He has extensive lecturing experience and served inter alia as Director of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Postgraduate School of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa. He was also appointed the first chair in nuclear engineering in South Africa. he was actively involved in research during his academic career and published more than 60 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. In 2005 he won the coveted National Science and Technology Forum’s (NSTF) award for the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) in South Africa over the previous five years. He has extensive industrial and business development experience. He co-founded the company M-Tech Industrial (Pty) Ltd and served as CEO of the company for more than 8 years. In M-Tech he spearheaded the development of the thermal-fluid systems design code Flownex, which today is used by leading companies, such as Rolls Royce, around the world. He also spearheaded the development of the Enerflow range of heat pumps. He was principle technical consultant for the PBMR, a state-owned nuclear engineering company, and in 2008 he was appointed General Manager: Engineering of PBMR.