Congratulations to Dr Frances Robertson and Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa from our division who were successful with their application for ad hominem promotion. These promotions acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by both to the Department, Faculty and University.
Several postgraduate students in the Division of Biomedical Engineering have successfully completed their studies and will officially receive their degree at UCT's graduation ceremony in December this year. Congratulations to all for this achievement.
MSc student Lara Timm from HUB's Division of Biomedical Engineering calls her ear saver solution the UCT Hearo. It’s a neat and practical design that improves the comfort and fit of face masks worn by frontline medical staff to contain COVID-19.
The shortage of ventilators for critical COVID-19 cases has been a challenge worldwide and was taken up by South Africa's National Ventilator Project. The Medical Devices Laboratory OpenAir Ventilation project in HUB's Division of Biomedical Engineering identified the need long before it became critical.