Dignitaries, colleagues, students, friends and family were on hand to congratulate Prof Alphose Zingoni at the Cape Town launch of his book Vibration Analysis & Structural Dynamic for Civil Engineers.
First published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group, London) in November last year, the book has already sold over 2 000 copies.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Petersen congratulated Zingoni on this publication. "Not only have you produced an excellent book for students, but for lecturers, researchers and practitioners as well. We are here today to celebrate a major scholarly achievement, an international book authored by one of our own."
Trueman Goba, chairman of the engineering company Hatch Goba said, "Industry expects universities to provide innovative solutions based on sound research. How grateful we are that Professor Zingoni and his UCT colleagues continue to do this work. The book fulfils a great technical need for practitioners."
Dr Gansen Pillay, deputy CEO of the National Research Foundation added his congratulations and said it was inspiring to have Zingoni serve as a role model for the younger generation.
Photo caption: Undergraduate and postgraduate students celebrate the launch of Prof Alphose Zingoni's book: (l-r) Rugare Masendeke, Nosakhare Enoma, Matthias Schulz, Alphose Zingoni, Abdulkadir Ibrahim and Kenny Mudenda. Photo by Angus Rule.
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