University of Rwanda
Dr. Eustache HakizimanaTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Eustache Hakizimana is a Lecturer in the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department in the school of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in mechanical engineering from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in 2011, a Msc. Degree in Resources, Energy Engineering from Chonbuck National University (South-Korea) in 2014, and a Ph.D. degree in Renewable Energy from the University Rwanda through the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD), in 2022. His main research interests include mechanical design, modelling, simulation and optimisation of mechanical systems, energy resources, energy engineering and sustainability, renewable energy and integration. He participated in 2 research projects (1. GREATER Project: Growing Rwanda Energy Awareness Through highER education, funded by Erasmus+ Projects, 2. TEA-LP: Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership, funded by the UK Aid, through the University of Cape Town) and has authored 7 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Bernard B. MunyazikwiyeTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Bernard is the head of the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering in the school of Engineering , UR-College of Science and Technology. Dr. Bernard is also a Senior Lecturer of Control Systems Engineering and dynamics of Machines. He holds a BSc. degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda, in 2004, an MSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, in 2010, a Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics from the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway. His main research interests include modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, different models simulations (with a mathematical modelling approach), and control of electromechanical systems. Dr. Bernard is a reviewer of different MDPI journals and a member of IEEE and has published 8 conference papers and 7 peer reviewed journal papers. Dr. Bernard is a Principal Investigator of two research projects (E-Tractor Research and Development, Design and
Manufacturing of a Smart COVID-19 Tracking System). Furthermore, Dr. Bernard has supervised 16 Final year undergraduate projects , 2 Master projects and 1 PhD project.
Dr Emmanuel UfiteyezuTransforming Energy Access
Lecturer/ coordinator in Renewable and Sustainable Energy