Ian Jandrell, PhD, Formerly Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (UWits) has been promoted to Vice-Chancellor. He has mentored countless engineering and interdisciplinary graduate students and is Personal Professor in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at Wits, where he holds the CBI-electric Chair of Lightning. At Wits, Dr Jandrell is joint leader of the High Voltage and the Lightning/EMC Research Group. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers in the areas of High Voltage Engineering, Earthing and Lightning Protection and Industrial EMC. Dr Jandrell is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP). Due to the efforts of the UWits team, ICLP2022 will be held in South Africa co-sponsored by UWits and ACLENet.
Ian Jandrell, PhD, served on ACLENet's Board of Directors from 2016-2021 and continues to give support, advice and encouragement to ACLENet and its staff and leaders.