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30/05/2016

MEng Mechatronics graduates from left - Johan Jordaan; Alex Macfarlane (Cum Laude), Stuart Church (Cum Laude) and Prof Theo van Niekerk (Supervisor for all three students). Johan currently works at Volkswagen’s Product Engineering division; Alex is currently pursuing a PhD in Mechatronics whilst working at NMMU; Stuart is currently working at Bosch in Reutlingen, Germany. All three students were financially supported by the VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering in pursuing their MEng Degrees.

BECHOO, Durvesh Sookraj

Title of dissertation: OPTIMISATION OF GLASS SCORING OPERATION

Supervisor: Prof K Abou-El-Hossein

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CHURCH, Stuart Michael – Cum Laude

Title of dissertation: ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL OF AN AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLE

Supervisor: Prof TI van Niekerk

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JORDAAN, Johan

Title of dissertation: THE DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND TESTING OF A SOLAR VEHICLE'S ENERGY STRATEGY

Supervisor: Prof TI van Niekerk

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KELLERMAN, André

Title of dissertation: THE DEVELOPMENT OF BOILER CONTROL MODELS FOR THE OPTIMISATION OF BOILER EFFICIENCY

Supervisor: Prof IA Gorlach

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MACFARLANE, Alexander Blair Stuart – Cum Laude

Title of dissertation: MODULAR ELECTRIC AUTOMATIC GUIDED VEHICLE SUSPENSION-DRIVE UNIT

Supervisor: Prof U Becker

Co-supervisor: Prof TI van Niekerk

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ONWUKA, Goodness Raluchukwu – Cum Laude

Title of dissertation: ULTRA-HIGH PRECISION GRINDING OF BK7 GLASS Supervisor:

Prof K Abou-El-Hossein

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VAN DER MERWE, Hubertus Bruyn – Cum Laude

Title of dissertation: VARIABLE AMPLITUDE FATIGUE ANALYSIS AND LIFETIME PREDICTION OF ROTARY FRICTION WELDED Ti -6AI-4V ROD

Supervisor: Prof DG Hattingh