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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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Alumnus wins prestigious engineering innovation prize

Alumnus wins prestigious engineering innovation prize

By Carla Nel | 18th Aug 2021

[Article by Daniel Bugon] Faculty of Engineering alumnus Noël N’guessan was recently awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with a compact equipment that farmers can use to ferment their biowaste into compost or biogas and to generate an income from it. The Ivorian, who obtained a BEng (Chemical Engineering)…

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SU Senior Lecturer’s victory at 2021 Global Educator Challenge

SU Senior Lecturer’s victory at 2021 Global Educator Challenge

By Carla Nel | 13th Aug 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] Dr Joubert Van Eeden, senior lecturer at the Department of Industrial Engineering, recently celebrated victory as a member of the winning team in the 2021 Global Educator Challenge. This challenge was open to certified teachers of The Fresh Connection from across the globe. Participants competed in teams of four and had…

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Stellenbosch University Mechanical Engineer | alumna renette de villiers excels in british motorsport sector

Alumna Renette de Villiers excels in British motorsport sector

By Carla Nel | 5th Aug 2021

[Article by Daniel Bugon] In celebration of Women’s Month, the Faculty of Engineering reflects on the achievements of alumna Renette de Villiers who is making great strides in the traditionally male-dominated motorsport industry – and this in the unfamiliar and challenging climes of the UK! De Villiers, who graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering…

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postgraduate biomedical implants gel-casting

Gel-casting: Great potential for biomedical implants

By Carla Nel | 23rd Jul 2021

[Article by Nane Zietsman] “I have always wondered what it would be like to be part of a new research area where there is no defined solution. The undergraduate experience shapes your intuition and understanding about the fundamental engineering principles, where postgraduate studies allow you the freedom to investigate the unknown.” This is how Wian…

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