Dr Gideon Gouws
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Teaching in 2015
ECEN 201 - Data Acquisition
ECEN 203 - Analogue Circuits and Systems
ECEN 330 - Electronic Materials and Devices
Research InterestsMy 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.