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Centre for Broadband Communication


CBC Director
Tim Gibbon
Prof Tim Gibbon
Position: Director: Centre for Broadband Communication
Department: Physics
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: tim.gibbon@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD (Physics)

Biography: Tim Gibbon is Director of the CBC and Associate Professor in the Department of Physics. In 2007 he received a PhD in Physics from NMMU in the field of optical communication. From 2008-2010 he was Postdoctoral Researcher at DTU Fotonik in Demark, working closely with industry developing next-generation WDM-PON technologies. Tim is an NRF rated scientist and has published over 70 papers on topics including long-haul impairments, metro-access technologies, passive optical networks, FTTH, photonic UWB, and optical fibre telescope networks. He currently leads NMMU work on the SKA Project, with further industry and academic collaborations across Africa, Europe, China and Australia.

CBC Staff
Prof Andrew Leitch
Prof Andrew Leitch
Position: Executive Dean: Faculty of Science
Department: Faculty of Science
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 5042219
Fax: +27 41 5042369
Email: andrew.leitch@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD

Dr MC du Plessis
Dr MC du Plessis
Position: Snr Lecturer
Department: Computing Sciences
Room: 090101A
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2076
Fax: 27 41 504 2831
Email: mc.duplessis@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: PHD Computer Science