Engineering News

Study into large-scale potential to store renewable hydrogen

Power fluctuations sometimes associated with renewable energy resources could become a thing of the past through research under way at the North-West University (NWU) on new and better ways to store hydrogen. The HySA Centre of Competence (Coc) at the NWU explains the storage problem as follows: Electrical energy produced from renewable energy…

Young female innovators shine during Modiragatsi Youth Innovation Competition

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) and its partners understand that it is necessary to equip the youth with skills that will benefit them in the long run.

In 2019 the…

NWU’s Femmengineering event unleashes the power of young women

In South Africa, despite gains achieved for women, engineering roles in numerous organisations are still predominantly occupied by men. To encourage more young girls to study towards science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) qualifications, the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU)…

Bianca Blomerus: on track for success

North-West University (NWU) alumna and IT boffin Bianca Blomerus’ balanced approach to work, relaxation, and the ability to seize opportunities, has put her on the fast track to success as an engineer at South Africa’s state-owned freight rail operator, Transnet.

Through her hard work and tenacity at school, Bianca was awarded a…

When you think of engineering, think of Africa

When you think of engineering, German engineering in particular comes to mind, while it is extremely uncommon to think of Africa. This is the opinion of Mia Mangaroo-Pillay, an industrial engineer and lecturer at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Industrial Engineering. Through her PhD thesis titled “A Lean implementation framework…

NWU engineering student scoops awards for Covid-19 innovations

Karin Schutte, a third-year mechanical engineering student at the North-West University (NWU), recently walked away with R35 000 worth of prizes at the Mahlale Innovation Consortium (MIC).

The MIC is an alliance of five higher education institutions, formed in response to a request…

NWU’s Prof Leenta Grobler – A Rising Star

Prof Leenta Grobler, the director for business development and stakeholder engagement in the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU), is a true trailblazer and not even the Covid-19 pandemic can hold her back.

She was recently…

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant

The North-West University’s (NWU's) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the Coronavirus, on a large scale. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage, fast-working, low-cost disinfection solutions are essential in tackling the crisis. The NWU has taken up this…

New partnership will give chemical engineers a huge advantage

The School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering at the North-West University is partnering with a software company that will put them on the cutting edge of development.

The partnership with METSIM, the premier modelling software company, will allow the design of new processes and…

Deep learning students shine at NWU graduation ceremony

The Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) is rightly proud of the success of its new cohort of postgraduate students in the MuST (Multilingual Speech Technologies) research niche area.

All seven master’s degree students who joined MuST’s 2019/2020 deep learning…