Getahun Tefera

Dr Getahun Tefera Senior Lecturer 031 260 1214 teferag@ukzn.ac.za PhD Eng, MSc Eng , BSc Eng Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Dr. Tefera completed his first and second degrees at Ethiopian universities. He got his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was a postdoc research fellow in the discipline of mechanical engineering from 2019

Pieter Henning

Dr Pieter Henning Senior Lecturer 031 260 3203 henningp@ukzn.ac.za D.Eng (Mechanical), M.Eng (Mechanical), B.Eng (Mechanical) Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Dr Pieter Henning holds a Doctor Ingeneriae in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, and a Magister and Baccalaureus degrees from the Rand Afrikaanse University. He has spent time in academia, power generation industry

Daniel Kirkman

Dr Daniel Kirkman Lecturer 031 260 1063 kirkmand@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Industrial Engineering), BSc (Mechanical Engineering) Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Dr. Kirkman completed his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He furthered his studies at Stellenbosch University where he earned a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, before returning to UKZN as a

Ingrid Botha

Ms Ingrid Botha Lecturer 031 260 1211 bothai@ukzn.ac.za MScEng (Mechanical Engineering), BScEng (Mechanical Engineering) Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Ms Botha is a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she obtained a BScEng and MScEng degree. She is currently pursuing her PhD in 4D Printing with her research field encompassing additive

Graham Smith

Prof Graham Smith Associate Professor 031 260 8425 smithg@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MScEng, BScEng Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Having recently returned to academia after a period in consulting engineering, Dr Smith has interests in Turbo-machinery, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics. Dr Smith has been the project leader of a number of industrial projects including the National

Anthony Govender

Mr Anthony Govender Lecturer 031260 1212 govendera2@ukzn.ac.za MScEng, BScEng Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Mr Anthony Govender is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering at UKZN. His research interests are in Material Science& Materials Engineering, specifically light metals. He has a wealth of experience in the power generation industry and in concentrated solar

Timothy Velthuysen

Mr Timothy Velthuysen Lecturer 031 260 1213 velthuysent@ukzn.ac.za MSc Eng (Mechanical Engineering), B Eng (Mechanical Engineering) Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Timothy Velthuysen holds an MSc Eng and BSc Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is currently doing his PhD Eng on Throttleable Gelled Propellant Rocket Motors. His specific focus

Riaan Stopforth

Prof Riaan Stopforth Associate Professor 031 260 1063 Stopforth@ukzn.ac.za PrEng, SMIEEE, MIAEng, MSAAM MRASA, MHKN Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Professor Riaan Stopforth is the leader of the Stopforth Mechatronics, Robotics and Research Lab, which houses the Search and Rescue Division, the Bio-Engineering Unit and Touch Prosthetics.  He has an interest in radio communication, digital

Glen Snedden

Prof Glen Snedden Academic Leader and Programme Co-ordinator 031 260 1215 sneddeng@ukzn.ac.za FRAeS, CEng, PrEng, PhD (Eng), BCom (Man) Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Prof Glen Snedden has worked in the field of gas turbine research for 25 years as part of the CSIR’s Aeronautical Systems Competency. During that time he was worked with engines

Lance Roberts

Prof Lance Roberts Professor 031 260 1213 roberts@ukzn.ac.za DIC PhD, MScEng, BScEng, Pr Eng Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus 50 years experience lecturing a wide range of subjects in Mechanical Engineering, particularly in the Thermofluids and Design fields. Considerable experience in senior academic administrative positions – Head of Department, Dean of Engineering, Deputy Vice Principal.