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Professor Lance Roberts

50 years experience lecturing a wide range of subjects in Mechanical Engineering, particularly in the Thermofluids and Design fields. Considerable experience in senior academic administrative positions – Head of Department, Dean of Engineering, Deputy Vice Principal. Chair of the Engineering Council’s accreditation committee for 10 years. Elected as an Honorary Fellow of the SAIMecHe.

 Position:   Professor

PhD (London),
MScEng (Natal)
Pr Eng
Discipline:   Mechanical
Campus:   Howard
Telephone:   031 260 1213
Research Areas:   Energy Systems
Recent Publications:

  Page M., Brooks M.J., Roberts L.W. and Bemont C., “Modelling and Experimental Validation of a Loop Heat Pipe”, R&D Journal of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering 29, 26-35, 2013

Kunene K.R., Brooks M.J., Roberts L.W. and Zawilska E., “Introducing GRADRAD: The Greater Durban Radiometric Network, Renewable Energy, 49, 259-262, 2013

Mouzouris M., Roberts L.W. and Brooks M.J., “Thermal Performance of a High-Flux Solar Concentrating System”, R&D Journal of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering, 27, 10-22, 2011

Chowdhury S., Pitot de la Beaujardiere J., Brooks M.J. and Roberts L.W., “An Integrated Six Degree-of-Freedom Trajectory Simulator for Hybrid Sounding Rockets”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, January 2011

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