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Detlev Kröger

Detlev Kröger

1939 - 2014

Author of a book on Heat Exchanger technology
Emeritus professor in Stellenbosch University's Mechanical Engineering department

Detlev Gustav Kröger was born on 31 July 1939 in Cape Town.
He received his B.Sc. B.Eng. degrees from the University of Stellenbosch and the S.M., Mech.E. Sc.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Mass, USA (MIT).
Research Engineer, South African Iron and Steel Corporation, 1967.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stellenbosch (1968 - 1970).
He was Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Thermodynamics and Mechanics (ITM) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa until the end of 2002 and afterwards a senior researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Detlev Kröger has authored more than one hundred technical papers in the field of thermal engineering. He has served as a consultant to companies throughout the world and was guest professor at several universities in the USA and Germany.
He was married to the well known painter Regine Kröger and they had two sons and a daughter. Detlev Kröger died on 16 March 2014 in Stellenbosch.

Fields of Interest: Heat exchangers, Tennis


Gerard Swope Fellowship, M.I.T., 1965, 1966. "For students of exceptional ability and promise, as a mark of highest distinction".
Thomas Price Award, 1970, 1975: S.A. Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
S.A. Chemical Processing Award, 1971: S.A. Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Ernest Oppenheimer Fellowship, 1978.
Dreosti Prize 1981: S.A. Institution of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Ernest Oppenheimer Fellowship, 1984.
Havenga Prize 1986: S.A. Academy of Arts and Science.
Researcher of the year award 1987: Faculty of Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Campbell-Pitt award 1990: S.A. Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Silver Medal 1994: SA Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World 1995 and in the American Biographical Institutes, Five Thousand Personalities of the World, 1966.
Deans Award, Lecturer of the year, 1996
Doctor honoris causa, Rand Afrikaans University, 2002
Bill Venter/Altron Non fiction award, 2003
DEng degree from Stellenbosch University
Honorary Doctorate, Stellenbosch University, 2011

Text by Detlev Kröger

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