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Soltrain+ Bursary Call

Postgraduate students from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe who are broadly engaged in research on solar heating, drying and cooling, heat pumps, heat recovery and energy efficiency are invited to apply for funding in support of their research.   Eligible fields for this round of research funding are as follows: Potential analysis for [...]

Dr Rozon’s contribution to ISEC 2024

The ISEC 3rd International Sustainability Energy Conference 2024 featured over 400 participants from 35 countries, 80 presentations and 100 posters in Graz on April 10-11. Ministers from Austria and Brazil were featured alongside government and industry representatives, manufacturers and researchers. Dr Francois Rozon, who successfully defended his dissertation in January, published two articles in the [...]

SANEDI Job Opportunities

The following vacancies within the Energy Secretariat at SANEDI are available: Position: Manager: Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Position: Manager: Strategic Partnerships Position: Senior Project Officer

STERG Intern Markus Kaltwasser

Markus Kaltwasser is a new intern of Dr Willie Smit at STERG, and is here from Germany. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Hochschule Osnabrück and is in South Africa for six months to write his Bachelor thesis. Markus is from Papenburg in the north of Germany. "If you know the Meyer shipyard you [...]

International Youth Conference on Energy 2-6 July

The 9th IYCE (International Youth Conference on Energy) will be held in Colmar (France) from 2-6 July 2024. Young professionals (undergraduate, MSc, PhD students and entrant engineers) are encouraged to participate and present their work in a friendly international environment, to enjoy the beauty of Colmar and to make new connections for the future. Contributions [...]

Internship/Thesis opportunity

Integration of high-temperature heat pumps (HTHP) in industrial processes A thesis or internship opportunity is available for SA Engineering students. The topic of high-temperature heat pumps is very relevant in the industry, especially for applications of waste heat utilization and heat recovery (in Europe as well as in South Africa). By transitioning away from fossil [...]

SAIMechE Postgraduate Conference 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline has been extended to Friday, 17 November 17h00! INVITATION: SAIMechE Western Cape, in association with local engineering faculties is once again presenting their annual conference on Postgraduate Research in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Materials, Energy and Biomedical Engineering. The conference is aimed at providing an opportunity for local postgraduate students to showcase their [...]

Postdoctoral position for 2024/2025

STERG currently has a position open for a postdoctoral researcher in heat transfer and pressure drop in rock bed thermal energy storage systems. The research is led by Prof. Jaap Hoffmann (htps://www.mecheng.sun.ac.za/about-us/academic/thermo-fluid-dynamics/) and uses techniques such as particle characterization, discrete element modeling, computational fluid dynamics, and laboratory experiments. For more information click here.    

Solar Thermal Engineer job opportunity

Neon Energy has an opening for a Mechanical engineer, majored in thermodynamics to design heating and cooling systems: to ensure the heat transfer is appropriate to achieve the desired result, efficiency and consistency. If interested please send your CV to Pepsi Baiocco mp.baiocco@neonenergy.co.za

Sasol sponsors Energy Observer’s Cape Town stopover

                  Sasol is proud to sponsor the first-ever African stopover of Energy Observer, the world's premier renewable energy hydrogen-powered vessel, which will be docked at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 12 – 20 June 2023. A floating laboratory that showcases the potential of sustainable energy [...]

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