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BMW and Stellenbosch University partner to offer new opportunities for postgraduate students

BMW and Stellenbosch University entered into a partnership

By Carla Nel | 4th Mar 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] BMW and Stellenbosch University partner to offer new opportunities for postgraduate students The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University recently joined forces with BMW Group South Africa, specifically the BMW IT Hub, to develop a homegrown IT talent pipeline for the company. The initiative aims to promote skills in artificial intelligence…

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Faculty of Engineering welcomes new Staff Members

Faculty of Engineering welcomes new Staff Members

By Carla Nel | 24th Feb 2022

The Faculty of Engineering is excited to welcome a host of new staff members. With their experience and expert knowledge, their employment is a terrific asset for our institution. Our Faculty has been a favoured choice for academics as we are committed to cultivating a stimulating and dynamic environment with substantial support for research projects.…

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Top matriculants join SU Faculty of Engineering

Top matriculants join SU Faculty of Engineering

By Carla Nel | 15th Feb 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] After a tumultuous two years, the matric class of 2021 delivered outstanding results. Once again, the Faculty of Engineering is proud to have two of the top achieving matriculants join our 2022 cohort. Christiaan Botes and Genn Echun passed their IEB and NSC examinations with aggregates above 90% respectively. Christiaan Botes…

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Xhora Off-Channel Dam Projec

Xhora Off-Channel Dam Project receives praise at the SAICE National Awards

By Carla Nel | 27th Jan 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Prof Gerrit Basson and Dr Jeanine Vonkeman whose work in the Hydraulics Laboratory at Stellenbosch University has contributed to a SAICE Commendation Award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project: Xhora Off Channel Dam, Eastern Cape, Hatch Africa. ⁠This accolade forms part of the…

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Innovation paves the way for 27th Jac van der Merwe Competition

Innovation paves the way for 27th Jac van der Merwe Competition

By Carla Nel | 20th Jan 2022

[Artilce by Nane Zietsman] The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate the winners of the 27th Jac van der Merwe Competition for Innovation. The competition, sponsored by MultiChoice, seeks to reward students with the most innovative final-year project and took place virtually on the 14th of December 2021. The judging panel, headed by Prof…

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Doctoral research project keeps lights on at schools

Doctoral research project keeps lights on at schools

By Carla Nel | 18th Jan 2022

[Article by Me S Mulder, Corporate Communications and Marketing] Stellenbosch University (SU) awarded a PhD to Jason Avron Samuels for his phenomenal research that led to huge electricity cost savings at schools in Stellenbosch and Paarl and the establishment of a spin-off company, GreenX Engineering (GXE). Samuels hails from Cloetesville in Stellenbosch, and received his…

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Natalia Flores-Quiroz – Fire Safety Engineer

Natalia Flores-Quiroz – A winding road to success

By Carla Nel | 15th Dec 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Natalia Flores-Quiroz has made a lasting impression with her work in fire engineering research. Dr Flores-Quiroz, born and raised in Chile, started her career as a qualified electrical engineer. She worked as a Fire Safety Engineer for six years before deciding to enter academia and pursue a master’s degree in Belgium.…

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P ostgraduate Student Dr Philani Zincume - when passion turns into research

Dr Philani Zincume – when passion turns into research

By Carla Nel | 13th Dec 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Dr Zincume’s interest in engineering started as a young child growing up in Esikhawini, a township in Empangeni, Kwazulu-Natal. “It was my father who kindled my passion for engineering. He always asked my brother and me to help him when fixing electrical appliances,” says Dr Zincume. It was only in grade…

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Jaco Luus - Masters degree in Engineering

Jaco Luus – from wine to water

By Carla Nel | 10th Dec 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Growing up on a farm in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Mr Jaco Luus always wanted a career where he could invent creative plans to solve practical problems. Engineering, therefore, seemed like the perfect fit. “You don’t become an engineer to know the answers, but rather to know how to approach the problems,” says…

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Mr Gerius Moelich, a PhD student in the Department of Civil Engineering, has impressed international industry stakeholders with his work in 3D printed concrete.

Concreting future opportunities

By Carla Nel | 9th Dec 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Mr Gerius Moelich, a PhD student in the Department of Civil Engineering, has impressed international industry stakeholders with his work in 3D printed concrete. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof Riaan Combrinck. “I chose Prof Combrinck as a supervisor because I knew we would work well together and…

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