Rong-Jie Wang obtained his MSc (Eng) degree from University of Cape Town in June 1998 and PhD (Eng) degree from Stellenbosch University in April 2003. He held various research posts at Stellenbosch University from 2003 to 2009 on a part-time basis, first as a post-doctoral research fellow, then a researcher and a senior researcher. In 2010, he was appointed as a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the same university, where he has been an associate professor since 2014. In addition, he has over 7 years industry working and consulting experience.

His research interests include special electrical machines, novel topologies of permanent magnet machines, computer aided design and optimisation of electrical machines, computational electromagnetics, cooling design and analysis, and renewable energy systems.

Prof Wang published more than 60 papers in journals and conferences. He is a co-author of the monograph Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Brushless Machines (Springer 2004, 2nd Edition 2008, co-authors: Prof J.F. Gieras and Prof M.J. Kamper), a senior member of IEEE and an NRF rated researcher.