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PRASA Engineering Research Chair

​The research focus of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA) Engineering Research Chair, situated in the Department of Industrial Engineering, is the improvement of operational activities at PRASA, with specific focus on engineering solutions, maintenance and operations management, systems engineering, reliability improvement, supply chain management, modelling and simulation, finite element modelling, material conformance testing and regenerative power. The Chair ensures that PRASA's strategic decisions are supported by a sound corporate baseline which is founded on scientific merit;​ with regular operational analyses of efficiency and effectiveness.

Prof Neels Fourie