Posted on October 12, 2022
A UP team has won second place in an international competition to find solutions to climate-related problems. ‘Team Tujenge’ developed a solar-powered water purification system using plasma technology to provide clean water to rural areas.
Posted on August 22, 2022
Prof Michael Daramola, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, delivered his inaugural address on 27 October 2020. His address focused on sustainable chemical engineering practices as a catalyst to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Posted on August 03, 2022
UP Academic Professor Evans Chirwa has won the NSTF-Water Research Commission Award at this year’s ‘Science Oscars’. Congratulations Professor Chirwa!
Posted on August 03, 2022
Dr Wilna Bean, a lecturer in Industrial Engineering, Ms Naday Meherjina, the Chairperson of EBITHouse, Ms Nomcebo Motsa; Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Ms Simone Naicker, who holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Pretoria and now works as a metallurgical engineer at...
Posted on August 02, 2022
Earlier this month, the National Science and Technology Forum announced the finalists for this year’s NSTF-South32 Awards. UP congratulates and celebrates nine of our own researchers who have been nominated!
Posted on June 03, 2022
The NSTF-South32 Awards is the flagship project of the NSTF, initiated in 1998, as the first national science award of its kind in the country. The Awards not only bring important national recognition to the deserving established scientists, research managers, data stewards, engineers,...
Posted on April 28, 2022
There is an opportunity for a highly motivated doctoral student. The doctoral student will work on a plasma-based water research project funded by the Water Research Commission of South Africa under the guidance of Dr Samuel Iwarere (FLAIR Fellow) and Professor Michael Daramola based in the...
Posted on April 14, 2022
14 March 2022 was a milestone day for Prof Johan Labuschagné, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Applied Materials, as he delivered his inaugural lecture virtually, titled ‘Clay: From pottery to supercapacitors and plasticine sculptures to LDH solar...
Posted on February 16, 2022
Angelo Rossi – a 2021 final year student from the Department of Chemical Engineering - was selected by EBIT to be the University of Pretoria’s nominee for the annual Matthews/IPGIP (Integrated Post Graduate Industry Partnership) prize (www.ipgip.co.za). Due to Covid-19 restrictions,...
Posted on February 01, 2022
"Due to unforeseen circumstances the Water Utilisation and Environmental Engineering honours block dates had to be postponed by 3 weeks, the new subject block 1 dates are as follows: CEM 780/787 - 11 and 14 Feb WCW 780/787 - 15 and 16 Feb WQB 780/787 - 21 and 22 Feb Note that the second block...
Posted on May 21, 2021
Professor and incumbent of the Rand Water and Sedibeng Water Research Chairs in Water Utilisation Engineering, Prof Evans Chirwa, from Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), University of Pretoria has been elected by the board as a...
Posted on November 20, 2020
University of Pretoria student Bianca Gevers has won the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition in South Africa, while also placing second in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.
Posted on June 05, 2020
Five academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are finalists in the 2019/2020 National Science and Technology Forum’s (NSTF) prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards.
Posted on May 04, 2020
Prof Michael Daramola holds a BSc(Hons) degree and a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, a MSc degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University.
Posted on April 06, 2020
A University of Pretoria chemical engineering student who has started a project to donate hand sanitiser to paediatricians at Steve Biko Academic Hospital has shown how in difficult times such as these, community needs can be addressed by creating team-based solutions enabling those with the...
Posted on September 28, 2019
Six partners from South Africa and China participated in signing a memorandum of understanding to establish a Joint Research Centre For Clean Energy. South Africa is represented by the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...
Posted on August 01, 2019
A team of three postgraduate students from the UP Chemical Engineering Department, Job Tendenedzai, Carla Horstmann, and Hester Oosthuizen won first place at the University Challenge of the Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling (IFAT 2019), while another team from the same department...
Posted on August 03, 2018
The University of Pretoria (UP) believes that the education it affords its graduates should provide them with the skills, values and attributes that will not only enable them to fulfil their career aspirations, but also contribute to the life chances of others who do not yet have the...
Posted on February 22, 2018
Aveng Automated Control Solutions (ACS) visited the Department of Chemical Engineering on Wednesday 14th February, to confirm their commitment, ranging over many years
Posted on September 26, 2017
The UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control is assisting in the design and testing of an innovative solar-powered trap to monitor mosquito populations, especially in areas where malaria and arboviruses require vector control.
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