Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering

Mr PO Umenne

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Electrical and Mining Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 3482


Currently Pursuing a PhD in Applied Physics, UNISA; M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden; B.Eng. (Electronics Engineering) – National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Fields of academic interests

Research interests:

  • Micro-electronics, Josephson’s Junctions, Nanotechnology and laser applications
  • Telecommunications and Networks modeling

Field of Specialisation

Micro-Electronics and Nanotechnology

Journal articles

Selected Publications:

  • P.O Umenne, V.V Srinivasu, “Analysis of micron and submicron sized bridges fabricated using the femtosecond laser technique on YBCO thin films”, submitted as a special conference issue ICSM2016 to the journal of superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, May 2016.
  • Generated a Patent for PhD    Work – Patent Number 2014/07451,  “Method for the Fabrication of MICRON and NANO constriction type on a YBCO Superconducting thin film”, Prof Srinivasu Vallabhupurapu, Umenne Patrice.
  • P.O Umenne, Srinivasu Vallabhupurapu, and Herman Uys, “Fabrication of Micron Sized constrictions using the reduced pulse energy of femtosecond laser ablation”,
    GESM 2014, Green Energy and Smart Materials conference in Guwahati India, 21-23 Jan 2014, ISBN 978-81-921779-0-8.
  • P.O Umenne, Odiambo Marcel O, “Performance Analysis of a WiMAX/Wi-Fi System whilst streaming different Video Conference applications with varying network loads”. International conference on Wireless Networks ICWN 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, 22nd-25th July 2013, pp. 419-423, ISBN: 1-60132-250-X
  • P.O Umenne, Odhiambo Marcel O, “Performance Analysis of a WiMAX/Wi-Fi System Whilst Streaming a Video Conference Application”. International Conference on Mobile, Optical and Wireless Communications ICMWOC 2013, London UK, 8th-9th July 2013, WASET issue 79, Article 135, pg. 703-707.
  • P.O. Umenne, Odhiambo Marcel O, “The Performance of an 802.11g/Wi-Fi network whilst streaming voice content”. International Conference on Mobile, Wireless and Optical Communications ICMWOC 2012, Rome Italy, September 26-27th 2012, WASET Issue 69, Article 156, pg 794-800, pISSN 2010-376X.

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Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Affiliation:
IEEE, ECSA registered Candidate Engineer


Short Biography:

Patrice Umenne is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering, College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET), University of South Africa (UNISA). He received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Mid-Sweden University in 2006, where he worked on the “Modelling of the SiC MESFET power amplifier using the APLAC modelling tool”. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Applied physics with the thesis title “Fabrication of NANO Josephson’s Junction using the Femtosecond laser technique on YBCO superconducting thin films”.