ARUA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

ARUA Centre of Excellence in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (CoE-MEN)

Director: Prof. Lesley Cornish

The ARUA Centre of Excellence in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (CoE-MEN) is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, and also includes the Universities of Pretoria, Nairobi and Ghana.  The proposed research is on the development of materials and new technologies to benefit Africa.

research focusses, from fundamental to prototype devices, which should identify and develop new opportunities in an African context, e.g. minerals beneficiation, advanced manufacturing, off-grid energy technologies, housing and materials recycling. The ARUA CoE-MEN will become a hub for materials science and engineering in Africa, as well as the ideal environment in which to build research capacity and human capacity for Africa. The new ARUA CoE is positioning itself to be a centre for training African students and academics and to undertake relevant and innovative research, which will help to solve some of Africa’s problems.

The overall theme is the development of materials and new technologies to benefit Africa – both infrastructure and human development – and to compete globally. Co-supervision of postgraduate students to enhance the potential for multi-disciplinary research is a feature of the centre, as it outreach to school learners.

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Events

  • ARUA 2021 BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Title: Global Public Health Challenges: Facing Them in Africa

    Dates: 17 – 19 November 2021

    The ARUA 2021 Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the different steps that African economies need to take in order to face global public health challenges squarely.
    The conference is jointly hosted by the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand and will take place at the Future Africa Facility at the University of Pretoria. This year’s conference will be hosted as a hybrid event with physical and online participation. The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) invites you to join the conversation by registering for the event.

    View the conference flyer

  • ARUA 2021 BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Title: Global Public Health Challenges: Facing Them in Africa

    Dates: 17 – 19 November 2021

    The ARUA 2021 Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the different steps that African economies need to take in order to face global public health challenges squarely.
    The conference is jointly hosted by the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand and will take place at the Future Africa Facility at the University of Pretoria. This year’s conference will be hosted as a hybrid event with physical and online participation. The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) invites you to join the conversation by registering for the event.

    View the conference flyer

  • ARUA 2021 BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Title: Global Public Health Challenges: Facing Them in Africa

    Dates: 17 – 19 November 2021

    The ARUA 2021 Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the different steps that African economies need to take in order to face global public health challenges squarely.
    The conference is jointly hosted by the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand and will take place at the Future Africa Facility at the University of Pretoria. This year’s conference will be hosted as a hybrid event with physical and online participation. The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) invites you to join the conversation by registering for the event.

    View the conference flyer

  • ARUA 2021 BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Title: Global Public Health Challenges: Facing Them in Africa

    Dates: 17 – 19 November 2021

    The ARUA 2021 Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the different steps that African economies need to take in order to face global public health challenges squarely.
    The conference is jointly hosted by the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand and will take place at the Future Africa Facility at the University of Pretoria. This year’s conference will be hosted as a hybrid event with physical and online participation. The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) invites you to join the conversation by registering for the event.

    View the conference flyer

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Contacts

Prof. Lesley Cornish

Professor of Physical Metallurgy
[email protected]
+27 (0)11 717 6876

Prof. Alex Quandt

Professor of Physics
[email protected]
+27 (0)11 717 6959

Ms Jacqui Jacobs

Research Manager
[email protected]
+27 (0)11 717 6873