The Center supports and fosters international collaborations. Visiting scientists who have participated in sabbaticals at CAER include:
- Dr. Linda Jewell
Linda Jewell, who previously worked at the CAER in the 1990's, was on sabbatical from Wits for three months at the CAER (Summer 2004) while she worked on the Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene. She recently became a Senior Lecturer in the School of Process and Materials Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. There she is involved in contract research and income generation, which included setting up and running training programs for industry which ranged from the flocculation of paint waste water to reactor design and scale-up.
- Dr. Ajay Dalai
Dr. Ajay Dalai was a visiting scientist from 2003-2004. He has returned to the University of
Saskatchewan, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. While here, he
worked in the Clean Fuels and Chemicals Group. Dr. Dalai received a Ph.D. in chemical
engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990.
- Dr. Mark Dry
Dr. Dry of the University of Capetown, South Africa and formerly of SASOL has had three sabbaticals at CAER (most recently in 2003). Each time he worked within the Clean Fuels and Chemicals Group.
- Dr. David Devillers
Dr. David Devillers from Sasol Technology http://www.sasol.com/
in South Africa joined the Catalysis Group, in Fall 2003, for three months to study
- Dr. Matthys Janse van Vuuren
Dr. Matthys Janse van Vuuren, Sasol Technology
(Sasolburg, South Africa) was at the CAER for three months in 2003,
working on Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis.
- Mr. Hans Slaghuis
Mr. Slaghuis is Coal Products Research Manager, Sasol
(Sasolburg, South Africa). He was a visiting researcher in the Carbon
Materials Group from August 26th - Sept 6th, 2002. The purpose of the
visit was to learn about CAER's research capabilities, and to begin
developing research topics for future collaborations.
- Dr. Michael McCarthy
Dr. McCarthy was at the CAER for three weeks during June, 2002 as a
visiting scientist from the University of Dundee
Concrete Technology Unit within the Dept. of Civil Engineering. His
expertise in concrete was a significant asset for the ECT Group.
- Dr. Robert Bradley and Dr. Brian McEnaney
The CAER hosted two distinguished researchers from the United Kingdom
in 2002. Bob Bradley (Robert Gordon University http://www.rgu.ac.uk/,
Aberdeen, Scotland) and Brian McEnaney University of Bath http://www.bath.ac.uk/,
Bath, England) assisted CAER with strategy planning in the area of carbon
- Mr. Tsevi Minster
Mr. Minster joined the CAER as a Visiting Scientist for four months in 2000. Minster was from the Geological Survey of Israel in Jerusalem, Israel. This was his second time as a visiting scientist at the CAER.