NRF-SARAO MD Dr Rob Adam awarded Honorary Doctorate by UCT

NRF-SARAO MD Dr Rob Adam awarded Honorary Doctorate by UCT

Dr Rob Adam, Managing Director of the National Research Foundation’s South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), is one of the six recipients of Honorary Doctorates awarded by the University of Cape Town (UCT) for having excelled in their fields and achieved levels of success that have positively impacted the lives of others.

Dr Adam is recognised for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of science, technology and innovation in South Africa, having played a leading role in the establishment of the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA is a mega-science project which will push the limits of engineering and scientific endeavour over the coming decades through the collection and processing of vast amounts of data, stimulating cutting-edge advances in high-performance computing.

Over the years, Dr Adam has received prestigious awards such as the Lifetime Achievers Award of the South African National Energy Association, and he has been knighted as Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the President of the Republic of France.

He was amongst those that were the architects of the National System Innovation post-democracy, through his leadership of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST), now the Department of Science and Innovation.

The NRF congratulates Dr Adam for this well-deserved award.

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