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.

Jean Pitot

Prof Jean Pitot Associate Professor 031 260 3200 pitot@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MScEng, BScEng Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Prof Pitot holds BSc Eng and MSc Eng degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and is currently studying for a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stellenbosch University. He is a member of the Discipline of

Jared Padayachee

Dr Jared Padayachee Senior Lecturer 031 260 3216 padayacheej@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MScEng, BScEng Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Dr Jared Padayachee holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group (MR2G).  His research specialization includes the design of new types of production equipment, the design and analysis of innovative robotic mechanisms and design optimization. His teaching specialization

Richard Loubser

Dr Richard Loubser Adjunct Senior Lecturer/Chief Research Officer 031 273 1352 rloubser@smri.org PhD, MScEng (Mech) UND, BScEng (Mech) UND Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Lecturer in Dynamics, Analysis of Mechanisms and Mechanical Vibrations.His research is in mechanical elements on sugar processing,fluid mechanics in sugar processing,automated data acquisition,data analysis and modeling. He is a grant holder and

Michael Brooks

Prof Michael Brooks Associate Professor 031 260 7667 brooks@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MScEng (Mechanical), BScEng (Mechanical) Mechanical Engineering Howard College Campus Professor Michael Brooks is the co-founder of th Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI) and the Group for Solar Energy Thermodynamics (GSET). He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal, followed by MScEng and

Glen Bright

Prof Glen Bright Dean and Head of School 031 260 1275 Brightg@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MBA, MScEng, BScEng, PrEng Mechanical Howard College Campus Professor Bright is the Dean and Head of the School of Engineering. He graduated with a BSc (Mechanical Engineering), MSc (Engineering) and PhD (Engineering) degree at the Ex-University of Natal in Mechatronics, Robotics and