Energy Systems

Werner Heinrich Kaiser

Werner Kaiser is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the School of Mechanical engineering at the North-West University. He has been invlolved in Engineering educatgion since 1998 and has lectured various courses in thermal fluid science, Mechanics of machines, Computer aided drawing at the North-West Unviersity and the Tshwane University of Technology. He has worked for 5 years in industry, where was involved in Energy management projects as well as being a test engineer for the PBMR high-pressure test bench.

George van Schoor

George van Schoor was born in Cape Town, South Africa on November 13, 1963. He received the B Eng, M.Eng and D.Eng degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), South Africa in 1985, 1987 and 2001 respectively.

L.J. Grobler

Prof. L.J. Grobler is a professor in Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, and was appointed as dean of the Faculty of Engineering in 2012. Apart from lecturing, he also mentors students that are busy with their Master and PhD Studies. He has authorized or co-authored more than 60 articles on energy related issues in local and international journals and presented or co-presented more than 80 papers at local and international conferences.

Kenny Uren

Kenny Uren is an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.  He specialises in the fields of mathematical systems modelling and control theory.  He received the B. Eng., M. Eng. and PhD degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus, South Africa in 2003, 2005 and 2009 respectively.  Kenny is a member of the McTronX research group that has a core focus on mathematical modelling, mechatronic systems and control theory.

Rupert Gouws

Prof Rupert Gouws is presently an associate professor at the North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom, South Africa. He holds a B.Eng, M.Eng (cum laude) and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the NWU (Potchefstroom campus). After completion of his studies he joined Energy Cybernetics where he managed, performed, assisted and presented the results of energy audits, measurement and verification activities and energy related research activities to various stakeholders.