PhD in Engineering for Academic
The Dean of Engineering at the Mangosuthu University of Technology, Dr Senzo Jerome Malinga, graduated from UKZN with a PhD in Engineering. He was supervised by Professor Thomas Afullo.
His research project dealt with an approach for determination of rainfall fading using measured rainfall rates and raindrop sizes in southern Africa. By assuming oblate spheroidal raindrops, the scattering amplitude functions the specific attenuation and phase shift due to rain are determined. The results give a marked improvement over the ITU-R stipulations.