University of Zimbabwe
Eng. Hilton ChingoshoTransforming Energy Access
Eng. Chingosho is a Renewable Energy Program Coordinator and lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is an Energy and Power Systems professional with research interests in Green Microgrids, Energy Storage, Efficiency and Management, Electrical Mobility and Sustainability. A Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEAI), an International Member of the Association of Energy Engineers (USA), and a professional member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers and Engineering Council of Zimbabwe. Amongst other assignments he is a technical committee member of the Government of Zimbabwe’s Distributed Renewable Energy Taskforce. Has extensive experience in the techno-economic design, optimization and deployment of distributed generation plants and has extensive experience working within the energy policy and energy access advocacy landscape. His work is well published in several reputable journals within cross cutting areas around Renewable Energy, Mini-grids, Energy Storage, Efficiency and Management, Electrical Mobility, Sustainability, Climate and Energy Policy.
Eng. Tawanda HoveTransforming Energy Access
Eng. Hove is a Senior Lecturer of Renewable Energy in the Department of Industrial and Mechatronic Engineering. He has accumulated a total of 36 years postgraduate experience, 28 years of which were in university teaching and research in the areas of renewable energy, water engineering and project management. He is a Member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers in both the Energy and Water Sanitation Divisions. He has published several articles in refereed international journals of note, particularly in the area of solar energy, and has also participated in contract research and consultancy related to solar energy resource analysis and system design; performance evaluation, water supply infrastructure design and environmental impact assessment. His area of specialisation is solar energy, both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, with special emphasis on design, performance prediction and techno-economic optimisation of the energy systems but is conversant with most renewable energy processes and technologies.
Eng. Loice GudukeyaTransforming Energy Access
Loice Gudukeya is currently serving as the Acting Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment at the University of Zimbabwe. She is also a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department in the Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering Department. She is a corporate member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers (ZIE) and is serving as a board member for the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) and a Technical Committee. She is part of an ad hoc committee put together to revise the “ZWS 1020: Code of Practice for Biogas Systems on Design” to allow it to incorporate new technologies in Biogas Digesters designs. Her research areas are Environmental Sustainability and cleaner production. She has published chapters in a book, a number of journal and conference papers, all with reputable publishers. She is also involved in different Women in Engineering projects at University and National levels designed for gender-based development. Loice is a hardworking and dedicated professional who thrives to excel in all her duties and responsibilities.
Eng. Prince MateTransforming Energy Access
Prince Mate is a lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering. He has hands-on experience in installing and configuring digital protection relays and designing hybrid solar systems. Currently teaching and undertaking research in Control Systems and Control of Electric Drives and Advanced Power Electronics. He has expertise in the integration of renewable energy sources into mini grids, the design of control systems for maintaining grid stability, and the development of efficient power conversion systems. He is actively involved in the renewable energy community in Zimbabwe regularly attending conferences and workshops related to renewable energy.
Eng. Godfrey M. GotoraTransforming Energy Access
Eng. Gotora is an Electrical Power engineer and lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has a research interest in numerical modeling and thermo-magnetic analysis of permanent magnetic synchronous machines. Possesses practical experience working with Distribution Transformers and Electric Motors including fabrication, winding, installation and distribution of transformers and electric motors.
Dr. Hilton MavarengoTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Maverengo is a lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering. He is an expert in renewable energy, biofuels, green chemistry, and processing system engineering. Has studied combustion engines fueled by biodiesel for his PhD. His work focuses on Renewable Energy Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management, Modelling and Simulation of Systems and Automation.