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faculty of engineering & the built environment
Full time Master’s
Research Fields and Staff
Permanent Staff
Professor Mark Alexander
Concrete durability; concrete materials; properties of
aggregates; applications to structural design and construction.
Associate Professor Neil Armitage
Hydraulics; urban drainage; urban catchment
Associate Professor Roger Behrens
Activity-based travel analysis; local movement network
policy analysis in the fields of urban passenger transport;
land use-transport interaction.
Dr Hans Beushausen
Concrete materials; structural engineering; repair of
concrete structures.
Associate Professor Romano Del Mistro
Urban engineering and management.
Professor George Ekama
Chemical and biological wastewater treatment; physical
and biological process modelling.
Dr Denis Kalumba
Geotechnical engineering.
Associate Professor Pilate Moyo
Structural health monitoring and testing.
Associate Professor Ulrike Rivett
Spatial information systems and decision making in urban
context; data acquisition using wireless technology.
Dr Sebastian Skatulla
Structural engineering; computational structural mechanics;
meshless methods.
Associate Professor Marianne
Assessment of urban transport systems; urban transport
decision-making; transport policy.
Associate Professor Kobus Van Zyl
Hydraulics; urban water management; water demand
analysis; distribution networks.
Ms Nicky Wolmarans
Academic development; teaching and learning; mechanics
of solids.
Professor Alphose Zingoni
Shell structures; space structures; structural mechanics;
applications of group theory; finite element modelling;
vibration and structural dynamics; structural analysis and
Honorary Research
Ms Lisa Kane
Transportation engineering and planning.
Contact details
Postal Address: Department of Civil Engineering, University
of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701
Tel: +27 21 650 2584
Fax: +27 21 689 7471
UCT general phone number: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web site:
Research output
Chapters in books
Ekama, G.A. 2011. Biological nutrient removal. In P.
Wilderer (ed.), Treatise on Water Science, pp. 409-528.
pp. 1-4. Oxford, Great Britain: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0444-
Sansour, C., Skatulla, S. and Arunachalakasi, A. 2011.
A generalized framework and multiplicative formulation
of electro-mechanical coupling. In G.A. Maugin and A.V.
Metrikine (eds), Mechanics of Generelized Continua -
One Hundred Years After the Cosserats, pp. 287-294.
Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics - Vol 21. New
York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4419-5694-1.
Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals
Alexander, M.G. and Fourie, C. 2011. Performance of
sewer pipe concrete mixtures with portland and calcium
aluminate cements subject to mineral and biogenic acid
attack. Materials and Structures, 44: 313-330.
Ashipala, N. and Armitage, N.P. 2011. Impediments to the
adoption of alternative sewerage in South African urban
informal settlements. Water Science and Technology, 64(9):