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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 [...]

NERSA Bursary

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is offering bursaries to students interested in pursuing a career in the energy sectors that fall within its regulatory mandate. NERSA is offering bursaries to students who wish to study towards a Masters or PhD Degree. Bursaries are awarded for fields of study that are relevant to [...]

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 [...]

Spotlight on Skripsies: Capstone Solar Projects in 2023

As we turn the page on 2023, we reflect on some of the interesting final year skripsie projects facilitated at STERG this year. Four undergraduate students from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering share highlights from their projects under the supervision of members of staff at STERG. Performance Testing [...]

STERG Presence at GPPS Technical Conference 2023 in Hong Kong

Prof Johan van der Spuy and Tristan Le Roux recently participated in the Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS) Turbomachinery Technical Conference held at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) from October 17 – 19. The event, which started off with a workshop on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) on the 16th, primarily focused on [...]

Call for Abstracts: AC21 Legacy Symposium, March 2024

Join SU, the SDG/2063 Impact Hub at SU International, and our international partners for the Academic Consortium 21 (AC21) Legacy Symposium in from 10 - 12 March 2024 The Symposium will investigate how international research and education collaboration within SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 3, 7 & 9 to contribute to a sustainable world. Applications are welcome from researchers, emerging young scholars [...]

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