Prof. Eduard Eitelberg

Prof. Eduard Eitelberg

Prof. Eduard Eitelberg

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Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Current Position: Lecturer

Education :

LL.D.(Doctor Legum) 2004, Commercial Law. University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

LL.M.2001 (cum laude), International Commercial Law. University of Durban-Westville, South Africa.

Professional Engineer1986 – present, South Africa.

Habilitation(Dr.-Ing. habil.) 1982, Control Engineering. Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

Dr.-Ing.1979 (with distinction), Control Engineering. Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

Dipl.-Ing.1976 (with distinction), Electrical Engineering. Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

Research Interests
  • 1. Currently
  • 2.  ‘system interaction’ and ‘authority and accountability

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Refereed Papers

  1. Ed. Eitelberg and Ed. Boje: (2007)Implicit Quasi Steady State Approximation and Application to a Power Plant Evaporator.ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Jan. 2007, Vol. 129/1, pp. 66–71.
  2. Ed. Eitelberg: (2007)Macro dynamic feedback interaction between trade and production.Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control. Volume 17, Issue 2-3, pp. 203–224.
  3. Ed. Eitelberg and C.H. Houpis: (2007)Isaac M. Horowitz: An essential singularity in the complex domain of control theory (1920–2005).Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control. Volume 17, Issue 2-3, pp. 95–105.
  4. Ed. Eitelberg: (2006)On multi-loop interaction and relative and Bristol gains.ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Dec. 2006, Vol. 128, pp. 929–937.
  5. Ed. Eitelberg: (2006)Convolution Invariance and Corrected Impulse Invariance.Signal Processing, Vol. 86, Issue 5, pp. 1116–1120.
  6. Ed. Eitelberg and Ed. Boje: (2004)Water circulation control during once-through boiler start-up.Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 677–685.SAIMC Negretti Medal for the best paper in 2005.
  7. Ed. Boje and Ed. Eitelberg: (2003)Augmented Kalman filtering for a superheated steam header system.IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. (Special Issue on Control of Industrial Spatially Distributed Processes.) Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 773–781.
  8. Ed. Eitelberg: (2003)Some Peculiarities of Load Sharing Control.Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 607–618.
  9. Ed. Eitelberg: (2002)Autonomy of documentary credit undertakings in South African Law?The South African Law Journal, Vol. 119. Part 1, pp. 120–137.
  10. Ed. Eitelberg (guest editor): (2001/2002)Editorial for the Isaac Horowitz Special Issue.Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, Part 1: Vol. 11, Issue. 10, pp. 883–886; Part 2: Vol. 12, Issue. 4, pp. 287–288.
  11. Ed. Eitelberg: (2000)The slope of a transfer function.Int. J. Control, Vol. 73, No. 13, pp. 1249–1254.
  12. Ed. Eitelberg: (2000)Quantitative feedback design for tracking error tolerance.Automatica, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 319–326.
  13. Ed. Eitelberg: (1999)Load sharing in a multivariable temperature control system.Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 7, No. 11, pp. 1369–1377.
  14. Ed. Eitelberg: (1999)Performance of unstable control loops with limits.Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 7, pp. 517–522.
  15. Ed. Eitelberg: (1998)mc2 from Newton’s second law.Galilean Electrodynamics, Vol. 9, No. 5, p. 93.
  16. Ed. Eitelberg, E. S. Boje: (1991)Feedback controller design for plants with modes and disturbances above the sampling frequency.Int. J. Systems Sci., Vol. 22, No. 9, pp. 1553–1562.
  17. Ed. Eitelberg: (1991)Correspondence on ‘Water-arc explosions’.Galilean Electrodynamics, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 76–77.
  18. Ed. Eitelberg: (1991)What is the amount of matter?Galilean Electrodynamics, Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 75.
  19. Ed. Eitelberg: (1991)Feed forward into local loops of plant modifying cascaded feedback systems.Int. J. Control, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 1467–1481.
  20. Ed. Eitelberg, L. Heystek: (1990)The reduction of bias in passive range estimation.The Transactions of the SAIEE, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 13–17.
  21. E. S. Boje, Ed. Eitelberg: (1989)On Non-Minimum Phase Behaviour in D.C. Servo Systems.The Transactions of the SAIEE (Special Issue on Power Drives), Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 43–46.
  22. J. Samuel, Ed. Eitelberg: (1989)Tuning Forks: The Problem of Striking.The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 1–6.
  23. Ed. Eitelberg: (1988)Sampling rate design based on (1-sT/2).Int. J. Control, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1423–1432.
  24. Ed. Eitelberg: (1988)Continuous-time system representation with exact macro difference expressions.Int. J. Control, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 1207-1212.
  25. Ed. Eitelberg, J. C. Balda, E. S. Boje, R. G. Harley: (1988)Stabilizing SSR Oscillations with a Shunt Reactor Controller for Uncertain Levels of Series Compensation.IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. PS-3, No. 3, pp. 936–943.
  26. Ed. Eitelberg: (1987)Pole-Zero Cancellation in Discrete-Time Transfer Functions.Int. J. Control, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 1481–1483.
  27. Ed. Eitelberg, J. C. Balda, R. G. Harley: (1987)A Model Reduction Technique Suitable for Optimal Controller Design in High-Order Power Systems.Electric Power Systems Research, No. 12, pp. 51–62.
  28. Ed. Eitelberg: (1987)A Regulating and Tracking PI(D) Controller.Int. J. Control, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 91–95.
  29. J.C.Balda, R.E.Fairbairn, R.G.Harley, J.L.Rodgerson, Ed.Eitelberg: (1987)Measurement of Synchronous Machine Parameters by a Modified Frequency Response Method – Part II: Measured Results.IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. EC-2, No. 4, pp. 652–656.
  30. J.C.Balda, M.F.Hadingham, R.E.Fairbairn, R.G.Harley, Ed.Eitelberg: (1987)Measurement of Synchronous Machine Parameters by a Modified Frequency Response Method – Part I: Theory.IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. EC-2, No. 4, pp. 646–651.
  31. J. C. Balda, R. G. Harley, Ed. Eitelberg: (1987)Damping of Torsional Shaft Oscillations in Two Interacting Neighbouring Turbogenerators.IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. EC-2, No. 1, pp. 108–114.
  32. Ed. Eitelberg, R. G. Harley: (1987)Estimating Synchronous Machine Electrical Parameters from Frequency Response Tests.IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. EC-2, No. 1, pp. 132–136.
  33. E. S. Boje, I. Horowitz, Ed. Eitelberg: (1986)The Application of Quantitative Feedback Theory to a Practical Plant with Time Delay and Parameter Uncertainty.The Transactions of the SAIEE, November 1986, pp. 179–185.
  34. Ed. Eitelberg: (1986)Deterministic Optimal State Estimation.Automatisierungstechnik 34, No. 10, pp. 394–397.
  35. J. C. Balda, Ed. Eitelberg, R. G. Harley: (1986)Optimal Output Feedback Design of a Shunt Reactor Controller for Damping Torsional Oscillations.Electric Power Systems Research, No. 10, pp. 25–33.
  36. Ed. Eitelberg, J. C. Balda, R. G. Harley: (1986)Optimization of Physical Parameters in Linear Turbogenerator Controllers.The Transactions of the SAIEE, January 1986, pp. 12–19.
  37. Ed. Eitelberg: (1985)Comments on: ‘A Method for Auto-tuning of PID Control Parameters’.Automatica, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 505.
  38. Ed. Eitelberg: (1985)Transformation of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems with a Single Singular Singularly-Perturbed Differential Equation.Int. J. Control, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 1301–1316.
  39. Ed. Eitelberg: (1983)A simple A2-Stable Numerical Method for State Space Models with Stiff Oscillations.Math. Comput. Simulation, Vol. XXV, No. 4, pp. 346–355.
  40. Ed. Eitelberg, G. Roppenecker: (1983)Comments on ‘A necessary condition for optimization in the frequency domain’ and on ‘Optimization and pole placement for a single input controllable system’.Int. J. Control, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 493–494.
  41. Ed. Eitelberg: (1983)State-Space for Nonlinear Algebraically Constrained Dynamical Systems.Int. J. Control, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 1433–1447.
  42. Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)Model Reduction and Perturbation Structures.Int. J. Control, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1029–1050.
  43. Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)Comments on Model Reduction by Minimizing the Equation Error.IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. AC-27, No. 4, pp. 1000–1002.
  44. Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)Lineare optimale Regelung mit Struktureinschränkungen.Regelungstechnik 30, Heft 5, pp. 175–180.
  45. Ed. Eitelberg, M. Rode: (1982)On model reduction and iterative calculation of optimal output feedback gains.Int. J. Control, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 561–571.
  46. Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)A comment on ‘The Phenomenon of Homeopatic Instability in Dynamical Systems’.Int. J. Control, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 193.
  47. Ed. Eitelberg: (1981)Model Reduction by Minimizing the Equation Error.Int. J. Control, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1113–1123.
  48. Ed. Eitelberg: (1981)Eine deterministische Interpretation für die lineare optimale Regelung.Regelungstechnik 29, Heft 6, pp. 195–197.
  49. Ed. Eitelberg: (1980)Modellreduktion für ein Tiefseeförderrohr.Regelungstechnik 28, Heft 12, pp. 409–419.
  50. Ed. Eitelberg: (1981)Modular Simulation of Large Stiff Systems.International Journal of Modelling & Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 32–36.
  51. Ed. Eitelberg: (1979)Optimale Regelung mit Hilfe der Ljapunov – statt der Riccati-Gleichung.Regelungstechnik 27, Heft 11, pp. 370–371.
  52. Ed. Eitelberg: (1979)Numerical Simulation of Stiff Systems with a Diagonal Splitting Method.Mathematics and Computers in Simulation XXI. pp. 109–115.
  53. J. Franke, Ed. Eitelberg, G. Kallina, H. Weber, U. Witte: (1979)Vorausberechnung des dynamischen Verhaltens eines Kraftwerksblockes.VGB Kraftwerkstechnik 59, Heft 2, pp. 124–128.
  54. Ed. Eitelberg: (1978)Modellreduktion durch Minimieren des Gleichungsfehlers.Regelungstechnik 26, Heft 10, pp. 320–322.
  55. Ed. Eitelberg, H. Hanselmann: (1978)Comments ‘On System Realization by Matrix Generalized Inverses’.Int. J. Control, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 651–652.
Books
  1. Ed. Eitelberg: (2003)Trading with Expectations: Natural and Positive Law Foundations of Monetary Value.NOYB Press, Durban, 228 pages, ISBN 0-620-31529-6.
  2. Ed. Boje and Ed. Eitelberg (editors): (2003)Quantitative Feedback Theory and Robust Frequency Domain Methods.Proceedings of the 6th International QFT Symposium: December 2003, University of Cape Town, South Africa, ISBN 0-620-31552-0.
  3. Ed. Eitelberg: (2000)Control Engineering.NOYB Press, Durban, 437 pages ISBN 0-620-26359-8.
  4. Ed. Boje and Ed. Eitelberg (editors): (1999)Quantitative Feedback Theory and Robust Frequency Domain Methods.Proceedings of the 4th International QFT Symposium: August 1999, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, 239 pages, ISBN 1-86840-330-0.
  5. Ed. Eitelberg: (1999)Load Sharing Control.NOYB Press, Durban, 240 pages, ISBN 0-620-23537-3.
  6. Ed. Eitelberg: (1991)Optimal Estimation for Engineers.NOYB Press, Durban ISBN 0-620-13189-6.
  7. Ed. Eitelberg: (1983)Perturbationstechniken bei der Optimierung grosser linearer Regelungssysteme.VDI Verlag, Duesseldorf, 222 pages, ISSN 0341-1672. (Habilitationsschrift)
  8. Ed. Eitelberg: (1979)Modellreduktion linearer zeitinvarianter Systeme durch Minimieren des Gleichungsfehlers.HochschulVerlag, Freiburg, 94 pages. ISBN 3-8107-2117-4. (Dissertation)
Book Chapters
  1. Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)Chapter XV: Modular Simulation of Large Stiff Systems.In ‘Progress in Modelling and Simulation’ (ed. F. E. Cellier). Academic Press, London, pp. 281–292.
  2. G. Lausterer, Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)Chapter 11: Experimental Applications of Distributed-Parameter Control Theory.In ‘Distributed-Parameter Control Systems: Theory and Application’ (ed. S. G. Tzafestas). Pergamon Press, Oxford, New York, pp. 329–366.
  3. J.Franke, G.Kallina, G.Lausterer, Ed.Eitelberg, U.Witte, H.Weber: (1980)Kapitel VIII: Simulation des Betriebsverhaltens von Dampferzeugern.In ‘Jahrbuch der Dampferzeugertechnik’. Vol. IX, Vulkan-Verlag, Essen, pp. 541–555.\
  4. Ed. Eitelberg: (1978)Numerical Simulation of Stiff Systems with a Diagonal Splitting Method.In ‘Simulation of Control Systems’ (ed. I. Troch). IMACS, North Holland, pp. 95–96.

Other Publications

Patents
  1. Ed. Eitelberg: (2010)Method of and System for Determining Proportional and Integral Control Parameter Values for a Feedback Control System.South African Patent No. 2010/05422, ceded to UKZN. Duration: 29 July 2010-2030
  2. Ed. Eitelberg: (1990)Electronic tuning apparatus.RSA Patent No. 89/9392, 26 September 1990.
  3. Ed. Eitelberg: (1987)Tuning forks.RSA Patent No. 87/0556, 30 September 1987.
Refereed Conference Papers
  1. Ed. Eitelberg: (2007)Counsel and Command in a University.Invited plenary paper at the 8th International Symposium on Quantitative Feedback Theory and Robust Frequency Domain Methods, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, July 2007.
  2. Ed. Eitelberg and Resham Singh: (2007)Balancing an inertial wheel on a fixed-pivot inverted pendulum.8th International Symposium on Quantitative Feedback Theory and Robust Frequency Domain Methods, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, July 2007.
  3. D. Mukosa, Ed. Boje and Ed. Eitelberg: (2006)Gain scheduled control of a once-through boiler during hot start up.SACAC Control Conference 2006, 6–7 July 2006, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, pp. 13–18.
  4. Ed. Eitelberg: (2006)Macro dynamic price and production cycles.SACAC Control Conference 2006, 6–7 July 2006, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, pp. 116–119.
  5. Ed. Eitelberg: (2006)Macro dynamic feedback interaction between trade and production.Invited plenary talk at the Control Engineering CEA/IFAC Meeting, 14–15 March 2006, the Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
  6. R. F. Chidzonga and Ed. Eitelberg: (2003)Controlling velocity and steering for bicycle stabilisation.First African Control Conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa, December 2003, pp. 181–186.
  7. Ed. Eitelberg and Ed. Boje: (2003)Quasi steady state modelling of an evaporator.First African Control Conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa, December 2003, pp. 169–174.
  8. Ed. Eitelberg: (2003)On multivariable tracking.6th International Symposium on Quantitative Feedback Theory (in conjunction with the First African Control Conference), University of Cape Town, South Africa, December 2003, (Vol. 2) pp. 514–519.
  9. Ed. Eitelberg: (2001)Digital Implementation of Controllers.5th International Symposium on Quantitative Feedback Theory, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, August 2001, pp. 141–150.
  10. Ed. Eitelberg: (2001)Some Peculiarities of Load Sharing Control.Invited keynote address at the 5th International Symposium on Quantitative Feedback Theory, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, August 2001, pp. 1–7.
  11. Ed. Eitelberg: (1999)Cascaded control from the perspective of Load Sharing Control.4th International Symposium on Quantitative Feedback Theory, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, August 1999. Proceedings pp. 149–160, ISBN 1-86840-330-0.
  12. Ed. Eitelberg: (1994)PID Controller Application In Frequency Domain.Invited keynote speech at the 1994 R.O.C. Automatic Control Conference, CSIST, Lung-Tan, Taiwan R.O.C., March 1994. Proceedings pp. 1–29.The South African Institute of Measurement and Control Application Symposium, Durban, South Africa, June 1994.SAIMC Negretti Medal for the best paper in 1994.
  13. Ed. Eitelberg: (1992)Storage size from process control bandwidth specification and the other way around.Quantitative Feedback Theory Symposium, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, USA, August 1992. Proceedings pp. 264–274.
  14. Ed. Eitelberg: (1992)QFT industrial applications: past, present and future.Invited banquet speech at the Quantitative Feedback Theory Symposium, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, USA, August 1992. Proceedings pp. 15–18.
  15. Ed. Eitelberg: (1991)Some neglected aspects of industrial instrumentation.Sastech Process Control and Instrumentation Symposium, Secunda, South Africa, October 1991.
  16. E. S. Boje, Ed. Eitelberg: (1991)On identification of time delay via the approximation .The 9th IFAC/IFORS Symposium on ‘Identification and System Parameter Estimation’, Budapest, Hungary, July 1991. Preprints pp. 1501–1505.
  17. Ed. Eitelberg, E. S. Boje: (1991)Teaching Quantitative Feedback Design to Undergraduates.IFAC Symposium on ‘Advances in Control Education’, Boston, USA, June 1991.
  18. Ed. Eitelberg, L. Heystek: (1989)On Bias in Nonlinear (Kalman) Filtering.The IEEE SA Conference on ‘Communications and Signal Processing’, Somerset West, South Africa, June 1989. Proceedings pp. 31–36.
  19. Ed. Eitelberg, E. S. Boje: (1989)Some practical low frequency bounds in quantitative feedback design.The IEEE International Conference on ‘Control and Applications’, Jerusalem, Israel, April 1989. Proceedings pp. WP211–WP215.
  20. Ed. Eitelberg, J. C. Balda, E. S. Boje, R. G. Harley: (1987)Stabilizing SSR Oscillations with a Shunt Reactor Controller for Uncertain Levels of Series Compensation.IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, New York, USA, July 1987.
  21. J. C. Balda, Ed. Eitelberg, R. G. Harley: (1987)A Model Reduction Technique for High-Order Power Systems and its Application to a Notch Filter Design for a Dynamic Current Compensator for SSR Suppression.The 9th Power Systems Computation Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 1987. Proceedings pp. 907–911.
  22. J.C.Balda, R.E.Fairbairn, R.G.Harley, J.L.Rodgerson, Ed.Eitelberg: (1987)Measurement of Synchronous Machine Parameters by a Modified Frequency Response Method – Part II: Measured Results.IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, New York, USA, February 1987.
  23. J.C.Balda, M.F.Hadingham, R.E.Fairbairn, R.G.Harley, Ed.Eitelberg: (1987)Measurement of Synchronous Machine Parameters by a Modified Frequency Response Method – Part I: Theory.IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, New York, USA, February 1987.
  24. J. C. Balda, R. G. Harley, Ed. Eitelberg: (1986)Damping of Torsional Shaft Oscillations in Two Interacting Neighbouring Turbogenerators.IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, New York, USA, February 1986.
  25. Ed. Eitelberg, R. G. Harley: (1986)Estimating Synchronous Machine Electrical Parameters from Frequency Response Tests.IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, New York, USA, February 1986.
  26. Ed. Eitelberg: (1985)Designing Optimal PI-Controllers.The Third SACAC Symposium on ‘Control Theory and Applications’, Durban, South Africa, June 1985. Proceedings pp. 10–19.
  27. G. Lausterer, J. Franke, Ed. Eitelberg: (1983)Modular Modelling Applied to a BENSON Boiler.IFAC Workshop on ‘Modelling and Control of Power Plants’, Como, Italy, September 1983.
  28. Ed. Eitelberg: (1982)Parameter Studies of a Class of Robust L-stable Integration Methods.The 10th IMACS World Congress, Montreal, Canada, August 1982. Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 22–24.
  29. G. Lausterer, Ed. Eitelberg, J. Franke: (1981)A Nonlinear Model and Control Scheme for BENSON Boilers.The 8th IFAC World Congress, Kyoto, Japan, August 1981. Preprints, Vol. XX, pp. 72–77.
  30. Ed. Eitelberg: (1981)Model Reduction and Regular Perturbation for Optimal Control of Large Linear Systems.The 8th IFAC World Congress, Kyoto, Japan, August 1981. Preprints, Vol. IX, pp. 104–109.
  31. K. Mann, Ed. Eitelberg: (1981)Simulation of electrical processes at nerve fibres.The Third International IASTED Symposium on ‘Modelling, Identification and Control’, Davos, Switzerland, February 1981. Proceedings pp. 173–177.
  32. G. Lausterer, J. Franke, Ed. Eitelberg: (1980)Mathematical Modelling of a Steam Generator.IFAC/IFIP Conference on ‘Digital Computer Applications to Process Control’, Düsseldorf, Germany, October 1980. Preprints pp. 411–417.
  33. Ed. Eitelberg: (1980)Low Order Lumped Model of an Ocean Mining Transport Pipe.International Symposium on ‘Systems Analysis and Simulation 1980’, Berlin/East, Germany, September 1980. Proceedings pp. 318–322.
  34. Ed. Eitelberg: (1980)Modular Simulation of Large Stiff Systems.Third International IASTED Symposium ‘SIMULATION ’80’, June 1980, Interlaken, Switzerland.
  35. Ed. Eitelberg: (1979)Interactive Model Reduction by Minimizing the Weighted Equation Error.IFAC Symposium on ‘Computer Aided Design of Control Systems’, Zürich, Switzerland, August 1979. Preprints pp. 47–52. (Proceedings published in 1980 by the Pergamon Press.)
  36. J. Franke, Ed. Eitelberg, G. Kallina, H. Weber, U. Witte: (1979)Vorausberechnung des dynamischen Verhaltens eines Kraftwerksblockes.VGB Kraftwerkstechnik 59, Heft 2, pp. 124–128.
  37. Ed. Eitelberg: (1978)Numerical Simulation of Stiff Systems with a Diagonal Splitting Method.In ‘Simulation of Control Systems’ (ed. I. Troch). IMACS, North Holland, pp. 95–96.
Other
  1. Ed. Eitelberg: (2000)Writing and Recording.Letters of Credit and Credit Cards in International Credit Transfer.Articles for the LL.M. degree, University of Durban-Westville. (Dissertation)

Academic Appointments

2012-present Head of Department, ORT Braude College, Department of Electrical &  Electronic Engineering

2011-present Full Professor, ORT Braude College, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

2010-2011 Post-retirement research and teaching contracts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Department  of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering

2010-present Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal

2009-2009 Dean (acting), Faculty of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Teaching Experience

ORT Braude College
  •  Post-graduate Courses:   Nil
  • Undergraduate Courses:  Signals and Systems   Thermodynamics  Digital Control Systems  Instrumentation
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Post-graduate Courses:
International Business Law  International Trade and Banking
Undergraduate Courses:
Modelling and Simulation  Control Systems 1  Control Systems 2  Microcontroller Programming  Digital Signal Processing  Design Project 1  Design Project 2
University of Natal
 Post-graduate Courses:
  Optimal estimation and Kalman filtering
 Undergraduate Courses:
  Control Systems 1
  Control Systems 2
  Design Project 1

  Design Project 2

University of Karlsruhe
 Post-graduate Courses:
  Nil
 Undergraduate Courses:
  Distributed Parameter Systems

  Design Project

Industry
 Post-graduate Courses:
  Kalman Filtering
  Quantitative Feedback Design
  Feedback Control Principles
  Linear Control
  Digital and Nonlinear Control
 Undergraduate Courses:
  Nil

Academic and Professional Awards and Grants

2007 Invited plenary talk at the 8th International Symposium on Quantitative  Feedback Theory and Robust Frequency Domain Methods, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot,  Israel.
2006 Invited plenary talk at the Control Engineering CEA/IFAC Meeting, the Public  University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
2005-2009 National Research Foundation Support Grant, South Africa.
2005 Negretti Medal of the South African Institute of Measurement and Control for the best paper  (Water circulation control during once-through boiler start-up).
2001 Invited keynote address at the 5th International Symposium on Quantitative  Feedback Theory, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Professional Activities

ORT Braude College
2012 – present Chairman, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Departmental Forum, ORT Braude College
2011 – present Member, Academic Council of ORT Braude College
Government of South Africa

2008    Member of Higher Education South Africa Task Team on  ‘Building High Level Skills in Local Government’

University of KwaZulu-Natal
2009    Chairman of the Engineering Faculty Board
2007    Manager of the National Innovation Competition
2005 – 2009    Chairman of the Senate Committee on Faculty and University Rules
2005 – 2009    Chairman of Staff Disciplinary Committees
2004 – 2009    Member of Senate
2004 – 2009    Member of the Academic Affairs Board,  College of  Agriculture
Science and Engineering
2004 – 2009    Member of the Engineering Faculty Board
2004 – 2009    Chairman of the Engineering Faculty Higher Degrees Committee
2004 – 2005    Author of the Constitution of, and the Academic Rules in, the
Faculty of Engineering

2004 – 2005    Member of the Academic Board of the UKZN Centre of Leadership and Innovation

University of Durban-Westville
2002 – 2003    Chairman of the  Engineering Faculty  Post Graduate and ResearchCommittee
2001 – 2003  Commercial Law Project Leader,  University of  Durban-Westville Centre of International Law
1987 – 2003    Member of Senate
1987 – 2003    Member of the Engineering Faculty Board
1987 – 1993    Senate representative on the Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee
1987 – 1993    Senate representative on the Research Subcommittee
1987 – 1993    Engineering Board representative on the Computer Committee
1987 – 1993    Engineering Board representative on the Science, Law and

Management Sciences Faculty Boards

University of Natal
1983 – 1987 Member of Senate
1983 – 1987 Member of the Engineering Faculty Board
INDUSTRY
2007    CSIR, South Africa: system audit.
2002 – 2004    ESKOM, South Africa:  analysis and design of competitive energy markets and exchanges.
2001 – 2010    ESKOM, South Africa: control of hot and warm start-up of
BensonTMboilers.
2001 – 2009    ESKOM, South Africa: Benson TMboiler pressure, flow and thermal simulation, analysis and estimation.
1998    Control Techniques, South Africa: control and instrumentation in
textiles industry.
1997    T&N Holdings, South Africa:  production process design for profit
(throughput, quality, constraint identification and utilisation, scheduling and regulation) and management consulting.
1997    FHE, South Africa:  brazing furnace dynamic simulation program,
modification of the brazing furnace control system and other contributions to a proprietary heat transfer technology project.
1997    BVQI, South Africa:  ISO9001 certification of a defence equipment
manufacturer.
1996 – 1997    ABB and Carlton, South Africa:  process steam generation and load sharing control with multiple boilers.
1996      UEC Projects, South Africa:  reverse engineering of  an  electro-hydraulic stabilisation system.
1995 – 1996    ABB, Sappi, and Carlton, South Africa: plantwide process functional specification.
1993 – 1996    UEC Projects and ADS, South Africa:  error propagation modelling, platform and sub-system tolerance budgeting, probability design.
1993 – 1994    UEC Projects, South Africa:  Naval systems  engineering and
integration, signal interface database design, project management.
1992      Wright Laboratories, USA: control engineering consulting.
1991 – 2011    NOY BusinessTM, South Africa: publication and marketing of books.
1991      Sappi, South Africa: control engineering consulting.
1989 – 2000    Ultimate Instrument Contractors, ABB, Sappi, and Carlton, South Africa: design of process control systems.
1989 – 1996    Ultimate Instrument Contractors and Sappi, South Africa: instrumentation design, interlocking system design (for start-up, shut-down and  safety), project management, process commissioning and tuning in pulp and paper industry.
1989 – 1992    Sappi, South Africa: chemical recovery boiler instrumentation and control.
1987      Siemens, Germany: control engineering consulting.
1986 – 1990    South Africa:  creation and marketing of a graphical control system design program.
1986      Zululand Co-operative Sugar Mill, South Africa:  process steam generation and load sharing control with multiple boilers.

1985 – 1996    UEC Projects, South Africa:  Kalman filter application in passive sonar ranging,  target  motion analysis, and other algorithm and

operator interface development projects in acoustic and sonar applications.

1984 – 1985    South Africa:  translation of technical and scientific literature from
various languages.
1984    Sezela Sugar Mill, South Africa: balancing of an electro-mechanical
power transmission chain to avoid frequent and expensive damage to
final drive.
1984    South Africa:  creation and marketing of a financial book-keeping program for legal firms.
1976 – 1983    Kraftwerk Union and Siemens, Germany: Benson
TM boiler pressure, flow and thermal dynamics simulation.

• Power plant modelling, simulation and control
• Numerical simulation methods
• Electrochemical phenomena at living cell membranes
• Kalman filter applications
• Quantitative feedback design
• Non-linear control
• Digital control
• Interaction in multi-loop systems
• Load sharing control
• Complex system design and operation
• Interface and transfer specifications from functional specifications
• Legal aspects of money, value, banking and international payments
• Monetary policy and regulation
• Macro-economic dynamics

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