Congratulations to Professor Sue Harrison and Professor Eric Van Steen, both from the Department of Chemical Engineering, who have been named as new UCT Fellows. The Council of the University established Fellowships for members of permanent academic staff in recognition of original distinguished academic work such as to merit special recognition. This brings the total to ten UCT Fellows in the Faculty.
"It is indeed an honour for the Faculty to have staff members recognised by the University for their high-quality research work.," said Professor Francis Petersen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.
Edward Peters, a Master's student in the Crystallization and Precipitation Unit in the Chemical Engineering Department, received a Research Associateship award presented by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Max Price, on 12 August 2014.
UCT excelled at the 27th International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC), taking three of the ten Young Author Awards. The congress was held in Santiago, Chile in October, and the Department of Chemical Engineering was well represented with 14 delegates attending. Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor, the Chair of the IMPC Council, said, “This had never happened before at an IMPC, that one University received three out of the ten Young Author Awards.”