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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Prof. Alison Lewis together with her co-authors from Universidade de São Paulo and the Technische Universiteit Delft have published a new comprehensive overview on industrial crystallization. The book covers both fundamentals of crystallization and precipitation as well as process design for crystallization processes. For more info see here.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:15

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 07:45

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 08:00

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.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 16:00