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Professor - Structural Engineering
Name: Morgan Dundu
Location: B1 Lab 209, Civil Engineering Science, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Department of Civil Engineering Science Academic Staff, Department of Civil Engineering Science Staff, FEBE Professors  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 3815


About Prof Morgan Dundu

Qualifications: PhD Structural Engineering (Wits), MSc Structural Engineering (Wits), BSc Civil Engineering (University of Zimbabwe)

Professional Membership: Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE).
Member of the International Association of Bridge & Structural Engineering (MIABSE).
Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Steel Construction – Design and Research, European Convention of Constructional Steelwork (MECCS).
Member of the Standards Association of Southern Africa (MSASA).
Member of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (MCSSA).
Member of the South African Society for Engineering Education (MSASEE).

Additional Departmental Role (s): Coordinator of MEng Structural Engineering (Coursework) Programme

Area of Specialisation: Structural Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Cold-formed steel structures,
  • Composite concrete-steel structures,
  • Retrofitted reinforced concrete structures,
  • Structural sandwich panels and Reliability of steel structures.

Publication Profiles: Scopus, Google Scholar


Professor  Morgan Dundu is an NRF-rated established researcher in Structural Engineering, and serves as a Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Science. From 2015 to 2017, he served as Vice-Dean: Teaching, Learning and Operations in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to that he served as the Head of School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, in the same Faculty.

During his 26-year academic career he has taught Structural Engineering modules at the National University of Science & Technology, from 1997 to 1999, University of the Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2003, and at the University of Johannesburg from 2004 to the present. He is a recipient of several awards, and these include two Wits Post-Graduate Merit Awards, patent (SA patent 2005/06651) for developing cold-formed steel portal-framed structures and a Patent Incentive Award by the NRF.