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
Three PhD scholarships
Posted on February 05, 2016
Three full-time PhD scholarships in renewable thermal solar energy are available. The scholarships are part of the DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative managed by the UK-based Royal Society and in partnership with Imperial College (London). African Institutions hosting one PhD candidate...
AREND wins best paper award at AIAA SciTech 2016
Posted on January 15, 2016
The international student team AREND (Aircraft for Rhino and ENvironmental Defense) is collaborating to design, build, and fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS), a specialized sensor aircraft, in support of anti-poaching operations conducted by rangers in South Africa.
MIT Spring Break Programme
Posted on November 16, 2015
The University of Pretoria has an exchange programme with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Professor Josua Meyer received the Chairman's Award
Posted on August 27, 2015
The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering's Head of Department, Professor Joshua Meyer, receives the Chairman's Award of the South African Institution of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning.
UP Engineering student awarded TATA Scholarship at South African Women in Science Awards
Posted on August 27, 2015
In recognition of her outstanding academic and research ability, Ms Marilize Everts, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), was awarded a TATA Scholarship for doctoral studies at the South African Women in Science Awards...