Duarte Gonçalves

Duarte Gonçalves is a registered professional engineer with a B. Eng in Electronics Engineering, a M. Eng in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Development and Management. He is currently employed by the CSIR as a Principal Systems Engineer.

Dr Gonçalves has been involved in engineering surveillance systems for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and has consulted to the Karoo Array Telescope and led a renewable energy project as a systems engineer. As part of effort to develop systems engineering skills at the CSIR and nationally, he has developed a practice-based systems engineering programme which is being presented at Wits University. More recently he has been involved in Force Planning and Design for the SANDF. He currently leads a Whole-of-Society approach to strategy development at the CSIR with border security and rhino poaching as the first applications of the approach.

Dr Gonçalves has a strong interest in trans-disciplinary problems that span engineering, social sciences and strategy.