Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Engineering Management, California Coast University, 2011
  • MDT, Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 1996
  • NHDip, Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 1992
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI)
Professional Honors
  • IEEE Senior Member – 2018
Professional Affiliations
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Dr. Swart applies engineering and science principals in the analysis, investigation, understanding, and prevention of automotive, industrial and consumer product failures. His vast failure analysis investigation experience helps his clients to quickly and efficiently understand failure modes, failure mechanisms and failure trends. This information is then used to evaluate safety risks as well as drive product design improvements.

Dr. Swart is also internationally recognized as a battery expert. Battery technology is complex and multidisciplinary. Due to his extensive background in electronic and electrical failure analysis, Dr. Swart is unique in that he can combine his battery design knowledge with his failure analysis knowledge and thus provide his client s with in-depth and unique technical consulting services.

Dr. Swart has successfully supported many clients by providing new technology battery system consulting support by assisting his clients to rapidly build a technology knowledgebase, evaluate their current designs against state of the art in the industry, develop robust specifications, provide manufacturing support through auditing manufacturing processes and evaluating vendor failure analysis capabilities and processes.

Dr. Swart offers his client's expertise in three areas, namely, failure analysis, safety design consulting and new technology consulting support.

He is currently providing consulting services to the Automotive industry, Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS devices or eCigarettes) Industry, Portable consumer product industry, Telecommunication Industry and Utility industry

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Swart presented lectures on Electronics and Control Systems in South Africa and served as a member of a tertiary College Executive Council. He spent two years in renewable energy research in South African and Germany. He has held various technical and research positions in South Africa, Germany and the USA.