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Prof Saurabh Sinha, PhD(Eng), Pr Eng, SMIEEE, FSAIEE, FSAAE 

Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE)

As of 1 Dec. 2017: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation

University of Johannesburg


Prof Sinha obtained his B. Eng, M. Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP). He achieved both his B. Eng and M. Eng with distinction. As a published researcher, he has authored or co-authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, books and at international conferences. In addition, he is the managing editor of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Africa Research Journal. Prof Sinha served UP for over a decade; his last service being as Director of the Carl and Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. Together with his research group, he conducted teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, researched and performed extensive management tasks. To allow for continuation of postgraduate student leadership, he was also appointed as extraordinary professor at UP. On 1 October 2013 Prof Sinha was appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). As of 1 Dec. 2017, Prof Saurabh Sinha will serve as UJ’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation.


Beyond his academic contributions, Prof Sinha continues to be an active member of several professional societies, significant elected positions include: 2014-2015 IEEE Vice-President: Educational Activities, IEEE Board of Director.


He is also the recipient of the 2007 SAIEE Engineer of the Year Award, 2010 UP Laureate Award and 2013 TW Kambule NRF-NSTF Award for his outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) through research and its outputs. Beyond his academic contributions, Prof Sinha, a registered professional engineer, served as an industrial consultant for Business Enterprises at the University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd.

Prof Sinha currently serves on committees of international, national, regional and professional societies, including the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). ECSA is a signatory of the Washington Accord - International Engineering Alliance (IEA).

Prof Sinha speaks internationally on topics relating to engineering education, sustainable development (sustainable engineering education) and in areas relating to his specialist area of work - mm-Wave microelectronics - integrated circuit design.

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Published Books

Microsensing Networks for Sustainable Cities

Power Amplifiers for the S-, C-, X- and Ku-bands – An EDA Perspective

Millimeter-Wave Antennas: Configurations and Applications

SiGe-based Re-engineering of Electronic Warfare Subsystems

J.W. Lambrechts and S. Sinha, “Microsensing networks for Sustainable Cities,” Springer Nature, Switzerland. Published – ISBN: 978-3-319-28357-9. 339 pages.

M. Božanić and S. Sinha, “Power Amplifiers for the S-, C-, X- and Ku-band – An EDA Perspective,” Springer Nature, Switzerland. Published – ISBN: 978-3-319-28375-3. 337 pages.

J. du Preez and S. Sinha, “Millimeter-Wave Antenna Technology,” Springer Nature, Switzerland. Published – ISBN: 978-3-319-35068-4. 155 pages.

J.W. Lambrechts and S. Sinha, “SiGe-based Re-engineering of Electronic Warfare Subsystems,” Springer Nature, Switzerland. Published – ISBN: 978-3-319-47402-1. 339 pages.

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