Dr Arnold de Beer


Arnold de Beer

  • Research Interests

    Dr Arnold de Beer specialises in the study of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – especially in the field of Power Electronics. His interest is in the design of converters which will produce a minimum of electrical and electromagnetic interference (EMI). He started his professional career at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he obtained a bachelors, masters and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He studied under the renowned professors Daan van Wyk and Braham Ferreira. After more than a decade in industry he returned to academia as senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, where he lectures High Speed Electronics and Electromagnetics. He is active in two research groups at UJ. The Group on Electronic Energy Processing (Power Electronics) and the Centre for Telecommunications where he investigates the role of power electronics on Power Line Communications (PLC). Both these technologies (Power Electronics and PLC), is said to have an important role in the future Smart Grid and Internet of Things (IoT). Dr de Beer is a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, the IEEE and is a US Certified iNarte EMC Engineer. He is the author of a 2-day Introductory Course on EMC and has presented on EMC to audiences worldwide.


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