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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Six “Science Oscars” nominations for outstanding researchers

RESEARCH SUCCESS: CPUT has been nominated in several categories for the 2018/19 NSTF-South32 Awards. RESEARCH SUCCESS: CPUT has been nominated in several categories for the 2018/19 NSTF-South32 Awards.

CPUT has received six nominations in the 2018/19 NSTF-South32 Awards, known as the Science Oscars of South Africa.

The awards were established in 1998 and recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology and innovation in South Africa.

Prof Tandi Matsha, the National Research Foundation SARChI Research Chair: Cardiometabolic Health, received two nominations.

She was nominated in the categories TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers (contribution through research over a period up to 15 years) and Data for Research.

Prof Izak van Zyl, Associate Professor: Transdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Informatics and Design and Dr Mahabubur Rahman Chowdhury, Senior Lecturer: Chemical Engineering were nominated in the category TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher.

In the category Innovation Award: Corporate Organisation for innovations and their research and/or development (by a team or an individual over the last five to 10 years) the CPUT nominee was Africa Space Innovation Centre - Director Prof Robert van Zyl.

Dr Kessie Govender, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, was nominated for the Engineering Research Capacity Development Award.

The winners will be announced on June 27 during the NSTF Awards gala dinner.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.