Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
Prof. Revocatus MachundaTransforming Energy Access
Prof. Revocatus Machunda is an Environmental Scientist. He has a background in Chemistry and Applied Microbiology. He has over 19 years experience working as an academic staff at higher Institution of learning. Since 2011 he has been training and supervising graduate students and mentoring junior researchers. His areas of interest lie in the fields of Environmental chemistry, Toxicology, degradation of materials and Instrumentation and analytical chemistry. His current research is in the areas of water purification (the chemistry and microbial aspects), renewable energy in the form of Biogas and Sanitation (Mapping of Sanitation facilities, developing shit flow diagrams to that end and resource recovery from fecal sludge). He has over years worked to characterize biomasses for various applications including energy, activated carbons and catalysis. He is also working on value addition to waste materials for various applications especially plant biomasses such as sisal; biomass derived activated carbons among others. He has worked on quantifying the environmental impacts of pesticides and other geogenic chemicals to the health of workers in specific farms and environment. He has received several grants funded by EU, DFID, COSTECH and DANIDA. He has also worked on quantification and profiling of sanitation workers. He has published over 100 journal papers; book chapters and has two patents on defluoridation technology and Biogas burner manifold assembly.
Dr. Thomas KiveveleTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Thomas Kivevele holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering majoring in thermal energy systems and bioenergy, respectively. He is a beneficiary of 2018 Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in biofuels at Baylor University, TX, United States. Thomas is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (MEWES). His research interests are in the areas of bioenergy (biofuels), solar energy applications (power generation, cooking and drying of biomaterials), refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and eco-friendly refrigerants. His current research endeavors (as principal or co-principal investigator) include biofuels production and optimization from various biomass materials, solar dryers integrated with energy storage materials, solar-assisted heat pump dryers, energy management and auditing, engine performance, exhaust emissions and combustion characteristics of diesel engines fueled with biofuels. He is a recipient of research grants from various reputable international funders such as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Erasmus+ of the European Union, PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund, Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER-USAID), Excellence in Africa: Junior Faculty Development program (EXAF–JFD) and African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE) programme coordinated by the African Academy of Science (AAS). Through these research grants he has managed multiple projects and produced good publications in peer review international journals. Further, he has done a number of national consultancies in the area of energy-efficient technologies.
Prof. Yusufu A. JandeTransforming Energy Access
Prof. Yusufu Abeid Chande Jande completed PhD at Hanyang University in 2015, Mechanical Engineering Department in Ansan, South Korea and MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is currently lecturing in the Department of Materials and Energy Science and Engineering, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (www.nm-aist.ac.tz); and also, the Deputy Centre Leader of Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE-Futures) centre (www.wisefutures.ac.tz). Yusufu is interested in doing research on energy, capacitive deionization for desalination and CO2 capture, and rapid prototyping specifically in producing uniformly porous and graded porous structures using selective laser sintering (SLS) and producing composite materials from porous structures manufactured using SLS.
Dr. Mtaki Thomas MaagiTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Mtaki Thomas Maagi has a PhD and MSc (Engineering) from China University of Geosciences-Wuhan, People’s Republic of China. He is a lecturer in the Department of Materials and Energy Science and Engineering of the School of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences. He is the Deputy Leader of Clean Energy Technologies Research Group, Coordinator for TEA-LP project at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). He is involved in the development of professional short courses for capacity building in the energy sector. He is now collaborating on sustainable energy and cleantech projects, including clean coal technology. He has supervised over 15 postgraduate scholars and assessed many research dissertations from local and foreign universities. He also participates in student mentoring campaigns as well as consultation and advisory services in the sustainable energy sector. Dr. Maagi has several scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals with multiple citations. He serves as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals.
Dr. Baraka Nyangi KichongeTransforming Energy Access
Dr Kichonge has a PhD in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering from Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and MSc (Production Engineering) from University of Dare es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a registered Technical Teacher and a member of Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Tanzania and Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA). He is a Senior Lecturer with a research interest on; Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineering-Energy Economics; Policy Planning and Computational Simulation & Modelling, Renewable Energy Technologies-Biofuel and PV technologies, Hybrid System Design; Development of Power Management Systems and Production Engineering-System Design; Control and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. He has supervised numerous postgraduate students and examined several research theses. Dr Kichonge has also published many papers in the field of sustainable energy and mechanical engineering.