Prof Oliver C. Ruppel; Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law
Prof Oliver Ruppel currently serves as coordinating lead author (CLA) for the Chapter on Africa in the Forthcoming Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group II.
Associate Professor Thinus Booyesen; Department Electrical and Electronic Engineering
He is a Member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) at the Engineering Council (UK), and a Professional Engineer (PrEng) with the Engineering Council (SA). He has over ten years’ international industry experience in the aerospace and automotive industries with companies that include SunSpace, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover. He has been with Stellenbosch University from 2009 and his research is on the Internet of Things, with a focus on Smart Water and Electricity metering and Intelligent Transport Systems (specifically its application in the informal public transport industry in Sub-Saharan Africa). He is also a managing director of Bridgiot, and co-creator of Geasy (www.geasy.co.za)
Dr Tobie Louw; Department Process Engineering - Senior Lecturer
Multiscale mathematical modelling of biological processes, with an emphasis on waste valorisation, water and sanitation in the South-African context.
Bioreactor transport processes and fluid dynamics
Agent-based modelling of biofilms
Parameter estimation and analysis in anaerobic digestion
Thermodynamics of biological systems
Prof. Johan P Hattingh; Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science,
Ethics of freshwater management
THE ETHICS OF FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT IS A CROSS-CUTTING THEME THAT UNDERLIES MOST, IF NOT ALL RESEARCH AND POLICY-DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES REGARDING THE SUSTAINABLE USE AND EQUITABLE SHARING OF THE VITAL NATURAL RESOURCE OF WATER.
Professor Theo Kleynhans; Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of AgriSciences
Financial-Economic Planning of Water Use in Agriculture
SUSTAINABLE LAND AND WATER RESOURCE USE ON MICRO AND MACRO LEVEL REQUIRES AN INVENTORY OF THE RELEVANT RESOURCES, THE IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF BENEFITS AND COSTS IN MONETARY TERMS, AND DECISION CRITERIA TO ALLOW ENTREPRENEURS AND POLICY MAKERS TO TAKE WISE DECISIONS
Mr. Mawethu J. Nyakatya; Division for Social Impact
Stellenbosch University is tackling the challenges facing our world and society in new and innovative ways. The Community-Based Research portfolio helps to connect the university's multidisciplinary research expertise with government, non-governmental organisations, and the wider community. The Division engages these diverse groups to work with the university and matches the needs of the society with university research in order to deliver excellent research that is relevant to local communities, and creates innovative solutions that changes the way we work and live. The DCI works with external stakeholders in a number of ways, formally and informally, through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU's); Research Agreements; and Community Engagement Forums. The Division provides capacity building workshops and short courses for our academics and graduate students who often engage or intend to engage in Community-Based Research. It maintains a Community Research Needs listing for academics and students who wish to pursue research with local communities, and also manages internal and external incentives for engaged research
Dr Jodie Miller; Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science,
Database Development to Support Critical Resource Management
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS ARE ESSENTIAL TO SUSTAIN THE FRAGILE BALANCE BETWEEN HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE PROTOCOLS, A COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE OF PHYSICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF THE GROUNDWATER RESOURCE IN THE SEMI-ARID TO ARID NAMIB- NAUKLUFT REGION IS BEING COMPILED
Mr Khalid Salie; Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of AgriSciences,
KEY RESEARCH AREAS OF THE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO (THE PORTFOLIO), FOCUSES ON AFRICAN COLLABORATION. THEY ARE CROSS-CUTTING IN TERMS OF EDUCATION, SERVICE DELIVERY, OUTREACH AND NETWORKING.
Prof Hannes van Wyk; Department of Botany & Zoology
The study of endocrine disruptors in South African waters
Dr Gunnar Sigge;Department of Food Science, Faculty of AgriSciences
Group leader/collaborators: Collaboration exists with industry partners, consulting engineers (Enviro Services, Ikusasa Water), the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and the Department of Process Engineering (SU).