Refocusing research into high-temperature superconductors

  Scientists around the world are trying to understand the phenomenon of loss-free electric power transmission by high-temperature superconductors. Materials which exhibit this effect at room temperature would bear huge technical potential. Symmetry changes in the electronic phases of high-temperature superconductors near their transition temperature have recently been attributed to doping effects. But an international team of […]

Prof. Eberhard to advise Dept of Science and Technology

  Energy and infrastructure expert Prof. Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) – an advisory body to the Department of Science and Technology on the role and contribution of science, mathematics, innovation and technology, including indigenous technologies, in promoting and achieving national objectives. Prof. Eberhard directs the University […]

Obituary: Greg Marthinusen, 1943 – 2014

  Greg Marthinusen, grandson of Lauritz, the founder of LH Marthinusen a century ago, and the son of Harold, who founded Marthinusen & Coutts 60 years ago, passed away earlier this year at the age of 71. Marthinusen, who spent his entire career working for repair operations, joined the company as an apprentice armature winder in 1960. He […]

Local steel company launches PV own-generation system

  David Marite, the CEO of Voestalpine VAE SA, cut the ribbon and switched on the company’s R7-million solar PV own-generation system in the presence of the engineer and representatives of Suncybernetics, the company responsible for the project, on 6 August 2014.     Voestalpine manufactures railway lines for surface and underground applications. The factory […]

UJ’s Kliptown Mandela Day initiative

  On Mandela Day 2014, 22 staff members from the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) joined members of the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in adding a fresh coat of paint to residents’ homes. The wood and tin housing were recently built to accommodate many who were affected by […]