School of Engineering


Prof John Terhile Agee

Professor of Control Systems

Prof Agee obtained his first degree in 1989 from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Nigeria.  After a year of National Service, Agee began his academic career at the ATBU as a Graduate Assistant in September 1990, where he Lectured until 2003.

During his period at the ATBU, he rose to become a Senior Lecturer in 2001; and also obtained a Masters degree (1992), a PhD (2000) at the ATBU, and also undertook a Postdoctoral Programme at the Ecoles des Mines de Paris, France.

His further academic appointments include a Lecturer position at the University of Botswana (Jan. 2004-Dec. 2009); Associate of Professor of Control and Process Control at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria (Dec. 2009-June 2015); and his current position at the University of KwaZulu Natal, where he has been since July 2015.  

Research interests

  • Nonlinear control systems 
  • Power systems control 
  • Solar tracking 
  • Flexible robotics 
  • Smart grid issues 
  • Design of smart instrumentation systems 

Research profiles