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Sabbaticals

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 kinetic isotopes.
  • Dr. Matthys Janse van Vuuren
    Dr. Matthys Janse van Vuuren, Sasol Technology http://www.sasol.com/ (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 Technology http://www.sasol.com/ (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 http://www.dundee.ac.uk/ 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 materials.
  • 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.


  • Sabbaticals:
    The CAER offers sabbaticals to visiting scientists and professors. The duration of appointments varies, depending upon the circumstances, but have ranged from short appointments of a few weeks, to an extended period of a year. For more information on collaborations, contact Don Challman.