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 laboratoriesThese are the university’s RF and antenna measurement laboratories. We’ve published a number of resources to help you find your way through the Labs, understand the instruments which are available and how to use them.

You are welcome to familiarise yourself with the safety procedures, to report and resolve problems, to suggest improvements and to learn about our services.


Computational Electromagnetics Group
Computational Electromagnetics GroupThe Computational Electromagnetics Group (CEMAGG) at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa is based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

We study computational methods of finding numerical solutions to Maxwell’s equations. Our interests include the application of Finite Element Method (FEM), Method of Moments (MoM) and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) techniques to high frequency electromagnetic field problems, with typical application to antenna and microwave engineering.


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.

Dr RD (Ryno) BEYERS

Dr RD (Ryno) BEYERS

LECTURER
Email: rdb@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4452

Ms E (Elmine) BOTES

Ms E (Elmine) BOTES

JUNIOR LECTURER
Email: ebotes@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4452

Prof MM (Matthys) BOTHA

Prof MM (Matthys) BOTHA

Associate Professor
Email: mmbotha@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4318
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/mmbotha/
Prof DB (David) DAVIDSON

Prof DB (David) DAVIDSON

Distinguished Professor, SKA SARCHI chair
Email: davidson@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4458
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/dbdavidson/
Prof JB (Johann) DE SWARDT

Prof JB (Johann) DE SWARDT

Associate Professor
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

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

Prof CJ (Coenrad) FOURIE

Prof CJ (Coenrad) FOURIE

Professor
Email: coenrad@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4029
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/cjfourie/
Prof P (Petrie) MEYER

Prof P (Petrie) MEYER

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

Prof WJ (Willem) PEROLD

Prof WJ (Willem) PEROLD

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

Prof HC (Howard) READER

Prof HC (Howard) READER

Extraordinary researcher
Dr C (Carlo) VAN NIEKERK

Dr C (Carlo) VAN NIEKERK

Senior Lecturer
Email: cvanniekerk@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4343

Dr PG (Gideon) WIID

Dr PG (Gideon) WIID

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

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