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Name: Hannelie Nel
Location: Block B, B Green 10 Bunting Road Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 1711


About Prof Hannelie Nel


Doctorate in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Risk Management in Business, Quality Management and Cost of Quality, Business Process Improvement, Women in Engineering

Academic Profile
Prof Hannelie Nel is an Associate Professor at the Postgraduate School of Engineering Management at the University of Johannesburg and a registered Professional Engineer. She holds a DEng Engineering Management, an MSc Industrial Engineering, and a BEng Chemical Engineering; and has over 20 years’ experience in both industry and academia. She served as Past President of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering and is currently an Honorary Fellow. She was twice nominated for the prestigious Kris Adendorff Award as most outstanding Industrial Engineering professional in South Africa; and was recognized for professional contribution with two SAIIE Special Commendation Awards. As former Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at UJ, she founded the UJ-Group Five Women in Engineering and the Built Environment program for the recognition of excellence by technical women in Southern Africa. Consequently, she received the IEEE WIE Award for Human Capital Development in Science, Engineering and Technology and was a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women in Business Awards. Hannelie is an international author and speaker with over 50 publications and two professional books to date, Leadership and Agency of Women Engineers in South Africa and The Development of Women and Young Professionals in STEM Careers, published as co-author. In 2016, she became member of the International Women’s Forum, an invitation-only network of the most accomplished women leaders in the world. Hannelie also works with Consulting Engineers South Africa to develop young and experienced technical women in Leadership in the industry.