History

The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1944 with five  engineering departments of which Mechanical Engineering is one. In 2006, the  name of this department changed to the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

List of Chairmen of the Department​

FromToTItleInitialsSurname
2016PresentProfKSchreve
20152016ProfGVenter
20142015ProfCScheffer
20112013ProfGVenter
20052010ProfAHBasson
20032004ProfJLvan Niekerk
20012002ProfTWvon Backström​
19982000ProfAHBasson
19961998ProfTWvon Backström​
19931995ProfPJErens
19921992ProfTW​​von Backström​
19841991ProfPJErens
19831983ProfHVHattingh
19821982ProfRReinecke
19801981ProfHVHattingh

Awards

Rector's Award for excellence in Research:​

1999 Prof DG Kröger

Faculty's Researcher of the Year Award:

1998 Prof DG Kröger
1992 Prof TW von Backström
1987 Prof DG Kröger

Faculty's Upcoming Researcher of the Year Award:

2005 Prof C Scheffer

Faculty's Lecturer of the Year Award:

2005 Prof TW von Backström
2003 Prof JL van Niekerk
1998 Mnr E Terblanche
1997 Prof AH Basson
1996 Prof DG Kröger

Rector's Award for excellence in service:

2001 Mr Cobus Zietsman

2005 Ms Ilse du Toit​

2015 Mr Piero Trinchero