Gideon Gouws

Dr Gideon Gouws

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computer Science

Phone: +64 4 463 5952
Fax: +64 4 463 5045
Location: AM225, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus - Postal Address


Research Interests

My research interest lie in the development of sensor devices and instrumentations and is currently focused in two areas:
  • The development of materials and transducer structures for ultrasonic sensing applications This work is performed in collaboration with the Paul Harris at Industrial Research Limited (Lower Hutt, New Zealand). We are particularly interested in the interaction of ultrasonic waves with nano- and microstructured anisotropic materials and the influence of such material structures on ultrasonic wave propagation. An understanding of this interaction will not only aid in a better understanding of medical images or non destructive testing of materials by ultrasound, but may also help to develop the next generation of high frequency ultrasound transducers.
  • The development of sensors and instrumentation for the measurement of microstructural properties of sea ice This work is done in collaboration with Dr Malcolm Ingham (School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington) and is aimed at using electrical measurement systems to obtain information on the evolution of the microsctructure as sea ice mictroscture during the freezing and the thawing of first year sea ice. Over the past year measurement systems has been employed in both Alaska and in Antarctica.


For a list of my recent publications, please see the Publications Database.