College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Research Expo


Engineers provide the necessary infrastructure for countries, like South Africa, to generate wealth and provide job creation.  Collaboration with industry is not only vital to the economy, but also to the training of young engineers in production environments. Our researchers are engaged in cutting edge projects.

These projects address societal problems, including: the development of effective and affordable desalination technologies, innovative solutions for renewable energy using wastewater, algae, waves and sunshine, and innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of urban infrastructures.

Industry Awards


At this premium event, awards were conferred on donors for financial support to the School. This event has been part of the Engineering calendar at UKZN for approximately 10 years.

The event has played an important role in maintaining sustainable links with corporate donors as well affirming the research achievements of our academic colleagues and students.