15 May 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: 23
Rocket man, Mr Jordan Silver.

Summa Cum Laude Rocket Man is Well Grounded

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Knowing how things work and what makes them work has fascinated BSc Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude graduate, Mr Jordan Silver from a young age.

Ms Nosipho Dlamini graduates with a Master’s in Agricultural Engineering.

Engineering Master’s Graduate Passionate about Sustainable Resources Management

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Ms Nosipho Dlamini is celebrating graduating with her Masters in Agricultural (Bioresources) Engineering after developing integrated climate change adaptation strategies using the Water-Energy-Food nexus approach in the Buffalo River Catchment, situated in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

Dr Bhekisizwe Mthethwa with (from left) his supervisor, Professor Hongjun Xu; mother, Ms Thandiwe Mthethwa; and brother, Mr Mzingaye Mthethwa.

Electronic Engineer Investigates 6G Wireless Technologies

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Having spent endless late nights coding and running Python-based Monte-Carlo simulations, training artificial intelligence (AI)-based neural networks, deriving mathematical models, and performing nonlinear mathematical optimisation, it is no wonder that Dr Bhekisizwe Mthethwa describes graduating with a PhD as ‘a reward for conquering adversity and proof that I have a high adversity quotient (AQ).’

Dr Mohamed Elmezughi was awarded his PhD in Electronic Engineering.

PhD Study Delves into Future Wireless Channel Models

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Dr Mohamed Elmezughi was awarded a PhD in Electronic Engineering for his research on novel improvements of empirical wireless channel models and proposals for machine-learning-based path loss prediction models for future communication networks.

Mangosuthu University of Technology lecturer, Dr Sfundo Gumede graduates with a PhD in Applied Mathematics.

PhD Graduate Develops his Academic Path with Important Cosmological Research

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For Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) lecturer Dr Sfundo Gumede, attaining his PhD in Applied Mathematics for research on relativistic shear-free fluids - important fluids in astrophysics and cosmology - is a step towards propelling his career in academia.

Mr Damien Cole Ragavan earns his MSc in Applied Mathematics degree cum laude.

Galactical Master’s Research a Step Towards a Career in Astrophysics

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Mr Damien Cole Ragavan earned his master’s degree cum laude for poring over data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Data Release 5 (ACT DR5) that helped him study galaxy evolution within galaxy clusters.

Statistics staff with Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science graduates (front row from left): Ms Fathima Ally, Ms Nontsikelelo Pam Sosibo, Ms Sumeshini Moodley, Ms Sanera Maharaj, and Mr Mohammed Uzayr Akubaraly.

UKZN Meets Industry Need for Data Scientists

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UKZN has graduated its first postgraduate cohort of Data Scientists - with six students awarded Postgraduate Diplomas in Data Science and a further five earning MSc degrees.

Ms Tasmiya Papiah graduates with her Honours in Applied Mathematics summa cum laude.

Astrophysics Comes Naturally to Summa Cum Laude Graduate

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Ms Tasmiya Papiah graduated with her Honours degree in Applied Mathematics summa cum laude after undertaking her studies through UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC), an experience that brought with it opportunities to attend conferences and research sites and complete a project on drone-beam mapping for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) radio telescope array.

Top performing Bachelor of Science in Engineering graduate, Mr Bukani Ndebele.

Water Engineer Offers Constructive Solutions for Bulk Water Supply

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To score 94% for one’s final-year Civil Engineering dissertation is no mean feat! Yet this is the rabbit that Mr Bukani Ndebele managed to pull out of the hat. The high achiever has now graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Mr Yasthiel Kemraj with (from left) his father, Mr Deavesh Kemraj; mother, Mrs Nisha Kemraj; and girlfriend, Ms Tarika Panday.

Changing the World One Step at a Time

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Mr Yasthiel Kemraj lives by Mahatma Gandhi’s credo, ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’ Achieving his BSc in Civil Engineering summa cum laude places him in a good position to achieve his goals.

Summa cum laude for BSc in Mechanical Engineering graduate, Mr Rylan Odayan.

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Aims to Reach New Heights

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Mr Rylan Odayan who graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude lives by the credo, “Tough times never last; only tough people last”.