I am currently a senior lecturer in the Electric and Electronic Engineering Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. I obtained my PhD at Stellenbosch University in 2021. My dissertation focused on the development of a single event effects test infrastructure at iThemba LABS Cape Town. During and since my post-graduate studies I have been involved in a number of satellite missions and contributed in the development of a variety of satellite experiments and hardware. My current research focus is on improving the radiation effects testing and mitigation environments. I am also active in projects that accelerate computer systems by using FPGA, GPU or multiprocessor approaches.
I have taught the following undergraduate courses:
- Electronic Engineering 152 (Introduction to E&E Engineering design)
- Computer Programming 143 (Introductory to Programming)
- Electro Technique 214 (Circuit Theory and Electric Machines)
- Design (E) 314 (Digital Design)
- Computer Systems 414 (Embedded Systems)
Current Master Topics:
- “Developing a Test Suite to aid in Single Event Effect testing of ARM microcontrollers”, V.J. Sciocatti started in 2019 (Supervisor).
- “Accelerating the Method of Moments implementation on FPGA Hardware”, C.N. Mnisi, started 2019 (co-supervisor with Dr D.J. Ludick
- “Portable Radio Frequency Interference Monitoring System”, N.M. Mguni, started 2019 (co-supervisor with Dr Jacki Gilmore and Dr Gideon Wiid).
- “High Frame Rate Marker Detection and Pose Estimation using a Singular Camera for Robotic Applications”, S. Pretorius started 2020 (co-supervised with Dr Willem Jordaan).
- “Development techniques for Robust Satellite Software”, C. Pheiffer, started 2021 (co-supervised with Dr Lourens Visagie).
I am interested in the following fields of research:
Radiation Effects Testing and Mitigation, Computer systems, Satellite systems, Acceleration and general embedded design:
For more information on my research outputs please see one of the following sites: