Understanding the pwm non-linearity
Hendrik du Toit Mouton was born in Somerset-West in 1965. In 1976 his family moved from Stellenbosch to Bloemfontein where he matriculated in 1983. He started his B.Sc. at the University of the Orange Free State in 1984 and majored in Mathematics and Physics. After completing a B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. in Mathematics he was appointed as lecturer in Mathematics at the University of the Orange Free State in 1990. He completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics, on Fredholm theory relative to Banach Algebra homomorphisms, under the supervision of Prof. Heinrich Raubenheimer in 1991. During the second semester of 1992 he spent a six month sabbatical, during which time he collaborated with Prof. Sandy Grabiner from Pomona College in the USA and Prof. Bernard Aupetit from Laval University in Canada. In 1995 he moved to Stellenbosch and enrolled for the degree Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which he received in 1996. In 1997 he enrolled for a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Johan Enslin on a high power converter for a superconducting magnet. He was appointed as senior lecturer in Power Electronics in October 1997 and completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2000. In 2001 he was promoted to associate professor in Power Electronics. In 2003 he spent a sabbatical at the University of Toulouse, where he collaborated with Dr Thierry Meynard, and the University of Wuppertal, where he collaborated with Prof. Ralph Kennel. His research team collaborates closely with industry and generates the majority of its research funding through contract research for ESKOM. He currently collaborates on research projects with the Technical University of Munich, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Hypex Electronics in Groningen. His research interests include high power converters, multilevel converters, modulation theory and class-D audio amplifiers.