Research Groups & Centres

Biomedical engineering (BERG) involves applying the concepts, knowledge and approaches of virtually all engineering disciplines ​to solve or improve healthcare related problems. Biomedical engineers​ use their expertise in biology medicine ...

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The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies(CRSES) acts as a central point of entry into Stellenbosch University for the general field of renewable energy. Some contract research projects are completed within CRSES ...

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The Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG) was the first university research group in the country to focus on solar thermal energy research. A main objective of the group is to train students to deliver research outputs in CSP.

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​The Sound and Vibration Research Group (SVRG) is situated in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. The SVRG has established expertise, equipment and laboratory facilities ...

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The Mechatronics, Automation and Design (MAD) Research Group focusses on product design and manufacturing systems that combine controllers, sensors, actuators a​nd/or mechanisms, such as reconfigurable manufacturing systems and metrology- ...

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The Materials Engineering group is working with many of the leading national and international institutions in the area of materials engineering. The level of contact varies from fully funded research projects, through to partial funding of projects ...

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Current project title: Minimized water consumption in CSP plants (MinWaterCSP) Project duration: 36 months, started 01/01/2016 Consortium: 12 partners from 6 countries Demo sites: South Africa, Morocco and Spain Academic Institution partners: Fraunhofer ISE, Stellenbosch University, University of Rome, IRESEN

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The Materials, Optimisation and Design research group work on a diverse group of projects related to structural analysis and optimisation. The primary goal of which is producing or facilitating advanced engineering design

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