2021 INTERVARSITY RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT COMPETITION
Posted on November 05, 2021
The Radio-Controlled Aircraft competition took place on Sunday, 24 October, at the Irene Radio Flyers Club, Gauteng. The competition was a fun event to encourage interest in both aviation and aeronautics. The University of Pretoria (UP), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), and the University...
Prof Meyer publishes new textbook on measuring in the thermal sciences.
Posted on September 06, 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...
UP researchers use the moon to improve solar power
Posted on August 20, 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.
#UPYouthMonth: UP student entrepreneurs win Best Seed Pitch at AfricArena Summit for tutoring startup
Posted on June 24, 2021
UP students Aaron Bornmann and Joseph Nyamariwata are on their way to the AfricArena Grand Summit in December after their innovative startup, 123tutors, recently won Best Seed Pitch in the southern African round.
Mechanical engineers are using maths to fight mice on Marion Island
Posted on June 04, 2021
Mechanical engineers from the University of Pretoria are using computational fluid dynamics to analyze wind patterns of Marion Island as part of a larger project to eradicate mice from the island.
UP using nanostructures to reduce the global warming impact of refrigeration equipment
Posted on April 30, 2021
Recent research as part of a collaboration between the University of Pretoria, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Imperial College London hopes to improve refrigeration equipment and reduce their impact on global warming through the use of nanostructures.
UP’s Vehicle Dynamics Group employs smart transportation technology for improved mine safety
Posted on December 04, 2020
An engineering team at UP has pioneered an underground procedure which tests the performance of collision-avoidance systems in an effort to improve the safety of workers on mines by reducing unwanted interaction between vehicles and pedestrians.
Two UP experts win awards at National Science and Technology Forum ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on July 31, 2020
Professor Mike Wingfield and Professor Josua Meyer of the University of Pretoria (UP) won awards at this year’s National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards.
UP team finishes 13th out of 100 teams in global off-road vehicle engineering competition
Posted on June 30, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) TuksBaja engineering team has placed 13th in an online international competition in which 100 teams competed.
Newly graduated engineering twins plan to take music and motorsport worlds by storm
Posted on May 14, 2020
They may be non-identical twins, but when it comes to their biggest passions, Justin and Darren Oates (23) share identical interests in engineering, music and motorsport.
Engineering students fly UP flag high at intervarsity flight competition
Posted on October 25, 2019
Teams from UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT were awarded the Best University certificate in the 2019 Aeronautical Society of South Africa Intervarsity Flight Competition after they took first and third place.
The 3rd Technology and Innovation Conference 2019
Posted on October 23, 2019
On 16 October 2019, the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with Gerotek, Applus IDIADA and the CSIR hosted the 3rd Technology and Innovation Conference around the theme: “Automotive Development for Africa: Local Challenges and Technology solutions”.
TuksBaja team wins 2019 South Africa title in clash of self-made off-road vehicles
Posted on October 21, 2019
Baja SAE is an international engineering design competition in which students have to conceptualise, design, manufacture and test an off-road car that complies with strict safety rules
Four best paper awards at international heat transfer conference
Posted on October 07, 2019
Seven conference papers were recently presented by staff members and postgraduate students of
the Clean Energy Research Group (CERG) in UP’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical
Engineering. CERG is being led by Prof Josua Meyer who is also the Head of the Department of
UP professor proposes a new theory for understanding the universe that challenges Big Bang Theory
Posted on May 07, 2019
Professor Mohsen Sharifpur, an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, has developed a new scientific theory that may hold the key to understanding the secrets of the early universe – as well as a perspective of the future of our universe.
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Postdoctoral Award: Dr Marilize Everts
Posted on February 07, 2019
Dr Marilize Everts, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Postdoctoral Award in Nairobi, Kenya, on 6 December 2018. A total of 488 nominations...
INTERVARISTY FLIGHT COMPETITION
Posted on October 25, 2018
On the 21st of October 2018, the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand
competed in the annual intervarsity flight competition. The competition took place at Jomac,
Johannesburg model aircraft club.
Aeronautical Engineering students from Pretoria and Wits University built...
Scholarship opportunity for Master's in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University
Posted on May 15, 2018
The Masters studies will be in the area of multi-physics nuclear reactor computational simulations for safety analysis and evaluations
New MIT students
Posted on October 05, 2016
New MIT students for 2017 have been selected
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering final year students participate in the Rio Olympics 2016
Posted on August 16, 2016
Le Roux Hamman competing Hurdle – 400 m
and David Hunt competing Rowing - racing the Men's Four