African Researchers Break the Ice




Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Joint bid to tackle blast injuries

Blast injury research has typically been dominated by the medical sciences, but a new transdisciplinary initiative is under way to bridge the gap between medicine and engineering, aimed at reducing the injuries and deaths that result from explosive detonations.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - 08:30
Meet Baleka, Africa’s first two-legged robot

This jumping bot is setting the stage for the future of robotics research led by Dr Amir Patel’s team at the UCT Department of Electrical Engineering. It is work that can not only improve the way robots move, but also influence sports science and inspire young minds.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 12:45
Blast Injury Workshop

The Blast Impact and Survivability Research Unit (BISRU) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is hosting a blast injury workshop on Wednesday 27 March in conjunction with the University of Southampton.

Publication Date:
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 - 10:00
Levelling the maths, physics playing field

South Africa continues to face a dearth of qualified engineers, and a final-year mechanical engineering student in UCT’s Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) says he not only knows why, he’s also doing something about it.

Publication Date:
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 08:15