Academic title
Associate Prof

Booysen, Thinus

MJ (Thinus) Booysen is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), a chartered engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council UK, and a professional engineer (PrEng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He has over ten years’ international industry experience in the aerospace and automotive industries with companies that include SunSpace, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover.

He has been with Stellenbosch University from 2009 and his research is on the 'Internet of Things’, with a focus on smart water and electricity metering, and intelligent transport systems (specifically its application in the informal public transport industry in Sub-Saharan Africa). He is also a founder of the company Bridgiot (Bridge-to-the-Internet-of-Things), and co-creator of Geasy and Count Dropula. He is the director of the MTN Mobile Intelligence Lab and co-founder of the Stellenbosch Smart Mobility Lab.


Research focus

Smart water and electricity metering, intelligent transport systems.

People | 30 March 2016