“It makes me feel incredible,” Ziba Rajan said, describing her emotions on the eve of something special. The University of Cape Town (UCT) postgraduate is not only thrilled to be the first master’s graduate from the Electrolyser Research Group but delighted that she will receive her degree cum laude.
Senzo will graduate with his master’s in chemical engineering from UCT’s Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) during a virtual graduation celebratory event on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. But his journey to graduation meant that becoming a master jumper was necessary, as he had to dodge life’s hurdles to attain success.
Participating in multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research, and pursuing technologies that will serve South Africa and the international community well, is “critical” as the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Chemical Engineering transitions beyond its 100th year.
Takunda Chitaka, as an academic achiever from a young age, is no stranger to success. Equally, she is no stranger to the challenges that life can present along the way. However, it is not her failures or successes that define her life, but rather her spontaneous and positive approach, which has allowed her to grow as a researcher and a human being. She will be graduating with her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town (UCT) this month.
On 12 July 2019, at the age of 31, he will graduate from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with his PhD in Chemical Engineering. But it’s the short time it took, and the challenges he overcame along the way, that make this achievement particularly inspiring.
Congratulations to Professor Dave Deglon on been elected a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering. Professor Deglon currently holds the Anglo American Platinum Chair in Minerals Processing and is the Director of the Centre for Minerals Research. This is a worthy tribute to his many achievements throughout his career. Well done Dave.
Dr Disa Mogashana, a PhD graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering has written a book titled 'Unfathered' which will be launched at UCT on 22 June. It is a gripping account of her life story, which she tells from a perspective of growing up without her father.
“Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor’s who has been elected as a Foreign member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He is the first South African to be elected since the Academy was founded in 1964.
The recognition was “for his contributions to the sustainable recovery of minerals from complex ores and for the global advancement of mineral processing technology.”