Dr. Tafadzwanshe Mabhaudhi
Director: Centre for Transformative Agricultural & Food Systems
Director: uMngeni Resilience Project
School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Science,
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts” – Rachel Carson.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Shortly after the Lai brothers and Ting experimented water droplet impinging a pool of water, they were joined by other curious minds and incorporated Allinterest Research Institute in Alberta, Canada on June 30, 1993.
The ripple effects of ARI include the creation of the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory.
One of the aforementioned Lai brothers went on to become a neuroscientist, partly due to a passion for science kindled by those homemade experiments in the early days of ARI.
Distinguished Research Chair Professor ; Dept of Marine Environment & Engineering
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Adjunct Professor, School of Energy & Environment, City University of Hong Kong
School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom
Director of Environmental Energy Institute
University of Windsor, Canada
Director, Institute for BioDigitalArchitecture & Genetics
Universitate Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona
Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Transport & Energy Research Expert
Independent Researcher, Greece
A buoyant vortex ring offering a free lift. A plan view of a buoyant vortex ring of air bubble rising up in column of water (Master’s thesis work of X. Yan, photo taken by K. Pearce). A volume of air is pushed through an orifice, resulting in a buoyant vortex ring similar to those birds such as turkey vultures ride on.
Four buoyant vortex ring regimes. Reynolds number, Re, Bond number, Bo, and Weber number, We, define the types of buoyant vortex ring (Master’s thesis work of X. Yan, plot by Y. Yang).
The genetic research of bioluminescence, done with the GFP gene originally from the Aequorea victoria medusa inserted in lemon trees, to the creation of light for urban and domestic sustainable use (created by A.T. Estévez).
The research of microscopic structures, done with a scanning electron microscope, to the organicist design and digital fabrication of furniture series, pavilions and buildings of complex and variable geometry (created by A.T. Estévez).
Cooling Photovoltaic panel to boost energy conversion efficiency using delta winglets with a height-length ratio of 0.5 at a Reynolds number based on the winglet height of 6000 (created by H. Wu). Nu/Nuo is Nusseltnumber with respect to the reference Nusselt number without the winglet. H. Wu, D.S-K. Ting, S. Ray, “The effect of delta winglet attack angle on the heat transfer performance of a flat surface,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 120: 117-126, 2018.
Peeing without splashing (work of R. Hurd, photos taken by R. Hurd) – when gentlemen use the (full-length) urinal, ask them to go full blast or hold their droplets. The left photo shows that the jet striking the wall does not lead to any splashing. On the other hand, the right photo depicts that droplets hitting the wall results in significant splashing with tiny droplets bouncing off the wall in different directions.
Pagoda of Fogong Temple, in the small and remote town of Yingxian, in northern China is its oldest wooden pagoda, at 67 m and almost 1000 years old. It remains one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings, but suffers much from earthquake damage, the effects of war and the ravages of insects and birds. Its preservation is part of Brimblecombe's research into the long-term change and wooden buildings.
The linkages between Agriculture, Environment and Health nexus with the associated drivers (growing population, urbanisation, globalisation and diets, changing climate, land use and limitations, obesity and undernutrition) and desired outcomes of this interlinked system (improved diet and health outcomes, protection of planetary boundaries, sustainable livelihoods) Mabhaudhi et al. 2019
“The deployment of Electric Vehicles in urban areas such as cities offers the opportunity for the creation of a low/ zero carbo emissions future.” – E.A. Nanaki.