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African Centre for Cities (ACC)

Research Contact Tel
ACC is an interdisciplinary research and teaching  programme focused on quality scholarship regarding the dynamics of unsustainable urbanisation processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses. ACC Website

+27 21 650 5903
maryam.waglay@uct.ac.za

 

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics

Research Area  Contact Person Tel
Geodesy, GPS,GIS, 3D GIS, BSc (Hons) GIS A/Professor J Smit 021 650 3573
Cadastral & land tenure systems A/Professor J Whittal 021 650 3575
Virtual reality modelling ; Heritage studies & heritage documentation; Eng. surveying, machine vision;Photogrammetry, remote sensing Em. Professor H Rüther 021 650 2327
Space and transformation; design research method Em.Professor I Low 021 650 2371
Planning theory; city-wide spatial planning; institutional context of planning; planning in Africa Professor V Watson 021 650 2360
Technology and planning; smart cities; urban infrastructure and spatial planning A/Professor N Odendaal 021 650 2365

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Research Area Contact Person Tel

Centre for Bioprocessing Engineering Research (CeBER) with focus in:
Biohydrometallurgy, Bioproducts & Bioprocesses, Algal Biotechnology, Water and the Environment, Environmental Biotechnology, Acid Mine Drainage and Re-purposing waste to value through separations, bioconversion and biomimicry. 

Dr Thanos Kotsiopoulos 021 650 4368
Hydrometallurgy (Hydromet) Professor J Petersen 021 650 5766
Catalytic Process Engineering Professor J Fletcher
Professor E van Steen
021 650 4433
021 650 3796
Industrial Ecology, Environmental & Process Systems Engineering Professor H von Blottnitz 021 650 2512
Minerals Processing (Flotation Chemistry, Process Mineralogy, Applications of Machine Vision systems) Professor D Deglon
Professor A Mainza
Mr M Harris
021 650 2980
021 650 5511
021 650 5512
Crystallization Professor AE Lewis 021 650 2701
Process Modelling and Optimisation Professor K Möller 021 650 2520

 

Civil Engineering

 

Research Area Contact Person Tel
Urban Water Management; Water Sensitive Design and Sustainable Drainage Systems Professor N Armitage 021 650 2589
Structural Engineering Professor A Zingoni 021 650 2601
Structural Engineering Mr K Mudenda 021 650 1486
Structural Materials Emeritus Professor M Alexander 021 650 4012
Structural Engineering Professor P Moyo 021 650 2592
Structural Materials; Concrete Technology Professor H Beushausen 021 650 5181
Paratransit regulation and integration; dynamics of changing travel behaviour; urban form-public transport viability relationships; pedestrian behaviour and infrastructure Professor R Behrens 021 650 4757
Transport geography; accessibility modelling and analysis; dynamic land-use transport modelling; choice modelling Professor M Zuidgeest 021 650 4756
Road safety; non-motorised transport promotion; transport modelling; dynamic traffic management; sustainable evaluation studies Professor M Vanderschuren 021 650 2593
Paratransit operations; public transport reform; transport policy and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa; institutional capacity building Mr H Schalekamp 021 650 3168
Wastewater Treatment Professor G Ekama 021 650 2585
Wastewater Treatment Dr D Randall 021 650 2605
Wastewater Treatment Dr D Ikumi 021 650 5162
Geotechnical Engineering A/Professor D Kalumba 021 650 2590
Geotechnical Engineering Ms F Chebet 021 650 5430
Computational Mechanics Dr S Skatulla 021 650 2595
Engineering Education Dr N Wolmarans 021 650 5361

 

Construction Economics & Management

 

Research Area Contact Person Tel
Facilities Management, Workplaces, CID's, Foresight, Innovation, ICTs and Effect on Property and Construction, Construction Competiveness, Dispute Resolution, Value Management, Job Satisfaction Professor K Cattell 021 650 2452
HIV/AIDS in the Construction Industry, Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Construction, Stress and Stress Management in Construction, Crime and Corruption in the Construction Industry, Value Management as a Vehicle for Adding Value to Construction Projects, Job Satisfaction in the Construction Industry, Gender Discrimination & Harassment in the Construction Industry, Sustainability in the Construction Industry Em.Professor P Bowen 021 650 3445
Urban/Community-based Facilities Management, The Application of Systems Thinking within the Management Context, Work Space Planning & Design, Usability of Buildings A/Professor K Michell 021 650 3444
Property Economics, Property Development, Portfolio Management A/Professor Francois Viruly 021 650 3442
Low Income/Informal Property Markets, Property Valuation Theory A/Professor Manya Mooya 021 650 5164
Housing Development Studies, Construction & Project Management A/Professor A Windapo 021 650 2049
Health & Safety, SME Skills Mr M Massyn 021 650 2368
Gender Issues, Green Buildings Mrs K Le Jeune 021 650 2451
Systemic thinking, Multi-criteria Decision Making, Organisational Change, Engineering Management Dr N T Tuan 021 650 4327
Green Buildings, Corporate Real Estate Mr S Nurick 021 650 2230
Urban/strategic Facilities Management and Urban Management Systems Mr U Ordor 021 650 2453

 

Electrical Engineering

 

Research Area Contact Person Tel
Electronics A/Professor A Wilkinson 021 650 3803
Engineering Education Dr R Smit 021 6503440
Image Processing & Vision Systems A/Professor FC Nicolls 021 650 2802
Electrical Machines,  Drives and Wind Energy Professor A Khan 021 6505 956
Nuclear Power  Emeritus Professor CT Gaunt 021 650 2794
Signal Processing Professor A Mishra 021 650 2794
Telecommunications Networks A/Professor O Falowo 021 650 2788
Bio-inspired Robotics & Biomechanics Dr A Patel 021 650 2803
Power and Energy Systems Protection, Distributed Generation and Microgrids A/Professor S Chowdhury 021 650 2017
Control systems and Mechatronics Professor E Boje 021 650 5899
Control & Instrumentation Engineering Dr M Tsoeu 021 650 2801
Mobile Robotics Ms R Verrinder 021 650 3849
Power Electronics, Drives and Machines Professor P Barendse 021 650 4489
Power System Network Studies Mrs K Awodele 021 650 4093
Power Network Optimisation, Control and Stability Professor K Folly 021 650 4490
Embedded Systems, High Performance Computing, FPGA Systems, Software Defined Radio Dr Simon Winberg 021 650 2793
Renewable Energy, Geomagnetically-induced Currents, Transformers and Power System Stability Dr D Oyedokun 021 650 1716
Computer networks, network applications, future internet technologies Dr J Mwangama 021 650 2789

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Research Area Contact Person Tel
Bio-Engineering & Absorption Refrigeration A/Professor G Vicatos 021 650 2492
Composite Materials A/Professor C von Klemperer 021 650 5762
Computational Mechanics Professor BD Reddy 021 650 3787
Engineering Education Professor B Collier-Reed 021 650 3233
Engineering Management Dr C Shaw 021 650 4192
Materials Engineering Professor R Knutsen 021 650 3172
Materials Engineering Dr Sarah George 021 650 3172
Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation Mr D Findeis 021 650 3670
Computational Fluid Dynamics A/Professor A Malan 021 650 3299
Structural Impact Dr R Govender 021 650 4526
Thermo-fluid process modelling (turbines and condensate systems) A/Professor W Fuls 021 650 2600
Thermo-fluid process modelling (boilers and heat exchangers) Professor P Rousseau  
Material removal based advanced manufacturing processes. Includes high speed machining, intelligent manufacturing systems, micro/nano fabrication processes, grinding and polishing of hard and brittle materials, machines and tooling. A/Professor R Kuppuswamy 021 650 4872
Computational Biomechanics Dr M Ngoepe 021 650 4444
Aerial Systems & Robotics Ms L Raw 021 650 3232
Response to blast loading, impact loading Dr S Chung Kim Yuen 021 650 4809
Academic Development Dr B Kloot 021 650 3668
Mechanics of Solids Mr T Cloete 021 650 3235
Computational & Applied Mathematics Mr E Ismail 021 650 3236
Mechanics of Composite Materials Mr S Parker 021 650 3675
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