Smita Francis

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Old Engineering Building, F21

Brief Career Summary

  • 2002+ Senior Lecturer Electrical and Computing Engineering, DECE, NUST, Namibia
  • 1998-2002 Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malawi, Malawi
  • 1994-1997 Principal Lecturer, Ministry of Education, Zimbabwe
  • 1984-1994 Lecturer, S.E.S. College of Engineering, Pune University, India
  • 1982-1984, Junior Lecturer Nagpur University

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE 90430866
  • ISTE


  • D.Eng Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • MSc. Physics(Electronics, Radio and Acoustics)  Nagpur University, India 
  • BSc. Nagpur University, India

Research Focus Areas

  • Space Technology and nanosats  
  • Software Defined Radio SDR
  • Wireless Communication and applications

Courses Currently Teaching

  • NUST Subject Code – Analogue Communication Techniques (ACT711S)
  • NUST Subject Code – Digital Communication Techniques (DCTS721S)
  • NUST Subject Code Microwave Engineering (MWE811S)
  • NUST Subject Code – Mobile Communication (MCS811S)
  • NUST Subject Code – Digital Communication Techniques (DCM410S)

Selected Publications 

Peer-reviewed articles

  • 2017: Indian journal of Engineering Science “Intelligent Monitoring of Digital Subscriber Line Access multi- plexer (DSLAM) AT TELECOM NAMIBIA”
  • 2017: UNOOSA conference on Basic Space and Small satellite, in South Africa “Aerospace Technology in Namibia”
  • 2016:       African International Cubesat Workshop 2016; Conference paper “Remote Sensing of the Upper Ionised and Lower Neutral Atmosphere Using Signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems”
  • 2015:    International Journal Springer edition Indian Journal of Physics “An empirical determination of upper op- erational frequency limits of transferred electron mechanism in bulk GaAs and GaN through ensemble Monte Carlo particle simulations”, Springer Indian Journal of Physics, Francis S., Van Zyl R.R. and Perold W.J.
  • 2015: International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology “Evaluating the microwave performance of a two domain GaN Gunn diode for THz applications”, Francis S. and Van Zyl R. R.
  • 2015: NCRST National Conference paper presentation on Namibian Space Weather ionisation and its effects
  • 2013: Conference presentation at the “Basic Space Technology Conference Dubai” organised by United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; October 2013
  • 2013: Journal paper entitled “Evaluating Graded Doping Profiles of Single Domain GaN Gunn Diodes for THz Applications”; International Journal of Terahertz Technology; 2012:  
  • International Cubesat conference Cape Town, Conference paper presentation ; 2012: 
  •  A conference paper entitled “Early Alert Flood Warning Systems in Namibia using Nanosatellites”; 4th Nanosatellite Symposium, Tokyo, Japan in October 2012

 Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  • Wireless Communication Signals and its effect on human body ( Namibian daily newspapers dated)
  • Windhoek Observer magazine - August 2019 

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