Two UJ experts among the world’s top researchers in the fields of electronics and electrical engineering

Date: Mar 9, 2023 | Faculties, News, Research

Two academics from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have been named among the Top 5 Electronics and Electrical Engineering Scientists in South Africa. This is according to the 2023 Edition of the Rankings of Best Scientists in the area of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. The two are Qing-Guo Wang, a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science and Dr J.D. van Wyk, a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers at UJ.

On 23 February 2023,, a leading academic platform released the 9th edition of the annual ranking for best scientists in the area of electronics and electrical engineering. This report, which contains the list of leading scholars, intends to offer the academic community increased awareness of the significant research contributions made by those at the forefront of electronics and electrical engineering research.


Ranked first in South Africa and in the top 500 globally, Prof Wang’s research includes modeling, estimation, prediction, control, optimisation and automation for sectors such as industrial and environmental processes, energy, and medical engineering. He has worked with companies such as Siemens, Yokogawa, and DuPont; published more than 270 papers in international journals and authored/co-authored seven books and received more than 12 000 citations.

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Dr. van Wyk is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. His studies deal with areas such as Electronic circuit, Emphasis, Chip, Systems engineering and Electronics as well as Power electronics. He has been author and co-author of more than 600 publications, receiving 24 publication awards for this work, including 15 IEEE prize paper awards.

The 9th edition of the ranking of the best scientists in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is based on data compiled from multiple sources, including OpenAlex and CrossRef. Position in the ranking is determined by a scientist’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for the discipline under consideration. A detailed definition of the research process can be found on methodology page .

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