Research Themes and Groups
In close collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES), and the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG) the Department contributes towards fundamental research into a wide range of energy generation technologies. Addressing transport needs, the group investigates the ...
Prof. C McGregor
Thermodynamics and Fluidmechanics
Prof. J van der Spuy Dr. M. Owen Dr. H.Pretorius Prof. R. Laubscher
Technologies such as 3D printing, microcomputers and artificial intelligence are opening up new opportunities for engineering in the biomedical field. This group is developing innovative minimally invasive devices to collect healthcare information ...
Prof. K. Schreve
Activities are divided into fundamental research on materials, behaviour of structures and failure mechanisms and criteria. The materials research focuses on powder metal (mainly titanium and its alloys) processing and products, continuous fibre- ...
Prof. D. Blaine
Prof. A. Bekker
The group’s expertise in optimisation theory and algorithm development, finite element methods (FEM), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), discrete element methods (DEM) and continuum methods is ...
Prof. G. Venter
Prof. C. Coetzee
Diverse mechatronic systems such as reconfigurable manufacturing systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, robots and medical devices are researched. The research includes development design methodologies for such ...
Prof. A. Basson Dr. K. Kruger