Research News

  • 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.

  • 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 Mechanical...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UP Engineering student awarded TATA Scholarship at South African Women in Science Awards

    Posted on August 20, 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...

  • New scrum machine set to revolutionise rugby

    Posted on June 01, 2015

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria have developed a ground-breaking tool to assist rugby teams in fine-tuning their scrumming technique.

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