It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of our former collegue Em. Assoc. Prof. Brian Paddon at the age of 83. Brain obtained his degree in Applied Industrial Chemistry (the precursor to Chemical Engineering) in 1954. After 15 years in industry, he joined the department of Chemical Engineering at UCT as a senior lecturer in 1970 and promoted to associate professor in 1980 and retired in 1994. He will be remembered as the “biographer” of the early history of the department of Chemical Engineering.
The June graduation at UCT saw a record number of students from the department of Chemical Engineering obtaining their hard-earned postgraduate degrees. The chemical engineering fraternity now has 4 more PhD’s (Doreen Nabaho, Noko Ngoepe, “Pat” Thirunavukkarasu Pathmathas and Margreth Tadie) and 22 graduates with a MSc-degree. Well done to all the graduates.
Click here to download the Electronic Notice Board presentation.
Melissa Sikosana, an MSc student with Professor Harro Von Blottnitz in the Department of Chemical Engineering, was selected by a high-ranking jury of experts out of more than 800 applications from over 100 countries as one of the top 25 up-and-coming scientists.
CeBER PhD student, Sarah Jones recently wrote an article entitled "Moving Algae the Key to Renewable Oil Production?" which was featured in the Science Voices supplement of the Mail & Guardian. The article is based on the work she is doing for her PhD and was submitted as part of a six-month- long Mail & Guardian project which helps teach postgraduate science students how to turn their academic writing into something the general public can read and enjoy.