Dr Ian Wedderburn received his Doctorate in Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. Ian’s thesis not only landed him a Doctorate in Philosophy degree but also a R1 million re­search contract with NMMU and Eskom.

The thesis, entitled “A Creep Sample retrieval technique and friction weld site repair proce­dure”, explores cost effective and efficient procedures to monitor creep loaded high tem­perature and pressure components in power stations.