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researcher , Electrical engineer

Wallace Lockwood Vosloo, South African electrical engineer, researcher. Decorated Propatria medal for active border duty South African Defense Force; recipient Best Paper award, International Symposium of High Voltage, Canada, 1997.

Background

Vosloo, Wallace Lockwood was born on January 17, 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa. Son of Wiehahn and Ruth Vosloo.

Education

Diploma in electrical engineering, Port Elizabeth Technikon, 1985. Bachelor of Science in Physics and Applied Mathematics, University Port Elizabeth, 1990. Master of Science in Engineering Science, University Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1992.

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2002.

Career

Electrical technician Eskom, Cape Town, 1984—1986, bursar Port Elizabeth and Stellenbosch, 1987—1991, electrical engineering scientist Cape Town, 1992—1993, senior consultant HV insulators, 1994—1996, chief consultant HV insulators Stellenbosch, since 1997. Corporal South African military, 1981-1982.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for insulator pollution monitoring relay. Pioneering achievement in daylight corona detection (CoroCAM Ultraviolet camera system). Development of on-line insulator leakage current recording and analysing systems.

    Development of natural insulator ageing and pollution performance test facility. Establishment of analysis methods for the relative performance of insulator materials under severe marine pollution conditions.

Membership

Member of International Council on Large Electric Systems (in French: Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques, abbreviated CIGRÉ) (various working groups), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, South African Institute Electrical Engineers (Western Cape committee 1999, President's award 1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, hiking, 4x4 off-road nature excursions, tracking animals, bush survival skills.

Connections

Married Gera Karen Hutten.

father:
Wiehahn Vosloo

mother:
Ruth Vosloo

spouse:
Gera Karen Hutten.