UP academic wins NSTF-Water Research Commission Award at ‘Science Oscars’
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!
MOTIVATING FEMALE LEARNERS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN ENGINEERING IN CELEBRATION INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY 23 JUNE 2022
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...
Nine UP academics nominated for NSTF/South32 Awards, SA’s ‘Science Oscars’
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!
Congratulations to both Profs Chirwa and Daramola for being two of the nine finalists from UP nominated for THE 24th NSTF-SOUTH32 AWARDS 2021/2022.
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,...
A Masters Student and a Doctoral Student Needed Urgently
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...
‘Clay: From pottery to supercapacitors and plasticine sculptures to LDH solar panels’—inaugural address of Prof Johan Labuschagné
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...
Chemical Engineering student finalist in Matthews/IPGIP intervarsity competition
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,...
Rescheduling of Water Utilisation and Environmental Engineering Honours Block dates
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...
Prof Evans Chirwa receives a special award from the Water Institute of South Africa
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...
UP PhD candidate wins big in international engineering competition
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.
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.