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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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Department of Industrial Engineering excels at ORSSA Conference

Department of Industrial Engineering excels at ORSSA Conference

By Carla Nel | 20th Sep 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Students and academic staff from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Stellenbosch University (SU) received various awards at the recent 51st Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA). ORSSA makes recognition awards to individuals who have served the profession of Operations Research…

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Women in Engineering event sees women sharing their inspiring journeys

Women in Engineering event sees women sharing their inspiring journeys

By Carla Nel | 12th Sep 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Women engineers, academics and students in the engineering field recently shared their encouraging stories at the annual Women in Engineering event presented by the Faculty of Engineering of Stellenbosch University (SU). Around 150 Grade 10 – 12 female learners who excel in Mathematics and Physical Sciences attended the event to learn…

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The Faculty celebrates Engineering Professors’ academic achievements

By Carla Nel | 29th Aug 2022

[Article by Corporate Communications] ​​​Prof Corné Coetzee from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Prof Rong-Jie Wang from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering recently delivered their professorial inaugural lecture. Coetzee’s lecture titled ‘Modelling of granular materials: Discrete and continuum approaches’ spoke about how the software tools that he develops are used…

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From research to rugby fields: How Bianca Augustyn tackles studies and sport

From research to rugby fields: Bianca Augustyn tackles studies and sport

By Carla Nel | 24th Aug 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] Not only is Bianca Augustyn a Master’s in Civil Engineering student at Stellenbosch University (SU), but she is also part of the South African Women’s Sevens Rugby team that competed in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England recently. They finished in seventh place. On representing her country internationally, she says:…

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Stellenbosch University and BMW launch new research space

Stellenbosch University and BMW launch new research space

By Carla Nel | 22nd Aug 2022

The newly found partnership between Stellenbosch University (SU) and the BMW Group South Africa, specifically the BMW IT Hub, known as the ZA Hub, has progressed to the next phase. The BMW IT Hub research space, located at the Faculty of Engineering (in the Mechanical and Mechatronic Building), was officially launched on Tuesday, 26 July…

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Passing of Prof Albert Groenwold mourned

Passing of Prof Albert Groenwold mourned

By Carla Nel | 17th Aug 2022

It is with great sorrow that the Faculty of Engineering inform you of the recent passing of one of our colleagues, Prof Albert A Groenwold.  Prof Groenwold, born on 10 October 1962, in Arnhem, the Netherlands, passed away on 3 August 2022, Cape Town. Prof Groenwold was appointed in the Mechanics Division of the Department…

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Stellenbosch Green School is now even greener thanks to a new solar panel system

Stellenbosch Green School is now even greener thanks to a new solar panel system

By Carla Nel | 15th Aug 2022

[Article by Ms Petro Mostert] A year ago, Cloetesville Primary School became the first school in South Africa to receive an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) after Stellenbosch University and Innovus spinout company GreenX Engineering (GXE) installed energy-saving technology at this school. On Friday, 12 August 2022, this popular Stellenbosch school, known as the Green School…

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