Engineering

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. The field of application is mainly the commercial, industrial and mining sectors. This include research into the next generation of heat pumps including the use of CO2 as refrigerant for high temperature applications.

Dawie Branken

Dr Branken obtained his PhD in the field of membrane-based gas separation from the North-west University (South Africa) in 2013, after obtaining his MSc in the field of crystallization in 2009. During his post-graduate studies, Dr. Branken has gained knowledge in the field of general fluorine chemistry, as well as expertise in both “wet” and “dry” processing methods relating to the fluorine industry. Throughout his post graduate studies, and subsequent professional career, Dr.

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 engineer for the PBMR high-pressure test bench.

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.

George van Schoor

George van Schoor was born in Cape Town, South Africa on November 13, 1963. He received the B Eng, M.Eng and D.Eng degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), South Africa in 1985, 1987 and 2001 respectively.

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.   

L.J. Grobler

Prof. L.J. Grobler is a professor in Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, and was appointed as dean of the Faculty of Engineering in 2012. Apart from lecturing, he also mentors students that are busy with their Master and PhD Studies. He has authorized or co-authored more than 60 articles on energy related issues in local and international journals and presented or co-presented more than 80 papers at local and international conferences.