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Departmental Staff and Research Areas

Listed below is the academic staff members indicating the contact details, research areas and research links/profiles.

PROF. PM MASHININI

Associate Professor
Head of Department

Tel: 011 559 6136 / 6652

Email: mmashinini@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7220B

Welding and Processing of Light metals:
Development and utilization of friction welding and laser beam welding techniques for materials processing and joining e.g. Titanium alloys, Aluminium alloys. Laser Shock Peening and Additive Manufacturing.

Development of Composite Materials:
Development of new composite material, reinforcement of polymers with metallic powders for property improvement, compo-casting, 3-D printing/scanning.

Advanced Machining processes:
EDM/Wire-EDM, Laser Cutting, Abrasive Water Jet Machining, Accumulative Roll Bonding.

PROF. K GUPTA

Associate Professor

Tel: 011 559 9081

Email: kgupta@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7225

Advanced Machining Processes
(EDM/Wire-EDM, Laser Cutting, Abrasive Water Jet Machining)

Sustainable/Green Machining
(Sustainable Cooling & Lubrication- MQL, Coated and Textured Tool Based Machining, Machinability enhancement of DTM materials)

Micro and Precision Machining
Gear Technology (Advanced Machining of Miniature Gears and Sustainable Manufacturing of Gears)
Engineering Education 4.0 (T&L).

PROF. LK TARTIBU

Associate Professor

Tel: 011 559 6476

Email: ltartibu@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7229

Applied thermal engineering;
Electricity generation and refrigeration using thermo-acoustic technology;
Engineering optimization;
artificial intelligence and
Mechanical vibration.

DR. SL GQIBANI

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6795

Email: samuelg@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7228

Engineering education

MR. P STACHELHAUS

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6142

Email: peterst@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7232

High speed sensors/cameras, conveyor belts systems

MR. P SIMELANE

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6140

Email: psimelane@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7230

Polymer matrix composite, Development of composite materials & 3-D Printing of composite materials, Accumulative Roll Bonding.

DR. D KALLON

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6941

Email: dkallon@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7226

Industrial grinding mills, Nuclear Physics, Computational Mechanics, Acoustics Technologies, Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Optimization, Vibration Analysis, Water Research and Engineering Education.

DR. OT LASEINDE

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6137

Email: otlaseinde@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7237

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, robotics & automatic control
Research involving 3D simulation in unity, SACADA/PLC control systems, mini projects using

Arduino/Rasberry Optimization & Performance improvement
Alternative power system optimization (solar PV heat recovery systems), ground water system optimization, water facility modelling

Engineering Teaching and Learning
Virtual Learning and cyber physical learning platforms, higher education teaching alignment

DR. C ANGHEL

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6111

Email: canghel@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7234

High precision machining and cutting

DR. F CHIROMO

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6447

Email: fchiromo@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7244

Supply chain management, Quality management, Manufacturing systems & Business incubation.

DR. C ANGHEL

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6111

Email: canghel@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7234

High precision machining and cutting

DR. R MUTYAVAVIRE

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6270

Email: rmutyavavire@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7240

Operations research, Decision support systems & Engineering education.

DR. M NKOSI

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6474

Email: mnkosi@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7243

Human factors engineering, maintenance engineering, pressure vessels and ethics in engineering practice.

MR. E BAKAYA-KYAHURWA

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6017

Email: ebakaya@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7237

Renewable energy, heating & cooling systems, thermal engineering.

MR. AT BALOYI

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6489

Email: amukelanib@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7233

Quality management, work study & productivity

MR. P DUBE

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6024

Email: partsond@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7242

Product modularization, Supply chain.

MR. TV HASHE

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 9067

Email: vhashe@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7235

Hydrogen (Generation and Storage), Solar Energy (Cooling and Heating in buildings), Composite Materials, Reability Engineering, Engineering Management, Engine Air Filtrations, Mobile Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, Steam and Energy Savings in Production  Systems.

MR. OJ KAELO  

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 9066

Email: ojkaelo@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7223

Polymer matrix composite, Development of composite materials.

MR. T KUNENE  

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6978

Email: tkunene@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7245

1. Fluid mechanics, Atomic Layer Deposition,  Micro fluids, Turbomachinery and Magnetohydrodynamics fluids (Liquid Metals), Multiphase, Fluid-Structure-Interactions.

2. Energy efficiency optimization and Energy Management

MR. T MILLER    

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6615

Email: tmiller@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7247

1. High precision machining and cutting.

2. Arduino and Rasberry pie projects (sensors and motor control).

3. Renewable,Solar Energy and Heat Transfer.

4 Electrical Propulsion and Energy Storage.

5. Stress Analysis and CAD.

MR. D MUKHAWANA

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6642

Email: mmukhawana@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7227

Material joining techniques: Friction welding, laser welding & processing, & Fatigue testing &residual stress measurements. Process optimization

MR. BN MUSHWANA 

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6916

Email: bmushwana@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 72451

Engineering Education

MR. H STEENKAMP   

Lecturer

Tel: 011 559 6278

Email: rsteenkamp@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7239

Engineering education; systems engineering, using industrial engineering to optimise non-manufacturing environments e.g. Hospitals, schools and municipalities.

Non-Academic Staff Members

MS. M. MAHOMED    

Senior Technician

Tel: 011 559 6774

Email: muhsinam@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB G305

Friction welding.

MR. W. TLALI   

Senior Technician

Tel: 011 559 6139

Email: williamt@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB G313

MR. N. MAIBELA  

Technician

Tel: 011 559 6714

Email: nicholasm@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 1304

Industry 4.0 in Engineering Laboratories and Automation.

MS. L.L. BOLILITYE   

Departmental Secretary

Tel: 011 559 6136

Email: llbolilitye@uj.ac.za

Office No: JOB 7222

Business Administration.

MR. T. MASWANGATHI

Lab Assistant

Tel: 011 559 6139

Office No: JOB G313

MS. S. MASHAO   

Refreshments Assistant

Tel: 011 559 6136

Office No: JOB 7222

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