UCT Space Lab masters student Wei-Yu Louis Feng presented a novel concept for space debris capture at the recent annual European Space Debris conference, held in Darmstadt, Germany in April 2017.
In April 2017 Scott Madry, a research associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to visit UCT ‘SpaceLab’ in the Department of Electrical Engineering for teaching and research collaborations during 2017 and 2018. Prof. Madry arrived for his first visit in April 2018, during which he lectured in the Space Applications course.
Ms Ulpha Ismail has joined the UCT SpaceLab team as our new Postgraduate Programmes Administrator. Ms Ismail is a Bachelor of Social Science graduate of UCT and she has previously worked in the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences. In her new role at UCT, she will be responsible for the promotion and development of the UCT SpaceLab postgraduate programmes and will oversee the administrative aspects relating to programme participants.
The 2017 programme for the MPhil in Space Studies officially started on Monday the 20th of February, with the EEE5124Z Space and Society course.