Principal Information Security & Systems Engineer, CSIR
Johan leads a multidisciplinary portfolio of projects that forms part of the CSIR’s research and development into information security. A recently completed multi-year project on optical coherence tomography delivered a technology platform which now has the ability to be commercialised into multiple minimum-viable products to cater for various market needs. This includes a latent fingerprint scanner for which he is spearheading a commercialisation effort. Van der Merwe holds a Master’s degree in control engineering. His has worked in domains such as information and communications technology, energy, mining, aerospace and defence, as well as automation and process solutions.