School of Engineering


Prof Riaan Stopforth

Associate Professor

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 electronics, network security, mechatronic systems, field robotics, drones/UAVs and bio-inspired robotic systems, accident investigation, ballistics, aviation, to name a few.


Research Interets

  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics
  • Bio-Mechatronics
  • Drones / UAVs / RPAS
  • Accident Investigation

Research profiles