University of Pretoria boasts five finalists in 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 ‘Science Oscars’
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.
EBIT welcomes its new Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
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.
UP Chemical Engineering joins fight against COVID-19 with hand sanitisers for paediatricians at Steve Boko Academic Hospital
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...
International partners set to establish the Joint Research Centre for Clean Energy
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...
UP Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Students take top honours at IFAT Africa 2019 University Challenge
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...
UP honours young alumni leaders at celebratory luncheon
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...
Industry Partners confirms their commitment and support to the Department of Chemical Engineering
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
New improved mosquito traps developed in partnership between UP ISMC and private sector
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.
Engineering student ranked among top ten in SA at Gradstar awards
Posted on November 14, 2016
Paul Ssali, a Mechanical Engineering student in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, was ranked among the top ten students in South Africa during the Gradstar awards ceremony.
Dr Heinrich Badenhorst receives prestigious Meiring Naude Medal
Posted on November 07, 2016
The Royal Society of South Africa has awarded the 2017 Meiring Naude Medal to Dr Heinrich Badenhorst, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
UP alumna breaks boundaries
Posted on August 31, 2016
Ms Honey Mamabolo, one of the first three black female chemical engineering graduates of the University of Pretoria, is breaking boundaries in the traditionally male dominated world of chemical engineering.
Safripol supports polymer research at the University of Pretoria
Posted on August 29, 2016
Safripol has donated a Dr Collin laboratory cast film line and a Dr Collin laboratory blown film line to the Institute of Applied Materials in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.
A fixture of student life provides opportunities for practical learning
Posted on August 18, 2016
The microbrewery on the University of Pretoria's Hatfield Campus provides students with an opportunity to learn important basic aspects of the brewing process and to gain valuable practical experience.
From Centre to Institute: chronicling five years of achievements
Posted on June 03, 2016
The establishment of the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) was approved by the UP Senate on Thursday, 2 June 2016.
Passing of Prof Wim Skinner
Posted on May 24, 2016
It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Prof Wim Skinner on Sunday, 22 May 2016. His journey with the University of Pretoria ranged over more than six decades since his registration as first-year student in 1954 in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, where her...
Gauteng's top achiever joins South Africa's top Faculty of Engineering
Posted on January 21, 2016
Minét Uys, the top achiever in Gauteng and a former learner at the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool in Pretoria, has enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria (UP).
EBIT Teaching and Learning Seminar
Posted on December 21, 2015
A highly successful seminar and workshop on teaching and learning took place at the Hatfield Campus of the University of Pretoria (UP) on 18 and 19 November 2015 for the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT).
UP innovators rewarded at GAP sciences awards
Posted on December 11, 2015
Three researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP) received awards at the GAP sciences awards function that took place at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on Friday, 20 November 2015.
Teaching and Learning Seminar
Posted on December 08, 2015
A highly successful seminar and workshop on Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) took place on 18th & 19th November.
A new perspective on research leadership at Tuks
Posted on November 30, 2015
As the challenges we face in the world, and especially in Africa, become more complex, a different style of science leadership is required. The Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRLP) was launched to address this.