University of Sierra Leone
Professor Kelleh Gbawuru MansarayTransforming Energy Access
Prof. Kelleh Gbawuru Mansaray, a Certified Renewable Energy Professional, is one of the leading pioneers in the design and development of renewable energy programmes in Sierra Leone. He has taught and conducted research in a range of renewable energy engineering related disciplines and supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate student projects which have resulted in prototypes and public installations especially in the areas of applied technology and renewable energy. In the area of project management, he served as the National Project Coordinator for UNIDO in Sierra Leone with the responsibility of developing renewable energy projects and programmes, covering research, feasibility studies, technology transfer, implementation of turnkey projects, and capacity building. He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
Dr. Michael A. ContehTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Michael A. Conteh is a holder of a PhD (Engineering Science) degree from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA, an MSc (Energy Studies) degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and bachelor’s degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone (USL). He is the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, FBC, USL and the Coordinator of the MPhil programme in Energy Engineering. His primary research interests are in the fields of energy recovery and storage, reinforced composite materials, energy efficiency, renewable energies, and operations research and statistics. He is a practicing Engineer and a member of the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers.
Professor Jonas A.S. Redwood-SawyerrTransforming Energy Access
Professor Jonas A.S. Redwood-Sawyerr is a professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has worked on and published in the areas of Engineering education and training, gender and energy issues, renewable energy, power sector reforms, rural electrification, science and technology, and information and communications technology. Professor Redwood-Sawyerr is a Corporate Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), (UK), MIET; Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council, UK, CENG); Fellow, Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers, FSLIE; and Professional Engineer (Professional Engineers Registration Council of Sierra Leone, PEng).
Dr. Samba SesayTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Samba Sesay is a dynamic professional engineer qualified in Electrical, Electronic, and Telecommunication Systems Engineering with several and diverse experience in both Industry and Academic Fields. He is member of the ECOWAS Technical Standards Harmonization Committee that developed several ECOSTAND and IEC Standards for solar PV mini-grids and renewable energy products. His research interests include: Energy system modelling, Renewable energy system design and implementation, and Wireless & Sensor Networks. Currently, Dr. Sesay is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He is a member of the National Science Technology and Innovation Council of Sierra Leone; Corporate Member, Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers, MSLIE; and the Professional Engineers Registration Council of Sierra Leone (PEng). He is also a Commissioner at the Independent Media Commission (IMC) of Sierra Leone.
Dr. Sheriff KamaraTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Sheriff Kamara is a Mechanical Engineer, an Economist and a management Consultant who has worked in both commercial and engineering industries in Sierra Leone and theUnited Kingdom. Dr. Kamara has provided training in Computer Aided Design software related to mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. Currently, he is researching Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Modelling with reference to improved cook stoves. He has published in peer reviewed journals and presented papers in international conferences. He is an ardent researcher in waste management and a member of the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers.
Dr. David CaulkerTransforming Energy Access
Dr. David Caulker is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Head of the Planning Unit at the Ministry of Energy. As Head of Planning Unit, Dr. Caulker supports the development of a National Electrification Strategy and least-cost geospatial plan. Dr. Caulker works with counterpart planning unit staff to coordinate the preparation and updating of sector studies, including the Integrated Resource Plan, Distribution Master Plan and Renewable integration grid studies. His research interests include energy modelling, power system transient stability analysis, power system studies, electromagnetic transients, high voltage systems, lightning protection and grounding systems.