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Prof GP Hancke (Gerhard)









  • Professor


Professional Status

Registered at the The Engineering Council of South Africa as Professional Engineer [Pr Eng] in 1973. ECSA is a signatory to the Washington Accord.


           Fellow of the IEEE (FIEEE) and member of the following IEEE Societies:

  • Communications Society
  • Computer Society
  • Education Society
  • Industrial Electronics Society

Professional Awards

IEEE Larry K. Wilson Award (2007)

“For inspiring membership development and services as a member of several regional and technical conferences worldwide”.

South Africa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) THRIP Technology Awards

  • SMME Development Category (2007).
  • Advanced Hi-Tech Category (2011).

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Best Paper Award for 2012 for “Smart Grid Technologies: Communications Technologies and Standards”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 529 – 539, November 2011.

Professional Activities


  • NRF B2 Rated Researcher
  • Research Interest: Various aspects of Advanced Sensor Networks (ASN)

Recent Publications




  • Information Technology Practice (1st, 2nd, 3rd year)*
  • Circuit Analysis (1st year)
  • Digital Systems (2nd year)
  • Design and Manufacturing (3rd year)
  • Computer Engineering Design (3rd year)*
  • Computer Networks (3rd year)
  • e-Business and Network Security (4th year)*


  • Computer Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks*
  • Advanced Microprocessor System Design
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Research Project - Theory*
  • Research Project – Design and Laboratory*


Address and contact details

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Engineering 1 Building, 15-5 
Cnr Lynnwood and University Roads
University of Pretoria

Telephone no: (+27 12) 420-3736
Fax no: (+27 12) 362-5000
Email: [email protected]

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