Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Six UCT researchers are ‘Science Oscars’ finalists

On 30 July 2020, the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) will host its 22nd annual awards event in partnership with South32. This year, six researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among the finalists.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 - 14:15
Student’s smart UVC sanitiser has multi applications

In response to Professor Amit Mishra’s challenge to engineering students to design devices to help counter COVID-19, University of Cape Town (UCT) electrical engineering student Rowyn Naidoo is close to finalising the design of an affordable, smart short-wavelength ultraviolet-C (UVC) light system that disinfects surfaces, the air and large rooms – and even face masks, making them reusable.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 May 2020 - 14:00
Students’ portable hand sanitiser distiller

When the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment’s Professor Amit Mishra challenged students to come up with ideas to keep COVID-19 at bay, he was glad to see how well developed some of the concepts were. One example is a portable distillation vessel to make hand sanitiser. With sales of alcohol prohibited, the device puts surpluses to good use.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 16:30
Women take top spots in civil engineering

For the second year in a row, women have taken most of the top spots in the final-year civil engineering class at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 - 14:00