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Leon Staphorst

  • PrEng, CMgr, MEng, MBA, SMIEEE, FSAIEE, MIET, FCMI
  • Non-Executive Board Member
  • South African Broadband Education Networks (SABEN)
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  • 106CitationsNumber of citations received by Leon's publications. Updated daily.

Recent publications

  • Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on the Governance Mode Decisions of Engineering Managers During the Establishment of Research Alliances With Publicly Funded Entities

    • Staphorst L
    • Holland M
    • Pretorius L
    • et al.
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  • Technology Forecasting Using Structural Equation Modeling Based Data Fusion: Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses Using a National Research and Education Network Example

    • Staphorst L
    • Pretorius L
    • Pretorius M
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Professional experience

Non-Executive Board Member

South African Broadband Education Networks (SABEN)

December 2017 - Present

Member

Global Research and Education (R&E) Network CEO's Forum

December 2015 - Present

Director: South African National Research Network (SANReN)

CSIR

January 2013 - Present

Research Group Leader: Experimental Electronic Warfare Systems

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

June 2011 - December 2012(2 years)

Principle Researcher: Radar Research and Applications

CSIR

November 2009 - May 2011(2 years)

Customer Solutions Manager: Neotel Customer Team

Nokia Siemens Networks

June 2008 - October 2009(a year)

Acting Training Manager and Technical Trainer

Motorola Cellular Training Institute

April 2007 - May 2008(a year)

Senior Lecturer

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria

January 2000 - March 2007(7 years)

Education

PhD (Technology Management)

Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria

January 2011 - Present

MBA

Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria)

January 2009 - December 2010(2 years)

M.Eng (Electronic Engineering) (Cum Laude)

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria

January 1998 - September 2005(8 years)

B.Eng (Electronic Engineering) (Cum Laude)

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria

January 1994 - December 1997(4 years)

About

Leon Staphorst has been the Director of the South African Research Network (SANReN) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) since January 2013 and member of the Global Research and Education (R&E) Network Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Forum since December 2015. He started his career in January 2000 as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria in the areas of systems analysis, digital signal processing, telecommunications, information theory and channel coding. Thereafter he joined Motorola South Africa in January 2007 as a Technical Trainer, eventually taking on the management of the Motorola Cellular Training Institute (MCTI). From June 2008 he was the Customer Solutions Manager for the Neotel key account at Nokia Siemens Networks. Leon has been employed by the CSIR since November 2009, initially as a Principle Researcher in the area of Radar applications and theory, thereafter as the Research Group Leader for the CSIR's Experimental Electronic Warfare Systems group. Leon holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electronic Engineering, as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration, all with Honours from the University of Pretoria. He is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom. Leon is also a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Co-authors (44)

  • Arné Rust
  • Francois Maasdorp
  • Virat Chadha