UP researcher leads the way to green hydropower for remote communities
Posted on October 04, 2021
The new plant was handed over at a ceremony that was attended by senior government officials, along with representatives of UP, the Water Research Commission, Mhlontlo Local Municipality and the Kwa-Madiba community.
Prof Meyer publishes new textbook on measuring in the thermal sciences.
Posted on September 14, 2021
Prof Josua Meyer of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria has co-authored the newly published textbook “The Art of Measuring in the Thermal Sciences” together with Prof Michel de Paepe, professor of Thermodynamics in the Faculty of...
Exxaro partners with UP in cutting-edge technology programme to drive safer, more sustainable mining
Posted on September 06, 2021
Exxaro Resources and UP’s Mining Engineering Department have established the Exxaro Chair in Extended Reality Technology to address challenges in the mining industry and to identify the best available technologies for solutions.
UP researchers use the moon to improve solar power
Posted on August 23, 2021
Researchers in the University of Pretoria’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering have surprisingly needed to use the moon to help in their goals of improving solar energy.
UP Engineering 4.0’s ‘smart avos’ hold the key to determining the impact of transportation conditions on agricultural products
Posted on June 10, 2021
A team from UP’s Department of Civil Engineering used the Department’s unique smAvo and smaTo sensor platforms to monitor the transportation by cargo ship of a consignment of avocados destined for The Netherlands.
UP’s Dr Vukosi Marivate part of team that wins inaugural Wikimedia Foundation Research Award
Posted on June 03, 2021
Masakhane Natural Language Processing research project led by UP’s Dr Marivate was a joint winner of the inaugural Wikimedia Foundation Research Award for work which will reshape digital usability of African languages.
Malaria control needs longer lasting repellents. We’re a step closer to finding one
Posted on May 25, 2021
Numerous repellent-based products, such as creams, roll-ons and sprays, are available on the market for outdoor protection. Most of these have a very short period of protection – a few hours. People need to be protected from mosquito bites for longer.
The Department of Information Science, Department of Mining Engineering, and Exxaro have come together to establish the Exxaro chair in XR Technology.
Posted on March 10, 2021
Thanks to Exxaro, one of the top five coal producers in South Africa and a constituent of the JSE’s Top 40 index, and the initiative and hard work of Prof. Ronny Webber-Youngman and Mr Jannie Maritz from the Department of Mining Engineering, as well as Mr Koos de Beer from the Department of...