Topic: ‘Recycling, renewables and systems intelligence: Engineering responses to global challenges’
Date: Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Law Building,
Middle Campus, University of Cape Town
Time: 17h30 – Guests to be seated by 17h15
RSVP: By 20 August 2014 for catering purposes
Tel: 021 650 4870
Fax: 021 650 5628
Harro von Blottnitz is professor in UCT’s Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment. Based in the highly dynamic and successful Chemical Engineering Department, his research and teaching addresses the multiple challenges of sustainable development in developing country settings.
Professor von Blottnitz holds a BSc in chemical engineering from UCT, a BSc Honours in operations research from UNISA, an MSc in engineering from UCT and a doctorate in engineering from the RWTH Aachen in Germany. He was promoted to professor in 2013 and is registered as a professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He chairs the Voluntary Advisory Forum of the Chemical and Allied Industries Association.
Professor von Blottnitz has published widely in the fields of life cycle assessment, renewable energy (biogas, biodiesel and bio-ethanol) and waste management, and extensively supervised postgraduate students researching these topics. Many of his graduates have gone on to practise as knowledge providers in the emerging green economy.