The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) in partnership with South32 annually honours excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. This year, the 20th year of the awards, UCT celebrates three researchers who have made it into the final round.
Dr Dyllon Randall and his team scooped a global sustainability prize at UNLEASH 2018 with their SaniHive prototype – a self-sustaining toilet hub that recovers value from waste. The innovation has huge potential in urban slums.
Associate Professor Mqhele Dlodlo has dedicated his life to academic scholarship. Now, as he takes up the role of vice-chancellor at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, he hopes to share his love of learning with a new generation of students.
Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw passed away peacefully on 7 June 2018, after a remarkably courageous battle with cancer. Dee had a lifetime association with UCT. She graduated from UCT in 1981 with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and was one of the first few women graduating from Engineering at UCT at that time. In 1997, Dee graduated with a UCT PhD and after that joined the Centre for Minerals Research as a Research Officer. She spent the next ten years at UCT, progressing up the ranks to Associate Professor in 2006.
All EBE degrees are internationally accredited, so your skills will be transferable anywhere in the world. Each department has teaching staff who are experts in their fields and are active researchers. UCT has a large number of engineering research-rated academics. The faculty has strong links with industry and government, which commission and fund significant research projects.Our commitment to teaching and research excellence is matched by our commitment to addressing social challenges through various research interests.
The Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment has earned an outstanding reputation for its high quality postgraduate education. Our postgraduate and postdoctoral research programmes attract a large number of qualifying undergraduates from within the EBE Faculty, as well as an increasingly strong contingent of international students. The range of research specialisations and the breadth of knowledge within the Faculty, contribute to make it a truly unique learning environment.
As a former student, you are automatically part of a global network of over 100 000 members of the UCT alumni community. The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) also has its own alumni programme, which provides specific benefits and services to former engineering graduates. This includes opportunities to reconnect with your alma mater and to help further the goals of the university.
At the heart of our vision is the desire to foster strong analytical skills, practical ingenuity and creativity, good communication and high ethical standards and professionalism, as well as the ability to be lifelong learners. One of the core aspects of our vision as a faculty is to develop outstanding graduates and scholars, who contribute to society and address socioeconomic challenges through their work. I believe that our UCT graduate engineers and professionals of the built environment are ideally equipped to rise to the complex challenges and global problems of the 21st century. Professor Alison Lewis Dean: Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment