Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
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History

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The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1944 with five  engineering departments of which Mechanical Engineering is one. In 2006, the  name of this department changed to the Department of Mechanical and  Mechatronic Engineering.

List of Chairmen of the Department​

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To

Title

​Initials

​Surname


​2016Present​​Prof​K​Schreve
​2015​2016​Prof​G​Venter​
​2014​2015​Prof​​C​​​Scheffer
​2011​2013​Prof​​​G​​Venter
​2005​2010​​​Prof​AH​​Basson​
​2003​2004​Prof​JL​van Niekerk
​2001​2002​Prof​TW​von Backström​
​1998​2000​​​Prof​​AH​Basson​
​1996​1998​​​Prof​TWvon Backström
​1993​1995​​Prof​​PJ​Erens
​1992​1992​ProfTW​von Backström
​1984​1991​​​ProfPJ​​​Erens
​1983​1983​​Prof​​HVHattingh ​
​1982​1982​Prof​​RReinecke 
​1980​1981​Prof​HVHattingh ​

Rector's Award for excellence in Research:​

1999 Prof DG Kröger

Faculty's Researcher of the Year Award:

1998 Prof DG Kröger 
1992 Prof TW von Backström 
1987 Prof DG Kröger

Faculty's Upcoming Researcher of the Year Award:

2005 Prof C Scheffer

Faculty's Lecturer of the Year Award:

2005 Prof TW von Backström 
2003 Prof JL van Niekerk 
1998 Mnr E Terblanche 
1997 Prof AH Basson 
1996 Prof DG Kröger

Rector's Award for excellence in service:

2001 Mr Cobus Zietsman 

2005 Ms Ilse du Toit​

2015 Mr Piero Trinchero