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Research booster

Research in the Centre for Minerals Research (CMR) was given a shot in the arm in late 2013 with the successful installation of a new R14 million FEI QEMSCAN 650F for automated mineralogy. Funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) National Equipment Programme and the Centre for Minerals Research, the new instrument was delivered and […]

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Highest honour in the land for UCT expert

President Jacob Zuma has bestowed the Order of Mapungubwe on UCT wastewater treatment expert Professor George Ekama of the Department of Civil Engineering. The order was conferred on Freedom Day, 27 April 2013, “for research that has provided innovative solutions to enhancing and improving wastewater treatment and helped South Africa find answers to its water […]

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XRD cell opening up new vistas for catalysis research

The Department of Science and Technology Catalysis Competence Centre (HySA/Catalysis), co-hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT and Mintek, continues to make a research impact with its in situ reaction cell for a commercial X-ray diffractometer (XRD). In 2013, Professor Michael Claeys, the inventor of the XRD cell, together with co-authors Nico Fischer, […]

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prize winner

This photograph of Edward Peters, an MSc Chemical Engineering student in the Crystallisation and Precipitation Research Unit, won first prize in the International Year of Water Co-operation category at the South African Science Lens Competition, which was hosted by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement. It was submitted by Cullinan Nicholas of […]

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Royal Society honour for UCT Civil Engineer

Alphonse Zingoni, Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering, was invited by the Royal Society of the United Kingdom in February 2013 to present his work on symmetry and applications of group theory in structural mechanics at one of the themed meetings of the Royal Society. The only civil engineer […]

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