Electronics & Electromagnetics

Research activities cover the areas of antennas and propagation, numerical methods for solving complex electromagnetic field problems, microwave systems and devices, RADAR, electromagnetic compatibility and superconducting circuits.

This division’s research activities receive financial support from the NRF and several companies in the private sector. A specific, significant source of funding is the SKA SARCHI research chair.

More details on the main research focus areas within this division are listed below.

Computational Electromagnetics

HF Metrology and Electromagnetic Compatibility

High Frequency Antennas

Microwave Active Components and Systems

Microwave Passive Systems

SKA SARCHI Research Chair

Superconducting Devices and Sensors

High Frequency and Antenna laboratories

High Frequency and Antenna laboratories This is the university’s RF and antenna measurement laboratory. For more information about the services that are available, please contact Ms Anneke Bester at annekeb@sun.ac.za.


Superconductivity and Nano-Devices (SAND)

Superconductivity and Nano-Devices (SAND) Our research group is called SAND (Superconductivity, Advanced materials and NanoDevices), and we research Superconductive digital circuits (including software defined radio front-ends), superconductive IC parameter extraction (inductance), superconductive analogue sensors, SQUID magnetometry, cryocooled electronic interfaces, EDA software development and geomagnetism.

Prof MM (Matthys) BOTHA

Prof MM (Matthys) BOTHA

COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS

Email: mmbotha@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4318
Website: /staff/mmbotha/
Prof JB (Johann) DE SWARDT

Prof JB (Johann) DE SWARDT

MICROWAVE ELECTRONICS

Email: deswardt@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4325
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/deswardt/
Prof DIL (Dirk) DE VILLIERS

Prof DIL (Dirk) DE VILLIERS

ANTENNAS AND MICROWAVES, SA SKA RESEARCH CHAIR: ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS

Email: ddv@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4011

Prof CJ (Coenrad) FOURIE

Prof CJ (Coenrad) FOURIE

ELECTRONICS

Email: coenrad@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4029
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/cjfourie/
Dr J (Jacki) GILMORE

Dr J (Jacki) GILMORE

ANTENNAS

Email: jackivdm@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 2483

Mr L (Lanche) GROOTBOOM

Mr L (Lanche) GROOTBOOM

ANTENNAS AND ELECTROMAGNETICS

Email: llgrootboom@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021 808 4936

Dr DJ (Danie) LUDICK

Dr DJ (Danie) LUDICK

COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS

Email: dludick@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4410
Website: http://www.danieludick.co.za/
Prof P (Petrie) MEYER

Prof P (Petrie) MEYER

MICROWAVE CIRCUITS, VICE-DEAN (RESEARCH)

Email: pmeyer@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4322

Prof WJ (Willem) PEROLD

Prof WJ (Willem) PEROLD

ELECTRONICS

Email: wjperold@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4368

Dr PG (Gideon) WIID

Dr PG (Gideon) WIID

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE

Email: wiidg@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 3748