering

By Carla Nel | 20th Oct 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] The Faculty of Engineering would like to extend a warm congratulations to Professor Jan van Vuuren who recently received the SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching & Learning. This award rewards excellence in education, particularly recognising innovation and novel teaching methods, course designs, assessments or other parts of…

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SU Industrial Engineering students and alumni honoured with multiple awards

SU Industrial Engineering students and alumni honoured with multiple awards

By Carla Nel | 15th Oct 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] As we near the end of the academic year, our students and alumni of the Department of Industrial Engineering are reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication. The Faculty would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following individuals on their recent achievements in Operations Research. Aaron Shuttleworth, winner of…

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Prof Celeste Viljoen helps develop standards to design optimal infrastructure

Prof Celeste Viljoen helps develop standards to design optimal infrastructure

By Carla Nel | 29th Sep 2021

[Article by Corporate Communication & Marketing] Prof Celeste Viljoen from the Department of Civil Engineering at Stellenbosch University recently delivered her inaugural lecture on the topic of Risk-based infrastructure design and assessment. Viljoen, who is also the Vice-Dean: Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering, spoke to Corporate Communication and Marketing about her work. optimal infrastructure Tell…

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Dr Herman Kamper Awarded for Research Paper

E&E Lecturer Awarded for Research Paper

By Carla Nel | 28th Sep 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Dr Herman Kamper, senior lecturer in the Department Electrical and Electronic Engineering (E&E) at Stellenbosch University, is the recipient of the ISCA Award for the Best Research Paper Published in Computer Speech and Language (CSL) between 2016 and 2020. ISCA gives an annual award for the best research paper published in…

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SU Professor receives Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award

SU Professor receives Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award

By Carla Nel | 22nd Sep 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Stellenbosch University Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Professor Richard Walls for winning the 2021 Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award (ESEEA). This award celebrates innovative and effective teaching techniques that improve student learning at a tertiary level. In his entry, Prof Walls put forward manifold details of his team…

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SU Faculty of Engineering welcomes new Extended Learning Spaces

SU Faculty of Engineering welcomes new Extended Learning Spaces

By Carla Nel | 20th Sep 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman and Magriet de Villiers] The COVID-19 restrictions have been a challenge for students and faculty alike. To ensure the safe return of students for the 2021 academic year, Stellenbosch University launched the Extended Learning Spaces (ELS) project in November last year. The project intended to address the challenge of remote learning…

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New appointees aim to enhance Faculty’s reputation

New appointees aim to enhance Faculty’s reputation

By Carla Nel | 9th Sep 2021

[Article by Daniel Bugon] The Faculty of Engineering recently welcomed a host of new staff members who are eager to use their talents and knowledge to ensure that the Faculty remains one of South Africa’s major producers of top-quality engineers. The Faculty has long been the number one choice for academics drawn to its dynamic…

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SU students rule the roost at SA Mathematics Olympiad for universities

SU students rule the roost at SA Mathematics Olympiad for universities

By Carla Nel | 3rd Sep 2021

[Article by Wiida Basson-Fourie: Media & Communication, Faculty of Science] For the fifth year in a row, Stellenbosch University (SU) engineering student Ralph McDougall made it into the Hall of Fame of the ASSA South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO). Ralph, who is currently a third-year electrical engineering student, first made it into the Hall…

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering forms part of team to develop innovative technology to measure autophagy in bodily cells

By Carla Nel | 23rd Aug 2021

Stellenbosch University’s technology transfer team, Innovus, raised a total investment of R26 million for Stellenbosch University projects and spinout companies. The goal of these spinout companies is to conduct innovative research to address challenges such as, for example, those associated with monitoring autophagy. The fund aims to commercialise university technology as a new asset class that is…

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