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Division for Design and Mechatronics

Johan van der Merwe

Lecturer in Design and Mechatronics

Biomedical Engineering: Patient-specific orthopaedic implant and instrument design; Statistical shape modelling.


Academic Qualifications

  • BEng Mechatronic Engineering degree from Stellenbosch University, Cum Laude, 2009
  • MScEng Mechatronic Engineering degree from Stellenbosch University, Cum Laude, 2012 (Thesis title: Continued development of a Joint-Type Knee Wear Simulator)
  • PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University, since 2012 and continuing (Thesis title: Development of a patient-specific unicompartmental knee replacement)

Professional Experience

2015 - date            Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University


Publications, Presentations and Patents

Journal Articles

1. VAN DER MERWE J, MÜLLER JH, SCHEFFER C. Parameter Identification and Evaluation of a Proportional Directional Flow Control Valve Model. R&D Journal 2013; 29 :         18-25.

Proceedings International

1. VAN DER MERWE J, SCHEFFER C, VAN DEN HEEVER DJ, ERASMUS PJ. Reverse Engineering the Human Knee. International Conference on Competitive Manufaturing           (COMA '13), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2013: 85-90.


1. South African provisional patent no. 2011/01310: “Laryngoscope and laryngoscope blades”. Inventors: P.R. Fourie, C. Scheffer and J. Van Der Merwe. Date of filing:         18 February 2011