Maarten J. Kamper received the MSc (Eng) and PhD (Eng) degrees from the Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1987 and 1996, respectively. In 1989, he joined the academic staff of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University, where he is currently a Professor of electrical machines and drives. His research area is computer-aided design and the control of reluctance, permanent magnet, and induction electrical machine drives, with applications in electric transportation and renewable energy. Prof Kamper is a South African National Research Foundation supported scientist and a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa. He is a senior member of the IEEE and acts as Associate Editor of the Electric Machine Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.