Professor Jeff Smithers
Jeff Smithers
 
Professor Smithers graduated with a BSc Engineering (Agricultural) degree and a MSc Engineering from the former University of Natal. After completing his National Service, he worked as an Engineer in the Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agriculture.

He joined the University of Natal in 1989 as Senior Research Fellow to work on research contracts in the hydrological field. After being employed on research contracts for more than 10 years, he joined the permanent lecturing staff as a Senior Lecturer in 2001.

He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and appointed as Professor of Agricultural Engineering in 2004. He was Head of the School of Bioresources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from July 2002 to June 2011. He is an adjunct Professor in the National Centre of Engineering in Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Prof Smithers is a registered professional engineer, is a fellow of the South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE) and currently serves on the National Council of the SAIAE.  
     
 Position:   Professor
 Qualifications:



  Pr. Eng
PhD
MSc (Eng)
BSc (Eng) (Agric)
     
 Discipline:   Bioresources (Agricultural) Engineering
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5408
Email:   smithers@ukzn.ac.za
     
Research Areas:   Engineering & design hydrology, hydrological modeling, and efficient and sustainable water and energy utilization in agricultural production systems.
     
Recent Publications:
                                 




















  Smithers, J.C., 2012. Review of Methods for design flood estimation in South Africa. Water SA, 38(4): 633 - 646.

Chetty, K., Smithers, J.C., 2011. An assessment of scale issues related to the configuration of the ACRU model for design flood estimation. Hydrology Research, 42(5): 401-412.

Moult, N.G., Lecler, N.L., Smithers, J.C., Clark, D.C., 2009b. A Catchment Scale Irrigation Systems Model For Sugarcane I: Model Development. Water SA, 35(1): 21-27.

Moult, N.G., Lecler, N.L., Smithers, J.C., 2009a. A Catchment Scale Irrigation Systems Model For Sugarcane II: Model Application. Water SA, 35(1): 29-36.

Knoesen, D.M., Smithers, J.C., 2009. The development and assessment of a daily rainfall disaggregation model for South Africa. Hydrological Science Journal, 54(2): 217-233.

Knoesen, D.M., Smithers, J.C., 2008. The development and assessment of a regionalised daily rainfall disaggregation model for South Africa. Water SA, 34(3): 323-330.