Dr Sahil Brijraj

Unit: Science Research and Applications Position: Post-doctoral research scientist Qualifications: PhD

Sahil Brijraj is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban. He completed his Undergraduate BSc degree in 2009, majoring in Pure and Applied Physics. In 2010 he received his Honours degree in Theoretical Physics. During his Honours he studied Coronal Mass ejections under Prof. John Rash, and lightning whistlers with Dr Andrew collier of SANSA. In 2013 he received his Masters degree in Space science for his investigations into studying possible f0F2 ionospheric precursory anomalies in relation to major seismic activity. In 2020 Sahil received his PhD for developing an algorithm to estimate the location and mechanism of the source of microseimic events in a working mine.

He is primarily interested in Earth and Space science, from seismic and volcanic events to coronal mass ejections and solar flares.

Research Interests

  • Earth science
  • Seismology
  • Planetary Science