Jenni Case is a professor, with a particular focus on academic development, in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She was recently announced as a winner of the CHE-HELTASA award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and has just launched a book entitled Researching student learning in higher education: A social realist approach.
Extracting valuable minerals from ore becomes increasingly difficult as the quality of ore steadily declines. Enter QEMSCAN (Quantitative Evaluation of Minerals by Scanning Electron Microscopy), a new acquisition by UCT's Centre for Minerals Research, that is able to identify valuable minerals in ore of such low quality that it was previously thought of as sub-economic.
Kevin Williams from the UCT Centre for Higher Education Development (left) and Delia Marshall from the Physics Department at UWC(right) supported Jenni and played a big role in the writing of her book.
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.”
The Brewing UCT team managed an unprecedented achievement at this year’s intervarsity competition, by winning 3 categories and retaining the overall crown of intervarsity champions!
They took the Winter Warmer category with our American stout; the cider category with an apple cider; and the Lager category with their Dunkel, which eventually went on to win the best beer of the tournament and overall prize.
This is the best the team has ever done, and possibly the best any team has done at the competition.
The team is looking forward to sharing the achievement and the beers with the department!