Daniël Janse van Rensburg

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Daniël Janse van Rensburg
Adjunct Professor

Office: (310) 525-7000   

Work E-mail: drensburg@nearfield.com

Daniël Janse van Rensburg

Biography

Daniël Janse van Rensburg received the B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1985, 1987 & 1991 respectively, from the University of Pretoria (UP), Pretoria, South Africa. He joined the Canadian Space Agency in Ottawa, Canada as Research Engineer in 1994 and in 1996 he was appointed as Senior Member of Technical Staff at COMDEV in Cambridge, ON, Canada. He joined Nearfield Systems Inc in Torrance, CA, USA in 1998 as Test Applications Engineer and in 2001 assumed the role of Manager of the Sales & Marketing Department.

During his career he has remained actively involved in academia and was appointed as Adjunct Professor in 2005 in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, where he provides post graduate student supervision. He authored more than 60 journal and conference papers, regularly contributes to industry courses on near-field test technology and is co-author of the IET text: Theory & Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements, which was published in 2014.

His research interests include near-field test methods, compact antenna test ranges, measurement uncertainty analysis and the coupling of measurement and computational techniques. He is a Fellow of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA), served on the Board of Directors from 2007 – 2010 and as President in 2009. He received an Outstanding Service award from the AMTA in 2009 and received the AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2015. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.

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