Reliable Systems

Azoteq (Pty) Ltd [TBC]

Reliable Systems


To develop new, reliable manufacturing and self-testing methods for systems and components in harsh environments

Issues Involved or Addressed

Oscillation-based self-testing of electronics and microelectronics; Real-time DC parameter degradation monitoring in electronics; statistical analysis of test resilience over PVT variation; parametric degradation of microelectronics due to ionozing radiation; reliability of additively manufactured RF components; additively manufactured geometries and processes best suited to harsh environments.

Methods and Technologies

  • Oscillation-based testing
  • FEM analysis
  • Circuit design
  • Compact modelling
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Environmental testing
  • Monte Carlo analysis
  • Neural Networks
  • Bayesian statistics

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Statistics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

EE: Circuit design, microelectronic design, electromagnetics, metrology
IE: Statistical analysis, manufacturing processes
ME: Precision manufacturing, additive manufacturing, material science, FEM analysis
Physics: nuclear physics, semiconductor physics.

Team Advisors

Dr. Tinus Stander


Azoteq (Pty) Ltd [TBC]