We welcome Ms Ongezwa Mbaba as a Masters student. Hailing from the Eastern Cape, and graduating with the Chemical Engineering class of 2020, with Honours, Ongezwa will research opportunities for green hydrogen in South Africa from a Life Cycle perspective. She is supervised by Prof von Blottnitz and Mr Fadiel Ahjum of the ESRG. Her research is generously sponsored by Inspired Evolution Investment Management
The SA Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) has released a series of papers on e-mobility in the SADC region. In his piece, ESRG researcher Fadiel Ahjum summarises the opportunities that an e-mobility transition could present the SADC region, addressing access to clean energy and mobility services in tandem.
The Energy Systems Research Group are offering an opportunity for a postdoctoral research fellow with prior experience in TIMES modelling of national energy systems to join the team for its forthcoming exploration of pathways towards net-zero emissions in the South African context. Timelines are fairly short and applications are invited ideally by 16 October 2020. For details see the advertisement.