Postgraduate Students

Graeme Paul

Tel: + 27 21 650 5341

Personal Details

Graeme Paul was born in Cape Town where he has lived his whole life. He attended Rondebosch Boys' High school, matriculating in 2007. After school Graeme moved to UCT to continue his education and, in 2011, graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. for his final year project he worked in UCT's Robotics and Agents Lab where he designed, built and programmed a six legged walking robot. Graeme is now currently for an MSc at the University of Cape Town

Current Research

Supervisor - T.J. Cloete

Biological materials pose a difficult challenge in developing their material characteristics and model them accurately. In 2008, Dr. Anriette van der Westhuizen submitted her Phd thesis looking at the strain rate dependant properties and modelling of bovine cortical bone. This provided a frame work for continued investigation into the material characteristic of bovine bone. For his MSc, Graeme is looking to expand on the previous work to include different range of strain rates with a view to further development of the material model for bovine bones.