Stefan hails from Bellville and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Stellenbosch with a BSc in Physical and Mathematical Analysis - a multi-disciplinary programme focussed on dynamic systems.
He qualified with an MSc in Space Physics from Rhodes University through the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme, with a research project on the prediction of geomagnetically induced currents. In 2012 Stefan graduated with a PhD from Rhodes University where his research thesis focussed on modelling Pc3 pulsation intensity with artificial neural networks using solar wind parameters as input.
His current research focus is on geomagnetically induced currents, and ultra-low frequency (ULF) and very low frequency (VLF) waves in the magnetosphere and ionosphere. NN