In conversation with visiting Prof Johannes Koke of Germany
Johannes Koke is a professor of mechanical engineering. He specializes in especially process engineering at Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, located in the north-western part of Germany. He is currently spending his research semester on invitation by Prof. Craig McGregor at our department’s Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG). In Germany, Prof Koke…Read More
Congratulations Adam Venter, recipient of the Rector’s Award for Social Impact
We congratulate our PhD candidate, Adam Venter, a most worthy recipient of the Rector’s Award for Social Impact. Adam did both his BEng and MEng at M&M Engineering department and is currently rounding up his PhD (Mechanical Engineering) studies. His research focuses on the computational modelling of power station cooling fans under supervision…Read More
Preyin Govender presents his research in Lyon, France!
Preyin Govender, a final year PhD Mechanical Engineering candidate (Material Engineering) received an invitation to the World PM 2022 Congress and Exhibition. The conference was held in Lyon, France from 9th-14th October 2022. A bit nervous about the fact he had never travelled internationally before, he was excited at the amazing opportunity to present…Read More
“How South Africa Can Get to Space and Compete When it Arrives”.
Recently, the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and the Cape Chapter of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa hosted the UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) for a presentation of their work. Academics, students, local aerospace companies and delegates from government and related industry partners came together on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 in…Read More
“404 Not Found” wins 2nd Prize at MATHack ’22
The invitation read “Join your fellow MATHackers on UCT campus for a late-night pizza party and get your code on!” The group of three, Nicane September, Ryan Hansen and Nickilese Van der Walt seized the opportunity to enter the MATHack WC 2022, a 24- hour coding challenge for universities and colleges of the Western…Read More
Genchi Genbutsu (“Go and see”)
Genchi Genbutsu is a Japanese phrase that can be roughly translated as “go and see”. The phrase is credited to the creator of the Toyota Production System, Taiichi Ohno. Mr Ohno was known for asking engineering graduates to stand inside a circle drawn with chalk on the production floor. The graduates would be instructed to…Read More