ARUA CoE in Materials, Energy & Nanotechnology Research.

Lead Research Organisation: University of the Witwatersrand
Department Name: Research Office

Abstract

Under the theme of Energy, Materials Development and Nanotechnology, ARUA CoE-MEN will use materials and nanotechnology to develop energy solutions for Africa, as well as materials development for efficiency and sustainability, and also develop personnel. The main aim is to develop materials and new technologies to benefit Africa, in both infrastructure and human development, to enable global competition. There will be a range of projects around the technological use of materials, from fundamental to devices up to prototype level and application. The projects should help to identify, and later develop, new opportunities in an African context. This is necessary because often solutions from more temperate climates cannot withstand the harsher conditions in Africa (higher temperatures and humidity), and so are not suitable. This will facilitate the development of new opportunities in an African context (e.g. sustainable manufacturing, off-grid energy technologies, improved materials, and materials recycling - obtaining more useful materials, as well as removing waste), developing the people to do it, and to help Africa become more competitive. ARUA CoE-MEN will investigate barriers to upscaling and uptake of sustainable technologies in Africa. As well as improving materials, strategies for creating and encouraging new technological pathways to facilitate transitions to sustainability in emerging water and energy technologies will be explored. Improved energy security will help the economies develop, leading to more stability with jobs, facilite people to become entrepreneurs, and help to improve the welfare and the wealth of citizens in the different countries.
Some of projects target efficiency of materials and hence safety, e.g. by improving buildings and infrastructure (recent flood damage in southern Africa has shown that houses need to be more robust). Improved materials could have even larger long-term benefits on the environment, and help to improve other living conditions, e.g. improving water storage efficiency and cleanliness by combatting corrosion. The potential benefit to the African countries is improved development, improved environments and better education, for researchers and more widely, for the public, by outreach.
ARUA CoE-MEN will also try to support more part-time higher degree students, who struggle to balance work, family and their research. This is an untapped source of students, and is an opportunity to increase the skills and work more closely with industry, and possibly entrepreneurs. The benefit to the UK is the strengthening of ties with the different African countries involved, and the potential to enter into business relationships for manufacturing in the future. The hub will be at the University of the Witwatersrand, which has a long-term history of running very successful networks and groups in materials science, and also provides world-class equipment and infrastructure to be shared.

Planned Impact

Beneficiaries?
The beneficiaries from the research are firstly the researchers and their students who will work on useful and relevant projects, and extend their expertise and experience. The students will also benefit because they will be trained to undertake cutting-edge research, so that they can publish widely and grow their careers. But the programme is much wider; it seeks solutions to many problems holding Africa back, and which affect much of its population. If successful, the projects will have a wide impact across many different levels of the populations in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda.

How will they benefit from this research?
The projects have high potential of succeeding, because the researchers include many different disciplines, with environmental scientists (with ecology and sustainability expertise) to help break through the implementation barriers. Sustainable electricity and water supply is very beneficial to Africa, because these depress living conditions, and unreliable electricity is also stalling economies. Lack of potable water is a huge health hazard, and there are many waterborne diseases in Africa. Making materials more efficient will help the economies, because much time and money is wasted rectifying the problems caused by unsuitable materials, or materials which have been processed incorrectly. Developing better materials and processes will help Africa become more competitive globally, giving good, exportable products, to increase income and boost the economies. Another large benefit will be from increasing recycling, which not only removes waste (a pollutant and health hazard), but also creates revenue. Recycling can improve building materials, giving safer housing. Outreach activities can show people how to improve their lives with fairly easy habits, e.g. recycling household waste to realise income, and simultaneously improving the environment, and the improved education of (even a small number) of young people will enable them to contribute to the economy.
Providing evidence of energy consumption, use and practice in local communities to national and regional policy makers will help regulation, governance and service delivery. Understanding efficiencies will benefit many stakeholders, e.g. governments, NGOs, aid agencies, and providers of energy and energy related services. The new international network will maximise opportunities to foster and share knowledge between countries: research knowledge and best practice working with non-academic partners. Active engagement with national funders throughout the project will help to ensure a sustainable legacy.
Social impacts will arise because the researchers will actively engage communities, agencies and local leaders to promote the development of appropriate energy solutions, and ensure these solutions are responsive to local needs. This will empower communities to voice their energy needs and aspirations, provide insights into local social practices and customs, facilitating the research team and local energy champions to promote responsible energy behaviour. Careful dissemination will increase knowledge and awareness of responsible energy consumption and production, impacting social practices and promoting sustainable behavior for positive environmental outcomes.

What will be done to ensure opportunities to benefit?
To ensure that people will benefit from the activities, there will be meetings with relevant stakeholders (local community, government, scientists etc.), and one part of the project is designed around meetings and implementation. This is a large part of the programme, and is totally different from the usual academic promulgation of the results in journals and conferences, which will also occur for some projects. Outreach activities will be run in the different African countries involved, and the courses given by the U. Pretoria participants will also help promulgate the project and the underlying science.

Publications

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Chipise L (2021) Sliding Wear characteristics of WC-VC-Co alloys with Various Ru Additions in International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials

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Chipise, L (2021) Hardness Characteristics of as-cast Ni-Ru-Zr Alloys in J. Min. Metall. Sect. B-Metall.

 
Description Over a number of different areas we are undertaking research, which all fits under the umbrella of Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology. Under materials, we are developing new materials (hence work on platinum alloys, titanium alloys), as well as the effect of different pocessing techniques, and we are developing those techniques as well as testing them: Laser Shick Peeniing. This is our largest collaboration within ARUA CoE-MEN, and involves serveral universities in the UK as well as entities in Souith Africa. The technology is being improved and tested all the time, and the aim is to move it to a higher technology readiness level. The phase diagram of the platinum-aluminium-niobium added to our knowledge of the platinumun-based alloys for high temperature use in agressive environments. Different ways of undertaking computation for materials are being developed, and materials are "tested" by computation, and the good one are then tested experiemntally.
Exploitation Route The most successful part of ARUA CoE-MEN is the laser shock peening, which already has an active consortium, even though it was severely held back by all the COVID-19 restrictions. Aleady, there are industrial partners in South Africa and universities in the UK as well as an airline manufacturer.
The knowledge of alloy development is available for other interested people - mainly researchers at this stage.
The computer codes for materials computation will be available to all (some are already).
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

 
Description We have stronger collaborations in place than we did before, because of the successful UKRI Capacity Building proposal. We are talking more with them, and have had one visit to Coventry University to discuss future plans, but unfortunately most of those personnel lost their positions shortly afterwards. However, the laser shock peening work is ongoing, and the South Africans are reinvigorating the UK part of the network. This will re-involve Prof. Fitzpatrick's group at Coventry, and structure a collaboration among us and Airbus, and maybe also Southampton, to investigate Cold Gas Spray for structural repairs. They also have contact with The Welding Institute to access cold spray units there. Prof. Polese is asking Airbus for some experimental funds. We have also published a few journal and conference papers, as well as two more book chapters in 2021, one having a UK co-author. We are having discussions with Coventry University for funding for joint collaborations, and are also seeking other opportunities. One important development is the ongoing discussions with the Institute of Physics (UK) who are looking to run a programme where Physics can be used in Energy and Climate Change. It looks like the ARUA Centres of Excellence can play a large part in this. Under the Carnegie-ARUA Early Career Researcher initiative, we had identified a post doctorate fellow from Rwanda to come to Wits for 12 months to work, but he could only come for a month because Rwanda does not grant visas for their citizens to come to South Africa. ARUA is in discussions with Carnegie to try to restructure this award for shorter preriods.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description Biomass and waste to energy 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN at the Universities of Nairobi and Ghana, and in 2019 two papers were published by these students. We included the Universities of Nairobi and Ghana as original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and worked with them from the beginning, and have been looking for student funds. The Universities of the Witwatersrand, Nairobi and Ghana all contributed to the workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Collaborator Contribution The Universities of Nairobi and Ghana planned more projects and have been looking for funding for students in Africa. The Universities of Nairobi and Ghana gave Inputs to the workshop which was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Impact Several papers prior to 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Biomass and waste to energy 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN at the Universities of Nairobi and Ghana, and in 2019 two papers were published by these students. We included the Universities of Nairobi and Ghana as original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and worked with them from the beginning, and have been looking for student funds. The Universities of the Witwatersrand, Nairobi and Ghana all contributed to the workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Collaborator Contribution The Universities of Nairobi and Ghana planned more projects and have been looking for funding for students in Africa. The Universities of Nairobi and Ghana gave Inputs to the workshop which was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Impact Several papers prior to 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Construction and structural materials for a sustainable future 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications".
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3.
Impact Although the people have now left, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a course on phase equilibria, and they helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Construction and structural materials for a sustainable future 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications".
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3.
Impact Although the people have now left, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a course on phase equilibria, and they helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Environmental pollution remediation materials 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution With the University of Ghana, there has been email contacts and contributions to ARUA workshops. Attended and contributed to the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2019.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Ghana has been in email contact and has given contributions to workshops, 2019. The University of Ghana attended and contributed to the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2019. The University of Ghana finished a joint paper with the University of the Witwatersrand, which is now published.
Impact Paper: DNA hybridisation sensors for product authentication and tracing: State of the art and challenge, by Gloria Hlongwane, D. Dodoo-Arhin, Daniel Wamwangi, Michael Daramola, K. Moothi and Sunny Iyuke in South African Journal of Chemical Engineering, 27 (2019) 16 - 34, authors from University of the Witwatersrand and University of Ghana.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Environmental pollution remediation materials 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution With the University of Ghana, there has been email contacts and contributions to ARUA workshops. Attended and contributed to the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2019.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Ghana has been in email contact and has given contributions to workshops, 2019. The University of Ghana attended and contributed to the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2019. The University of Ghana finished a joint paper with the University of the Witwatersrand, which is now published.
Impact Paper: DNA hybridisation sensors for product authentication and tracing: State of the art and challenge, by Gloria Hlongwane, D. Dodoo-Arhin, Daniel Wamwangi, Michael Daramola, K. Moothi and Sunny Iyuke in South African Journal of Chemical Engineering, 27 (2019) 16 - 34, authors from University of the Witwatersrand and University of Ghana.
Start Year 2019
 
Description How Society is affected by materials 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This has been held back by COVID-19.
Collaborator Contribution This has been held back by COVID-19.
Impact Nothing yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation Cranfield University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation Nelson Mandela University
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation University of Botswana
Country Botswana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of materials 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of projects under this, some being entirely research to develop better materials and some being problem solving, which include why some materials failed. The projects include developing alloys for implants, improving materials by laser shock peening. L.A. Cornish visited Coventry University in February 2020, and discussed a joint course, as well as other potential collaborations. There were two chapters in a books which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry). They also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". The Universities of Botswana and Nairobi, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria are part of the group that are working on phase diagram research with Wits, and their personnel and students would have been recipients of the modelling workshop/course on alloy design using ab initio methods and/or CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams). The ARUA-UKRI intervention has given impetus to this work, and three papers on phase diagrams have been published or accepted recently. The phase diagram work is important because it underlies what is possible with alloy development.
Collaborator Contribution Nelson Mandela University hosts the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Microscopy (CHRTEM) which has helped characterise samples and provide training. Cranfield University is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. The University of Southampton is part of the group working on Laser Shock Peening. Their role is to help prepare and study samples under different conditions and also student training and exchange was planned, and this is hoped to happen in the future, once COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced. Online work is also planned. In the past, there were several students supervised under AMSEN, and using the impetus of ARUA CoE-MEN in 2019 a paper was finalised and published by one of these students. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. The University of Nairobi was part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019. Prof. Mark Tyrer helped put us in touch with other potential collaborators. Prof. Andy Watson helped us become involved with the Ternary Alloy book, Volume 20, and two chapters were written, one with him. I met him in 1999 and have been collaborating with him in different ways since 2000, and it was he who introduced us to Coventry University and Prof. Mark Tyrer. Prof. Andy Watson has also encouraged us to work more with IoM3. Phase diagram work is done at the Universities of Nairobi, Botswana and FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure), and each has recently had a paper published on this. There are two part-time students enrolled at the University of Botswana undertaking this work, and potential students at U. Nairobi and FUTA. When travel is allowed, FUTA wants to send personnel to the Material Science International (MSI) meetings.
Impact Nelson Mandela University has contributed to at least two papers, with more pending. Cranfield University and the University of Southampton are re-planning the contributions to the work after the affects of COVID-19. One paper with the University of Nairobi; one paper jointly with the University of Botswana and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Nigeria. Although the people concerned lost their positions at Coventry University, due to cutbacks to to COVID-19, there was plans for a workshop/course on ab initio and phase equilibria, and the University of Coventry helped to introduce us to other potential collaborators, which resulted in two chapters in a book which is in press (Andy Watson was author who was at Coventry), and also enabled L.A. Cornish to give a talk at Sheffield University on 12 February 2020: "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications". L.A. Cornish is still collaborating with Andy Watson: Volodymyr Ivanchenko, updated by Lesley Cornish, Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai and Andy Watson, Manganese - Titanium - Zirconium Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation, Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8 Marius Hubert-Protopopescu and Hildegard Hubert, updated by Lesley Cornish and Kiyaasha Dyal Ukabhai, Aluminium - Tin - Zinc Phase Diagram Evaluation, for Ternary Alloys, Volume 20, "Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications", Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Publisher: © Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021, in press. ISBN 978-3-932120-13-8.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Recycling of waste, including carbon dioxide 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had discussions with the partners on the likely projects to collaborate on, and encouraged them to engage. With the University of Nairobi, we have planned more projects and have been looking for funding for students in Africa
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original ARUA CoE proposal. They have come to the early workshops, and have corresponded by email. They had planned to give a course, but this was stopped by COVID-19. A book chapter was written by the University of Pretoria. The University of Pretoria applied for funding for their project in 2020, but unfortunately were not successful. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. Part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Impact Book chapter written by the University of Pretoria. The Universities of Pretoria and Ghana gave inputs to the Workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Recycling of waste, including carbon dioxide 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had discussions with the partners on the likely projects to collaborate on, and encouraged them to engage. With the University of Nairobi, we have planned more projects and have been looking for funding for students in Africa
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original ARUA CoE proposal. They have come to the early workshops, and have corresponded by email. They had planned to give a course, but this was stopped by COVID-19. A book chapter was written by the University of Pretoria. The University of Pretoria applied for funding for their project in 2020, but unfortunately were not successful. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. Part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Impact Book chapter written by the University of Pretoria. The Universities of Pretoria and Ghana gave inputs to the Workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Recycling of waste, including carbon dioxide 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had discussions with the partners on the likely projects to collaborate on, and encouraged them to engage. With the University of Nairobi, we have planned more projects and have been looking for funding for students in Africa
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original ARUA CoE proposal. They have come to the early workshops, and have corresponded by email. They had planned to give a course, but this was stopped by COVID-19. A book chapter was written by the University of Pretoria. The University of Pretoria applied for funding for their project in 2020, but unfortunately were not successful. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. Part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Impact Book chapter written by the University of Pretoria. The Universities of Pretoria and Ghana gave inputs to the Workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Recycling of waste, including carbon dioxide 
Organisation University of Pretoria
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had discussions with the partners on the likely projects to collaborate on, and encouraged them to engage. With the University of Nairobi, we have planned more projects and have been looking for funding for students in Africa
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original ARUA CoE proposal. They have come to the early workshops, and have corresponded by email. They had planned to give a course, but this was stopped by COVID-19. A book chapter was written by the University of Pretoria. The University of Pretoria applied for funding for their project in 2020, but unfortunately were not successful. University of Nairobi was one of the original partners in ARUA CoE-MEN, and has contributed to plans from the beginning. Part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in November 2019.
Impact Book chapter written by the University of Pretoria. The Universities of Pretoria and Ghana gave inputs to the Workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research on energy materials 
Organisation University of Johannesburg
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planning research and finding collaborators, e.g. the Light Source for Africa. Some papers have been published by the University of the Witwatersrand.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original application for an ARUA CoE, and have been part of the negotiations since the start. They have sent someone to all the workshops.and were part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in 2019. The University of Johannesburg lately came aboard the project and is dealing with computation issues. A presentation was made at the workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Impact A book chapter from the University of Pretoria. Several publications have been made jointly between the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand, and more are pending.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research on energy materials 
Organisation University of Pretoria
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planning research and finding collaborators, e.g. the Light Source for Africa. Some papers have been published by the University of the Witwatersrand.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original application for an ARUA CoE, and have been part of the negotiations since the start. They have sent someone to all the workshops.and were part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in 2019. The University of Johannesburg lately came aboard the project and is dealing with computation issues. A presentation was made at the workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Impact A book chapter from the University of Pretoria. Several publications have been made jointly between the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand, and more are pending.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research on energy materials 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department PublicPolicy@Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planning research and finding collaborators, e.g. the Light Source for Africa. Some papers have been published by the University of the Witwatersrand.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Pretoria was part of the original application for an ARUA CoE, and have been part of the negotiations since the start. They have sent someone to all the workshops.and were part of the ARUA Conference in Nairobi in 2019. The University of Johannesburg lately came aboard the project and is dealing with computation issues. A presentation was made at the workshop at the ARUA Conference in Nairobi, November 2019.
Impact A book chapter from the University of Pretoria. Several publications have been made jointly between the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand, and more are pending.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Lecture at Sheffield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of my visit to the UK, and working with Prof. Andy Watson, I was also invited to give a presentation at Sheffield University, entitled "Titanium-based alloys with copper additions for dental applications", as well as talking about ARUA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit to Coventry University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We had In depth discussions with academics from Coventry University on planning for the Modelling and Phase Diagram Roadshow to teach a wide range of students in Africa. We had been in e-mail contact for this for several months, but this was the first time we could bring the interested parties together. There was also discussions on degree structure and various forms of co-supervision between different universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019