Martin van Eldik

Prof Martin van Eldik obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the North-West University in Potchefstroom.
He is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering where his research group focus
on research relevant to the thermal-fluid industry with the emphasis on energy systems. This include research into
the next generation of heat pumps including the use of CO2 as refrigerant for high temperature applications.

Werner Heinrich Kaiser

Werner Kaiser is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the School of Mechanical engineering at the North-West
University. He has been invlolved in Engineering educatgion since 1998 and has lectured various courses in
thermal fluid science, Mechanics of machines, Computer aided drawing at the North-West Unviersity and the
Tshwane University of Technology. He has worked for 5 years in industry, where was involved in Energy management projects as well as being a test

CG du Toit

Jat du Toit is professor of Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University. He obtained a B.Eng. (Hons.)(Civil) and a M.Eng.(Civil) from the University of Stellenbosch and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He has published more than 100 papers in international and national journals and conference proceedings and was the co-editor of the proceedings of two conferences.

Frans Boudewijn Waanders

I have been involved with Mössbauer spectroscopy technology since 1991 at the then PU for CHE, currently the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus, which entails the application of mineral and mineral studies. Several publications in international journals and conference presentations flowed from this work.   

Kenny Uren

Kenny Uren is an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.  He specialises in the fields of mathematical systems modelling and control theory.  He received the B. Eng., M. Eng. and PhD degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus, South Africa in 2003, 2005 and 2009 respectively.  Kenny is a member of the McTronX research group that has a core focus on mathematical modelling, mechatronic systems and control theory.

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