Dr. Matandirotya Electdom
DEng Electrical Engineering
MSc Electronics and Electrical Systems
MTech Electrical Engineering
Bsc Applied Physics
Senior Lecturer; Chairman of Space Sciences and Applied Physics Department
Instruments and instrumentation
Meteorology and atmospheric sciences
Physics and telecommunications
Department: Space Sciences and Applied Physics
Research Category: Physical Sciences
Dr. Electdom Matandirotya is a Doctoral of Engineering holder in Electrical Engineering. She participates in science communication challenges as well as national awareness programs. During her post graduate studies, she became a role model in the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), Space Awareness programmes and Women in Physics in South Africa (WiPiSA) outreaches. The community engagement through outreaches was fundamental in the processes of attracting young females in the field of Space science and Technology. She is a team leader as she has held management positions. She is currently the Chairman of Space Sciences and Applied Physics department as well as being a team member of Woman in Physics in South Africa (WiPISA) organization. Research Disciplines include engineering, instruments and instrumentation, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, physics and telecommunications.
1. Manjowe, M., Mushore, T., Matandirotya, E., & Mashonjowa, E. (2020). Characterisation of wet and dry summer seasons and their spatial modes of variability over Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Science, 116(7-8), 1-7.
2. Manjowe, M., Mushore, T. D., Gwenzi, J., Mutasa, C., Matandirotya, E., & Mashonjowa, E. (2018). Circulation mechanisms responsible for wet or dry summers over Zimbabwe. AIMS Environmental Science, 5(3), 154-172.
3. Manjowe, M., Mushore, T. D., Gwenzi, J., Mutasa, C., Matandirotya, E., & Mashonjowa, E. (2018). Circulation mechanisms responsible for wet or dry summers over Zimbabwe. AIMS Environmental Science, 5(3), 154-172.
4. Matandirotya, E., Cilliers, P. J., Van Zyl, R. R., Oyedokun, D. T., & de Villiers, J. (2016). Differential magnetometer method applied to measurement of geomagnetically induced currents in Southern African power networks. Space Weather, 14(3), 221-232.
5. Matandirotya, E. (2016). Measurement and Modelling of Geomagnetically Induces Currents (GIC) in Power Lines (Doctoral dissertation, Cape Peninsula University of Technology).
6. Matandirotya, E., Cilliers, P. J., & van Zyl, R. R. (2015). Differential magnetometer method (DMM) for the measurement of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) in a power line: technical aspects. Journal of Electrical Engineering-Elektrotechnicky Casopis, 66(7), 50-53.
7. Matandirotya, E., Cilliers, P. J., & Van Zyl, R. R. (2015). Modeling geomagnetically induced currents in the South African power transmission network using the finite element method. Space Weather, 13(3), 185-195.
8. Matandirotya, E., Cilliers, P. J., & Zyl, R. R. V. (2014). Methods of measuring and modelling geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) in a power line. In Proceedings of SAIP2013, the 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, edited by Roelf Botha and Thulani Jili (SAIP and University of Zululand, 2014) (pp. 410-415).
9. Matandirotya, E., Cilliers, P. J., & Van Zyl, R. R. Modelling ground conductivity for computing the electric field associated with geomagnetically induced currents using the Finite Element Method.(A mid latitude case study).
10. Matandirotya, E., van Zyl, R. R., Gouws, D. J., & Saunderson, E. F. (2013). Evaluation of a commercial-off-the-shelf fluxgate magnetometer for cube sat space magnetometry.
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