Another nuclear honour for Prof Bismark Tyobeka

With efficient, sustainable solutions needed more than ever to address global energy problems, the North-West University’s (NWU) principal and vice-chancellor, Prof Bismark Tyobeka, continues to distinguish himself as a leading nuclear expert.

Prof Tyobeka has been appointed as a member of the Nuclear Engineering Advisory Council (NEDAC) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the USA.

“This is in recognition of your stature within the nuclear science and engineering community and your contributions to these fields. It is also in acknowledgement of your help and support to the nuclear engineering department at NCSU in its cooperation activities with different organisations and institutions in South Africa, as well as with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” said Dr Kostadin Ivanov, distinguished professor of nuclear engineering and head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at NCSU.

NEDAC provides observations, advice, feedback and support to the NCSU’s Department of Nuclear Engineering.

Prof Tyobeka expressed his gratitude and reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that expertise is shared for the betterment of all.

“I am humbled by and very grateful for this opportunity. North Carolina State University’s nuclear engineering programme is the third highest ranked of its kind in the United States, which speaks volumes of the esteem it is held in. I will also be serving with world-renowned experts from both the industry and academic sector, which is fertile ground for the cross pollination of ideas.”

The appointment also further cements the NWU’s standing within the global nuclear community.

“It shows that we have the skills and expertise to collaborate with institutions of the highest standing across the globe. It is through the fostering of partnerships like these that we as a university and as a country continue to grow,” concluded Prof Tyobeka.

Prof Bismark Tyobeka.

Submitted on Mon, 06/05/2023 - 09:23