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Doorsamy Wesley

Affiliateship: 2017 - 2021

Cohort 2

Country (Nationality)

South Africa


Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences


Doorsamy received the Ph.d. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015, with his research focusing on inferential diagnostics on electrical machines. In 2011 and 2013, he was awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Freestanding and Scarce Skills scholarships, respectively. He is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. His postdoctoral research was in the area of sustainable Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems (DRESs) for rural and remote applications.

Dr Doorsamy’s current research, community and government engagements revolve around finding long-term sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by the world energy trilemma - i.e. energy poverty, energy security and environmental sustainability. He has published work on the use of system engineering in developing and implementing sustainable DRESs. Currently, his research focuses on the development of biomimetically intelligent subsystems in stand-alone DRESs to enable more flexible, robust and resilient solutions for off-grid rural application. He is a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).