Prof Jephias Gwamuri
National Contact Person for
Zimbabwe & Promoter National
University of Science & Technology (NUST), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Professor Jephias Gwamuri is the Director: Research and Innovation. Among other qualifications, Professor Gwamuri holds a BSc in Physics & Electronics from Cuba, a Masters in Lasers and Applied Optics from NUST and PhD in Material Sciences and Engineering from Michigan Technological University, USA. He is a specialist in Materials Science and Engineering, and has coordinated a number of projects including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) funded RAF-8040 Zimbabwe project and the Regional Environmental Initiative Network (REIN) – Africa funded Biofuels
Project. He has co-authored several research articles, technical reports, a
policy brief and a contribution to a book chapter. Prof. Gwamuri has received
some awards towards his research work including the ICTP-African LAM network award, The Most Outstanding Scholar Award (Michigan Tech) and the researcher of the year awards at NUST. Prof Gwamuri has led and collaborated in various solar PV and 3D printing projects including; Open – Source 3D printers for development, solar PV Microgrids, 3D Printers for education, PV systems optimisation, and AI among others and has vast experience in grants and project proposals.