Carl Wilhelm Irene ("Calie") Pistorius
(born 9 August 1958) is a n academic who is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the , , .
Pistorius obtained the degree B.Sc
) in electronic engineering
from the University of Pretoria
in 1979 and the degree B.Eng (Hons) (cum laude) in electronic engineering from the same university in 1981. He obtained a M.S.
degree in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University
in the U.S.
in 1984, a Ph.D.
degree in electrical engineering also from the Ohio State University in 1986, and a Master's degree in Management
from the MIT Sloan School of Management
Pistorius is a consultant to industry and government on issues relating to strategy, management of technology, technological innovation, competitiveness and national technological policy. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation in South Africa.
Pistorius has published widely both nationally and internationally and has 107 academic publications to his credit. He has received numerous awards and prizes including the prize for the best Ph.D dissertation from the ElectroScience Laboratory at the Ohio State University, the President's Award from the National Research Foundation and the Bill Venter Prize for outstanding contributions to research published in book form by university personnel in South Africa.
At the university, Pistorius was head of the Department of Electronic and......