SAT Nano Technology

Herman Marais provides a definition and discusses nanotechnologies in use and under development, as well as future opportunities. Of particular interest is the South African experience of nanotechnologies, including examples of studies conducted to date.

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What does “nano-technology” mean? What are the problems we need to solve in a South African context? Prof Jordaan takes us from the basics of road pavement engineering and the mind shift required to move from conservative and expensive methodologies to exploring “new-age” nanotechnologies. This detailed presentation covers everything from current material design practices to recommendations for efficient and cost effective alternatives, together with project examples.

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