Environmental engineering professor John Briscoe, who specialised in water management and received the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize—commonly referred to as “the Nobel Prize of water”—died last Wednesday of cancer. He was 66.
Amy Thompson, a 2014 UCT Landscape Architect graduate, received the prestigious Corobrik most innovative landscape architect project award for her final year thesis project titled We are Europe
Amy said, “My thesis critiques the perception of informality within the city by addressing failings in policy and legislation to allow for better informal settlement upgrade to occur."
The Department of Mechanical Engineering's Dr George Vicatos and his MSc student Severin Tenim recently won the 'Cutting Edge' award at the Popular Mechanics annual FutureTech Conference 2014. This was for the design and development of a low cost, mechanically operated prosthetic hand.
A launch for the newly acquired Agilent network analyser was held in the New Engineering Building foyer on Tuesday 2 December.
A/Professor Riana Geschke invited DVC Professor Francis Petersen, academic staff, students, guests from industry and a representative from the NRF to celebrate the acquisition of this sophisticated instrument.