South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) event
On the 7th of March took place the event organised by NFR and DST for the public announcement of the new research chairs holders.
F'SATI had the honour of being part of this event for two chairs.
Enabled Environments for assisted living (F'SATI at TUT)
Professor Karim Djouani has been nominated chair holder of the enabled environments for assisted living chair in the Tshwane University of Technology. This chair will be hosted in the French South African Institute of Technology (F'SATI) and is a reconnaissance of the research work that has been developed for many years by the F'SATI team of Professors and students in the niche area in enabled environment and assistance to the handicapped.
The SARCHi chair in the Enabled Environment for Assisted Living will focus on the development of mechatronic and networked technologies to assist persons with disabilities and the elderly.
Innovative Small Satellite Technology and Applications for Africa (F'SATI at CPUT)
Professor NORMAN G. FITZ-COY has been nominated chair holder of the Innovative Small Satellite Technology and Applications for Africa chair in the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. This chair will be hosted in the French South African Institute of Technology (F'SATI) and will leverage on its national and international flagship Postgraduate Programme in Satellite Systems Engineering. It is this programme that led to the launch of the first South African and African CubeSat in November 2013.