CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

PEOPLE

RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH IN SOUTH AFRICA (2017)

NRNAME AND DEPARTMENTFIELD OF EXPERTISELINKAGESKEYWORDS
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1 Prof Sampson Mamphweli
CRSES: Director
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4251
Email: mamphweli@sun.ac.za
Renewable energy systems analysis, Renewable energy technology designs, Feasibility studies, Waste to energy technology analysis, Waste to energy technology designs CSIR, University of Venda, University of Fort Hare Biomass gasification, Biogas digesters, Solar energy technologies, Waste to energy technologies
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2 Dr Bernard Bekker
CRSES: Assistant Director
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4041
Email: bbekker@sun.ac.za
Photovoltaic systems, Modeling and control of minigrids and distributed energy storage, Short and long term load and intermittent generation forecasting, Tariff design University of Cape Town Photovoltaic, minigrid, microgrid, energy storage, forecasting, tariff, simulation
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3 Ulrich Terblanche
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 9474
Email: ulricht@sun.ac.za
Photovoltaic systems, Renewable energy resource and technology assessment, Feasibility analyses Photovoltaic systems
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4 Ndamulelo Mararakanye
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3605
Email: ndamulelo@sun.ac.za
Renewable energy grid, Integration studies Steady state and dynamic analysis
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5 Karin Kritzinger
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3605
Email: karink@sun.ac.za
Solar thermal, Solar photovoltaic, RE resources, Energy modeling, Policy and finance SESSA, Sapvia, Sarebi, WWF-SA, UCT, CPUT, CUT, Eskom, City of Cape Town, Stellenbosch Municipality Solar thermal, Solar photovoltaic, Biomass, Solar resource, Policy, Finance, Demand
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6 Angelo Buckley
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3605
Email: buckley@sun.ac.za
Solar energy resource and technology assessment, Feasibility studies for photovoltaic and solar thermal systems Photovoltaic systems, Solar thermal systems
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7 Therese Lambrechts
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3605
Email: therese@sun.ac.za
Project manager schools’ programme, Develop learning material for teachers on renewable energy, Present workshops with teachers on renewable energy SU Educational faculty, Rhodes University, Fundisa for Change, University of Cape Town Learning material on renewable energy, Teacher Professional Development
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8 Jason Fairhurst
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3605
Email: jasonfairhurst@sun.ac.za
Renewable energy systems analysis, Renewable energy technology designs, Fluid dynamics simulation modelling, Ocean Energy, RE market research Renewable Energy, Ocean Energy, Simulation modelling
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Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
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9 Prof Nawaz Mahomed
CRSES
Tel: +27 (21) 808 2524
Email: nawaz@sun.ac.za
Capacity building in Renewable Energy education (Project DAMOC, Project AIR, Project NICHE), Hydropower systems – feasibility analysis, penstock and surge tank design, turbine selection and characterisation University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique); Botswana International University of Science and Technology, University of Malawi, University of Zambia, University of Zimbabwe. Hydropower
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10 Prof. TW v Backström
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4267
Email: twvb@sun.ac.za
Turbomachinery (15 master's degrees, 24 journal papers), Solar chimney turbines (2 PhDs, 4 journal papers), Wind turbines (2 master's degrees, 1 journal paper ), Solar chimneys (2 master's degrees, 9 journal papers) None Solar energy, Thermal energy storage, Turbo-machinery, Small gas turbines, Cooling system fansr
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11 Prof. AB Sebitosi
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4557
Email: sebitosi@sun.ac.za
PV and solar water heating applications. Grid connected distributed resources, energy resource assessment and energy policy (13 Journal papers, 13 conference proceedings 1 book chapter. 3 contract reports). Makerere University Clarkson University, University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town Energy efficiency, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy policy.
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12 Mr Gareth Erfort
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4264
Email: erfort@sun.ac.za
Computational fluid dynamics (open source), Wind energy, Vertical axis wind turbines Open source, Wind energy
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13 Prof. Thomas Harms
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4376
Email: tmh@sun.ac.za
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with applications in the renewable energy field (10 relevant M degrees and related journal papers – 1 MSc, 2 PhD, 2 Post-doc. studies ongoing). CSIR, PSA (Spain), DLR (Germany) NREL (USA), Polytechnique - UST (Namibia) Solar Thermal Energy, Wind Energy, Bio-fuels
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14 Prof. MJ Kamper
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4455 / 4323
Email: kamper@sun.ac.za
Electrical machine design and control, electrical drives, energy efficiency, wind and wave generator design and control, grid-connected power converters. Various: JSM-Power, Adventure Power, Otto Solar, Eskom, University of Cape Town. Wave energy, Wind energy, hydro energy
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15 Dr. Jaap Hoffman
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4376
Email: hoffmaj@sun.ac.za
Solar thermal energy
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Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
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16 Dr. JM Strauss
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4119
Fax: +27 86 688 6358
Email: jstrauss@sun.ac.za
Short stroke linear electric generators applied to Stirling engines for solar thermal energy conversion and improvement of energy efficiency through waste heat recovery(1 journal paper, currently 2 MScEng students). Prof. T.M. Harms, U.S. Mr. R.T. Dobson, U.S. Solar Thermal Energy Energy Efficiency

Not in keywords list:
Energy Conversion Energy Management
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17 Dr. Nkosinathi Gule
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 4103
Email: nathie@sun.ac.za
Renewable Energy Wind Energy
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18 Dr. Arnold Rix
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3623
Email: rix@sun.ac.za
Renewable Energy Photovoltaics, SactecSolar Chair PV
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SUN - School of Public Leadership
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19 Dr Josephine Musango
School of Public Leadership
Tel: +27 (0) 21 808 4338
Email: jmusango@sun.ac.za
Resource economics, Energy technology assessment, Renewable energy policy, System dynamics modelling CRSES, University of Nairobi, Stuttgart University, Eskom, SI Sustainable energy, Energy metabolism, System dynamics modelling
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SUN - Business School (USB)
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20 Jako Volschenk
Busniss school (USB), Stellenboschc University
Tel: +27 (0) 21 918 4234
Email: jakov@sun.ac.za
Renewable Energy Finance CRSES RE Finance
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Department of Process Engineering
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21 Prof. JF Görgens
Department of Process Engineering Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 3503
Email: jgorgens@sun.ac.za
Pre-treatment, hydrolysis and fermentation of lignocellulose biomass. Industrial fermentation of sugar and starch to bio-fuels. Thermal processing of biomass by pyrolysis and gasification. Biorefinery modeling for the integrated production of fuels and chemicals. Techno-economics of renewable energy production. Sugar industry, Paper and pulp industry, Grain processing industries, Fermentation industries Lignocellulose, Biorefinery, Biofuels, Renewable chemicals
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22 Dr. Martina Meincken
Department of Forest &
Wood Science
Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 2618
Email: mmein@sun.ac.za
Physical properties of biomass. Thermal biomass conversion. Various, CRSES, Dr. L. Tichagwa, Fort Hare / Alice Wood conversion, Analysis of physical properties
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Department of Industrial Engineering
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23 Mr. TG Dirkse van Schalkwyk
Department of Industrial Engineering
Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 2189
Email: theuns@sun.ac.za
Sustainable manufacturing using renewable energy sources. Economic and logistic issues regarding bio-fuel . Solar water heating. Sustainable manufacturing using renewable energy sources (MSc Completed.) Economic and logistic issues regarding bio-fuel (MSc Completed) Solar water heating (Skripsie completed ) Stirling Engine and Electrical generator Economics (1 MSc currently) Prof. Theo Kleynhans, SU. Dr. W. van Zyl, Solek Dr. Harro von Blottnitz Associate Professor Environmental & Process Systems Engineering Chemical Engineering Department, University of Cape Town Prof. R. Dobson, US Energy Efficiency
Solar Water
Heaters Bio-fuels
Electricity
Generation
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24 Prof. W.H.(Emile) van Zyl
Department of Microbiology Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (21) 808 5854
Email: whvz@sun.ac.za
Fungal Biotechnology (35 master's degrees, 20 PhDs, 113 journal papers,23 international patents ). NRF Senior Chair of Energy Research : Biofuels and alternative clean fuels (July 2007 - June 2102), SARCH Tier 1 Chair (July 2012 - June 2022). www.sun.ac.za/microbiology Biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, yeast biotechnology,
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University of Venda
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25 Dr. Eric N Maluta
HOD: Department of Physics
Tel: +27 (51) 962 8162
Email: eric.maluta@univen.ac.za
Solar radiation, Solar Water Heaters, Energy Material Modelling for application in energy technologies., PV design, Organic Solar cell simulation and hematite for water spilling. Photovoltaic, Dye sensitized, Amorphous, Polymer Efficiency, System Modelling
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26 Mr VM Nekhubvi
Lecturer: Department of Physics, Foundation
University of Pretoria
Tel: +27 (15) 962 8445
Email: vhutshilo.nekhubvi@univen.ac.za
Photovoltaic Monitoring
Thermal Properties of Biogas Digester
Application of Bio-Slurry
Environmental assessment of Biogas Technology
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27 Ms Sophie T Mulaudzi
Lecturer: Department of Physics
University of Venda P/Bag X5050
Thooyandou 0950
Tel: +27 (15) 96208930
Email: sophie.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za
Analysis of solar radiotion data
Calibration of solar radiometers
Photovoltaic systems
Modelling solar radiotion data
Calibration
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University of Pretoria
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28 Prof. JP Meyer
Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
University of Pretoria
Tel: +27 (12) 420 3104
Email: jmeyer@up.ac.za
Convective heat transfer, enhanced heat transfer, condensation and evaporation, heat exchangers, cooling of micro electronics, micro channels, heat pumps, energy efficiency (11 PhD's, 38 master's degrees, 160 journal papers). EPFL Lausanne, University of Ghent, University of Kyushu Duke, University MIT Energy Efficiency, Solar thermal energy, Solar water heaters
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University of KwaZulu-Natal
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29 Mr.MJ Brooks
Mechanical Engineering
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Tel: +27 (31) 260 3202
Email: brooks@ukzn.ac.za
Concentrating solar power systems, Solar radiometry, Thermal managements systems University of Stellenbosch NREL University of Florida University of Reunion Mangosuthu Univ. of Technology NMMU Radiometry, Solar thermal energy, Thermal management
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University of Cape Town
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30 Prof. H Winkler
Energy Research Centre
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 3230
Fax: +27 (21) 650 2830
Email: harald.winkler@uct.ac.za
Post-2012 climate change - architecture of the international negotiations. Equity and climate change. Sustainable energy paths for South Africa. Clean Development Mechanism. Energy efficiency in low-cost housing. Analysis of energy-economy-environment interactions. Various Climate Change, Carbon Emissions
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31 Dr. Andrew Marquard
Energy Research Centre
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 2827
Fax: +27 (21) 650 2830
Email: andrew.marquard@uct.ac.za
Post-2012 climate change - architecture of the international negotiations. energy-related climate change mitigation. South African energy policy and governance. Energy analysis and modeling. Renewable Energy Policy analysis. Analysis of energy-economy-environment interactions. Various Climate Change, Carbon Emissions
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32 Mr. Max Edkins
Energy Research Centre
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 2521
Fax: +27 (21) 650 2830
Email: mt.edkins@uct.ac.za
Requirements for large-scale rollout of concentrating solar thermal power. Renewable energy policy instruments. Energy-economic-environment interactions. Technology and finance transfer at the international climate negotiations. Various Climate Change, Carbon Emissions
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33 Mr. Thapelo Letete
Energy Research Centre
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 2826
Fax: +27 (21) 650 2830
Email: t.letete@uct.ac.za
National greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. Energy and transport analysis. Bio-energy supply chain modeling and analysis. Energy-economic-environment interactions. International climate change negotiations. Various Climate Change, Carbon Emissions
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34 Dr. Amos Madhlopa
Energy Research Centre
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 6503797
Fax:+27 (21) 6502830
Email: amos.madhlopa@uct.ac.za
Solar radiation measurement & analysis, energy system development, energy-water nexus, rural community energy provision. Various Sustainable energy
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35 Prof Azeem Khan
Energy Research Centre
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 5956
Email: azeem.khan@uct.ac.za
Wind Energy, electrical machines, electric drives various Wind Energy
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36 Prof Paul Barendse
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 4489
Email: paul.barendse@uct.ac.za
Wind Energy, electrical machines, electric drives various PV, Fuel Cells
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37 Prof Komla Folly
Professor
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 650 44905956
Email: komla.folly@uct.ac.za
renewable energy integration, power system stabilit various Renewable energy integration
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University of Fort Hare
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38 Prof. Edson L Meyer
Fort Hare Institute of Technology
University of Fort Hare
Private Bag x1314 Alice, 5700 SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27 (40) 602 2086
Fax: +27 (40) 653 0665
Email: emeyer@ufh.ac.za
Photovoltaic modules and systems and photochemical solar cells (PhD: 1 completed, 3 current; MSc: 2 completed, 1 current). Energy efficiency, energy efficient buildings and building integrated photovoltaics (PhD: 1 completed, 2 current). Biomass gasification and co-gasification of coal and biomass (PhD: 1 completed, 1 current; MSc: 1 current). Prof. EE van Dyk, NMMU Dr. DK Irurah, WITS Prof. TK Hillie, CSIR Dr. J Jörgens, SU Prof. OD Dintchev, TUT Prof. LJ Grobbelaar, NWU Photovoltaic Systems Energy Efficient Buildings Biomass
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Nelson Mandela University
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39 Prof Ernest van Dyk
Director: CER Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: +27 (41) 504 2255
Fax: +27 (41) 504 2573
Email: Ernest.vanDyk@nmmu.ac.za
    Photovoltaics Research Interest and Activities
  • - Photovoltaic materials characterization
  • - Solar cell and PV module characterization
  • - Performance monitoring
  • - System performance evaluationand monitoring
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40 Dr Freddie Vorster
Department:CER Photovoltaics Research Group
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: 041 5043051
Email: frederik.vorster@nmmu.ac.za
Photovoltaics characterisation research and testing, Concentrator Photovoltaics development, research and characterisation, Resource and energy yield assessment, Small wind t‎urbine technology. CER (NMMU), CRSES (SUN), PPRE (Oldenburg University) Photovoltaics Research , Characterisation, Testing, Teaching
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41 Dr Deon Raubenheimer
Professor of Physics
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: +27 (41) 504 4550
Email: deon.raubenheimer@nmmu.ac.za
Sustainable Energy System Specification and Design, Engineering Forensic Science
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42 Prof Russell Phillips
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: 041 504 3609
Email: russell.phillips@nmmu.ac.za
Small winnd turbines and kW size CSP. RE short learning programmes. RERG (NMU)
CER (NMU)
Wind energy, solar thermal
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International
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43 Prof Alan Brent
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, AM413, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
Tel: 04 463 5960
Email: alan.brent@ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Sustainable development, technology management, renewable energy policy and financing SPL (SU), GSTM (UP), ERC (UCT), USB (SU), IE (SU) Solar thermal energy, carbon emissions, bio-fuels
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44 Paul Gauche, Ph.D.
Manager, CSP Department and NSTTF, Sandia National Laboratoires, PO Box 5800, MS-1127, albuguergue, NM 87185-112 (0) 505.844.0964), (C) 505.274.8493
Tel: 04 463 5960
Email: pgauche@sandia.gov
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), energy systems analysis and planning, Systems Engineering, Renewable energy grid integration Industrial Engineering (Extraordinary associate professor, SU) NREL, DLR, SolarPaces (IEA), UP, ETH Zurich, Stuttgart University, CSIR Solar thermal, concentrating solar power, systems engineering, grid integration, renewable energy, technology development, strategic planning
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45 Prof Frank Dinter
Desarrollo estrategico, Fraunhofer Chile Research Centre for solar Energy Technologies (CSET) Centre de Innovacion UC Anacleto Angelini, Piso 8 Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiogo, Chile
Tel: +56 2 2378 1668
Cell: +56 9 94044 7166
Email: frankdinter@sun.ac.za
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