School of Engineering


School of Engineering Receives Donation from Generous Benefactor

UKZN’s Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) has been generously gifted electronic equipment that belonged to the late Mr Sean Kimmerling.

The equipment was gathered by Kimmerling during years of hard work and passion for his electronics vocation.

His sister, Mrs Theda Gray, and a family friend, Mr Brian Hudson – both alumni of the University – considered EECE a suitable benefactor of Kimmerling’s hard work.

‘Sean’s love for maths and science led to a natural progression into the field of electronics and electronic engineering where he worked and gained many kudos among friends and colleagues,’ said Gray. ‘His natural love for his electronics hobby extended to a pride in his profession.’

Kimmerling had amassed an impressed collection of testing equipment which was handed over to EECE’s academic leader Professor Tom Walingo.

‘We really appreciate this generous gift and the sentiment behind it,’ said Walingo. ‘The equipment and parts will be used within the Discipline.’

Kimmerling, who died at the young age of 49, will be sorely missed by his family and friends. ‘We are delighted to be able to donate the items in the spirit of Sean’s love of teaching and generosity,’ said Gray.

Words: Swasti Maney

Photograph: Supplied