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Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

versión On-line ISSN 2413-3051
versión impresa ISSN 1021-447X

J. energy South. Afr. vol.24 no.4 Cape Town abr. 2013

 

Details of authors

 

 

Justin Beukes

B Com Rationum (Accounting and Economics) B Com (Hons) Com (Economics) M Com (Economics). E-mail: justinbeukes@gmail.com

Justin Beukes obtained his M Com in Economics, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2013. He is currently a junior economist in the private sector. His fields of interest include financial, resource and environmental economics.

 

Delson Chikobvu

PhD (Mathematical Statistics). Senior Lecturer: Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of the Free State P. O. Box 339 Bloemfontein 9300 South Africa. Tel: +27 51 401 2779. E-mail: Chikobvu@ufs.ac.za

Dr Delson Chikobvu is a Senior Lecturer: Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of the Free State.

 

Juliane Barbosa dos Santos

M Sc (Industrial Eng). Researcher: Sustainable Development, UNESP -Sao Paulo State University, School of Engineering at Bauru, Sao Paulo, ZIP CODE 17033360, Avenida Eng. L. Edmundo Carrijo Coube, 14-01, Bauru, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Tel: +55 14 31036122 E-mail: julli_ane@hotmail.com

Juliane Barbosa dos Santos is a researcher with a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering. She is a researcher in the field of sustainability, energy management and environmental issues in Brazilian organizations.

 

Mario Du Preez

B Com (Economics) B Com Hon (Economics) M Com (Economics) PhD (Economics). Associate Professor: Economics, Department of Economics, School of Economics, Development Studies and Tourism, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. PO Box 77, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa. Tel: +27 41 504 4815. E-mail: mario.dupreez@nmmu.ac.za

Mario Du Preez is an environmental economist with a PhD in environmental economics. Currently he is appointed as an associate professor in the Economics Department of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. His research interests include non-market valuation, cost-benefit analysis and public choice theory.

 

Robert Huberts

PhD (Chem. Eng.) Senior Lecturer & Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg. PO Box 1701, Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2028 Tel: +27 11 559 6517 Fax: +27 11 559 6430. E-mail: roberth@uj.ac.za.

Robert Huberts holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked at the Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) for 12 years in the biotechnology research field. He worked in the IT industry and has been involved in small business. Since 2004, he has been a Senior Lecturer (and later postgraduate supervisor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg. His current research interests are in the areas of waste energy and biotechnology.

 

Freddie L. Inambao

MSc (Eng.), PhD (Technical Sciences) Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 8530 Fax: +27 (0) 260 3217. E-Mail: inambaof@ukzn.ac.za

Dr Inambao is a Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has published papers in reputable Journals and presented papers at both National and International levels in the fields of Alternative and Renewable Energy, Energy Management and Internal Combustion Engines and related fields. Dr Inambao holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Technical Sciences from Volgograd Polytechnic Institute.

 

Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour

PhD (Industrial Eng). Researcher: Sustainable Development, UNESP -Sao Paulo State University, School of Engineering at Bauru, Sao Paulo, ZIP CODE 17033360, Avenida Eng. L. Edmundo Carrijo Coube, 14-01, Bauru, Sao Paulo State, Brazil Tel: +55 14 31036122 E-mail: prof.charbel@gmail.com or charbel@feb.unesp.br

Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour is an Associate Professor of Sustainability and Industrial Engineering at UNESP - Sao Paulo State University. He is publishing in journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, International Journal of Production Economics, and others. He is Editor in Chief of the Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development and Deputy-Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology.

 

Mahesh Kumar

B Tech. M.E. PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar, University of Science & Technology, Hisar, India, 125001 Tel: 0941 693 5137 / 01662 263564 E-mail: mkshandilya1@gmail.com

Mahesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jambheshwar, University of Science & Technology, Hisar, India. He has previously published in this journal.

 

Golden Makaka

M Sc PhD (Applied Physics) Senior Lecturer (Renewable Energy), Physics Department, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag, X1314, Alice, 5700 South Africa Tel: +27 (0)40 602 2207 Cell: +27 (0)71 8973 486

Dr Golden Makaka is a physicist with masters' degree in Applied Physics and a PhD in physics. He is currently a senior lecturer and a post graduate coordinator in the Physics Department at Fort Hare University. He specialized in renewable energy, energy efficiency and building physics. He is also a consultant in passive solar energy efficiency building design strategies in South Africa.

 

Sampson Mamphweli

PhD Physics, MenvSc, Mini-MBA Senior Researcher: (Renewable Energy), Institute of Technology, University of Fort Hare, Tel: +27 4060 22311 Fax: +27 4065 30665 Mobile: +27 82 2140 367

Dr Sampson Mamphweli is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Technology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He possesses a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics from the University of Fort Hare,- and a Master of Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Venda, South Africa. He is also in possession of a Certificate in Financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency from RENAC Renewables based in Germany. Dr Mamphweli also possesses the Green Power Mini-MBA from the Green Power Academy based in Britain. He is a recipient of the prestigious University of Fort Hare Vice Chancellor's Emerging Researcher medal for the year 2012. He conducts research on renewable energy technologies and their applications, and he is a respected authority in the biomass to energy field. He has published 18 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings including two book chapters. Dr Mamphweli reviews papers for publication in several journals in the engineering and renewable energy fields of study. His current area of research interest includes biomass gasification for electricity generation, biogas digesters, co-gasification of coal and biomass for electricity generation as well as solar energy technologies.

 

Sherpherd Misi

Department of Civil Engineering University of Zimbabwe, P. O. Box MP167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe Tel: +263 7721 00941 Fax: +263 430 3280 E-mail: senmisi@yahoo.co.uk

He holds a PhD in Renewable Energy (Biomass), an M Sc in Renewable Energy Engineering, and a B Sc (Hons) in Civil Engineering. He is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Zimbabwe.

 

Alok Ku Mohapatra

B E (Mech) M.Tech (CIM) PhD (Thermal Eng.) Professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering Principal: Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar. Odisha, India-754005 E-mail: m.alokkumar@gmail.com

Dr. Alok ku Mohapatra has an M.Tech in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a PhD in Thermal Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. He has more than 13 years of teaching and research experience in various reputed engineering colleges across India. Currently, he is appointed as the Principal at the Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, in addition to the position of Professor and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department. His research interest includes energy and exergy analysis of gas turbines and combined cycle plant including cogeneration, trigeneration and poly genation systems.

 

Patrick Mukumba

Physics Department, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag, X1314, Alice, 5700 Cell: +27 71 5056 937 Fax: +27 40 653 0665 E-mail: patrickmukumba@gmail.com

Patrick Mukumba is a PhD candidate (Renewable Energy) in the Physics Department at the University of Fort Hare (UFH). He holds an M Sc in Renewable Energy Engineering (University of Zimbabwe), a BSc Ed (Hons) in Physics with Bindura University of Science Education (Zimbabwe) and a Diploma in Education (Science) with Belvedere Technical Teachers' College (Zimbabwe), His research work is on biomass and biogas.

 

Edison Muzenda

PhD (Chem. Eng.) Associate Professor: Environmental and Process Systems Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg., PO Box 1701, Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2028 Tel: +27 11 559 6817 Fax: +2711559 6430 E-mail: emuzenda@uj.ac.za.

Edison Muzenda is an Associate Professor, Research and Postgraduate Coordinator as well as Head of the Environmental and Process Systems Engineering Research Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg. He holds a B Sc Hons (Zimbabwe, 1994) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Birmingham, 2000). He has more than 15 years' experience in academia. Prof Edison's teaching interests and experience are in unit operations, multi-stage separation processes, environmental engineering, chemical engineering thermodynamics, entrepreneurship skills, professional engineering skills, research methodology as well as process economics, management and optimization. He is a recipient of several awards and scholarships for academic excellence. His research interests are in waste water treatment, gas scrubbing, environment, waste minimization and utilization, energy as well as phase equilibrium measurement and computation. He has published more than 85 international peer reviewed and refereed scientific papers in journals, conferences and books.

Prof Edison has supervised over 18 postgraduate students as well as more than 130 Honours and B Tech research students. He serves as reviewer for a number of reputable international conferences and journals. He has also chaired several sessions at International Conferences. Edison is an associate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE), a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG); associate member of Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA)- and member of the International Scientific Committee of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) as well a member of the Scientific Technical Committee and Editorial Board of the Planetary Scientific Research Centre. Prof Edison is recognized in Marquis Who's Who 2012 as an Engineering Educator.

 

Tsietsi J Pilusa

Masters (Chem. Eng.) Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 17011, Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2028 Tel: +2710 210 4800 Fax: +2710 210, 4800 E-mail: pilusat@webmail.co.za

Tsietsi Pilusa holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg. He has more than 7 years' experience in mining, metallurgy and waste management industries. He is an associate member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and is a registered member of South African Institute of Chemical Engineers (SAIChe). He is also registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as candidate Technologist. His main areas of research are in alternative fuels, waste to energy, environmental pollution and waste management. His research involves classifications of industrial wastes, energy recovery, beneficiations processes and energy utilization mechanisms.

 

B E Sanjay

B E (Mech) M.Tech (Design) PhD (Mechanical Eng.) Professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India - 831014 E-mail: ritsanjay@yahoo.com

Prof. Sanjay is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering with a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years of professional experience with over 13 years devoted to imparting Engineering education at the highest level. He has over a score of publications in the world's leading journals in the area of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Education. His j-index and h-10 index are currently four and with around a hundred citations. He is also the co-author of numerous books on thermal and mechanical engineering. He is presently working as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India. He also has over five years of industrial experience in inspection of rotating and reciprocating machines as well as pressure vessels. He is Level-II in Ultra-sonic and radiographic testing as well as a certified welding inspector. His research interest includes energy and exergy analysis of gas turbines and combined cycle plant including cogeneration, green energy systems.

 

Caston Sigauke

M Sc (Operations Research) Lecturer: Operations Research and Statistics, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Limpopo, Turfloop, Campus, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727 South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 15 268 2188 Fax: +27 (0) 15 268 3487 Cell: +27 835 255 684 E-mails: caston.sigauke@ul.ac.za and csigauke@gmail.com

Caston Sigauke is a Lecturer in Operations Research and Statistics, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Limpopo, Turfloop, Campus. He is undertaking a PhD in Statistics with the University of the Free State.

 

Nishant Singh

B Eng (Mech) M Tech (Mech Eng) Assistant Professor: Mechanical Engineering, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, NH-2, Agra-Delhi Highway, Farah, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India Tel: +9199 9758 2969 E-mail: nishant.singh78@gmail.com

Nishant Singh is a mechanical engineer with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is pursuing a PhD in Optimization Techniques. Since 2005 he has been involved in teaching and research. He taught various subjects like kinematics of machines and dynamics of machines. Currently he is assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Mathura. He is also serving as visiting faculty to the Excel Institute of Management & Technology, Mathura, India.

 

Yashvir Singh

B Eng (Mech) M Tech (Mech Eng) Assistant Professor: Mechanical Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Energy Acres, P.O. Bidholi, Via Premnagar, Dehradun, India Tel: +9197 6099 5818 Fax: +911 3527 7609 0/95 E-mail: yashvirsingh21@gmail.com

Yashvir Singh is a mechanical engineer with Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is pursuing a PhD in alternative fuels. Since 2007 he has been involved in teaching and research. He taught various subjects related to alternate fuels used in internal combustion engines.

Currently he is appointed as assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He is also serving as a visiting faculty to- the Apex Institute of Technology, Bilaspur, India.

 

Shadreck M Situmbeko

B Eng. (Mech), M Sc (Eng. Design) University of Kwazulu-Natal, Mechanical Engineering, Durban, South Africa Tel 27 (0) 31 260 8530 Fax 27 (0) 31 2603217 Cell 27 710570753; 267 72952615 E-Mail: ssitumbeko@yahoo.com; 209542168@stu.ukzn.ac.za

Shadreck Situmbeko is a Mechanical Engineer with a master's degree in engineering design and currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He has lectured at University of Botswana in the department of Industrial Design and Technology for 9 years from 2004. Previously he worked as Chief Engineer Energy and Chief Engineer Projects with RIPCO(B), Botswana (1996-2003). He has undertaken a number of renewable energy projects and consultancies and has authored a number of peer reviewed conference papers and journal papers.

 

Ernest E van Dyk

BSc (Physics and Applied Mathematics) BScHons (Physics) MSc (Physics) PhD (Physics) Pr.Nat.Sci. Professor of Physics, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Director: Centre for Energy Research, NMMU Head of Department: Physics, NMMU Centre for Energy Research, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031 Tel: +27 41 504 2259 Fax: +27 41 504 1959 E-mail: ernest.vandyk@nmmu.ac.za Web: http://energy.nmmu.ac.za

Ernest van Dyk obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of Port Elizabeth in 1994. He teaches Physics at the NMMU and is also Director of the Centre for Energy Research (CER) at the NMMU since 2006. The CER is involved with several renewable energy research projects for industry and government agencies. He is currently also the Physics Head of Department.

Prof van Dyk's research interests are in the field of Solar Energy, specialising in Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal research. He has supervised 16 MSc and 7 PhD student projects to completion and is currently supervising 1 MSc students and 6 PhD students. He has published forty-seven scientific journal articles in the field of Photovoltaics and has authored or co-authored 37 international conference papers and 117 national conference presentations. Prof van Dyk has a passion for teaching Physics and researching Renewable Energy Technologies.

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