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Open Day 2022 – An Event Worth Celebrating

By Carla Nel | 3rd May 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Engineering is a team sport, and the success of our 2022 Open Day confirms that this rings true. With the dedication of our students and staff, the Faculty housed fully booked sessions at this year’s long-anticipated on-campus event. As the first on-campus Open Day since the COVID-19 pandemic, several measurements were…

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The 13-metre sculptural public artwork, designed to celebrate and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions, will now be a permanent fixture on the lawn in front of the Faculty of Engineering complex

THINK Bench ‘a well-timed addition’ to changing SU landscape

By Carla Nel | 21st Apr 2022

[Article by Development & Alumni Relations] Stellenbosch University (SU) has unveiled an iconic 10-ton functional art piece – the THINK Bench – which was donated to the University by GT Ferreira, a Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) founder and SU alumnus. The 13-metre sculptural public artwork, designed to celebrate and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions, will…

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Double Achievement for Dr Leanne Johnson

Double Achievement for Dr Leanne Johnson

By Carla Nel | 20th Apr 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Stellenbosch University recently hosted in-person graduations for the first time since December 2019. The Faculty of Engineering was delighted to celebrate this milestone with our students. It was an occasion for many to celebrate their hard work and perseverance, including Dr Leanne Johnson. Dr Leanne Johnson became the second person in…

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Double PhD celebration for siblings

Double PhD celebration for siblings

By Carla Nel | 8th Apr 2022

[Article by Corporate Communications] It was a double celebration for siblings Clarice and Manisha du Plessis, who both graduated with PhDs during Stellenbosch University’s (SU) April graduation series. Clarice (27), was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Manisha (25), a PhD in Science, specifically in Physiological Sciences. The siblings are the first in their…

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SU honours global leader in oil & gas energy sector

SU honours global leader in oil & gas energy sector

By Carla Nel | 6th Apr 2022

​​​Stellenbosch University (SU) bestowed an honorary doctorate on Andries Calitz, a global leader in the oil and gas energy sector, at its April graduation this week. He received his degree at an in-person graduation ceremony for students in Engineering held at the Coetzenburg Centre on Tuesday (5 April 2022). Andries Calitz received the degree Doctor…

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SU appoints NRF A-Rated Professor in Mechanical Engineering

SU appoints NRF A-Rated Professor in Mechanical Engineering

By Carla Nel | 4th Apr 2022

[Article by the Faculty of Engineering] Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Prof Josua Meyer as a research professor in the Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering. Prof Meyer is a premier National Research Foundation (NRF) A-rated engineering researcher; we are excited to welcome him to our faculty…

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SU researchers part of historical Antarctic expedition

SU researchers part of historical Antarctic expedition

By Carla Nel | 28th Mar 2022

[Article by Corporate Communication and Marketing Division] ​​Stellenbosch University (SU) researchers are still basking in the aftermath of being part of the expedition team who recently made history when they discovered the wreck of Endurance, the lost ship of renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton which sank in the Weddell Sea more than a century…

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SU Alumnus wins CCSA 'Young Concrete Researcher' Award

SU Alumnus wins CCSA ‘Young Concrete Researcher’ Award

By Carla Nel | 18th Mar 2022

[Article by Cement & Concrete SA] Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has named Dr Benedict Olalusi, lecturer at the University of KZN’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as South Africa’s top Young Concrete Researcher for 2021. The new award, made at CCSA’s recent Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologists’ YCRETS 2021 online symposium, recognises…

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Faculty Alumni obtain PhD Degrees from ETH Zürich

Faculty Alumni obtain PhD Degrees from ETH Zurich

By Carla Nel | 14th Mar 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] The Faculty of Engineering aims to produce graduates that are skilled for success in both the local and international arena. Over the years, we have seen many of our students accepted into postgraduate programmes at top-ranked universities across the globe. We are proud to share the recent achievements of Faculty alumni…

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Esteemed Senior Advisor for Teaching & Learning becomes Associated Professor

Esteemed Senior Advisor for Teaching & Learning becomes Associated Professor

By Carla Nel | 8th Mar 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have conferred the title of Associate Professor on Prof Karin Wolff. This title is awarded in recognition of her significant contribution to Engineering Education, Curriculum Development, Multi-Modal Technology-Based Teaching & Learning, and Higher Education Research & Policy, not only at Stellenbosch but in South…

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