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Sampson Mamphweli
Director
Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, South Africa

Professor Sampson Mamphweli holds a Masters degree from the University of Venda and a PhD from the University of Fort Hare. He worked as a Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Fort Hare where he started working as a Researcher while conducting his PhD in 2005. Prof Mamphweli also possesses a number of certificates in Renewable Energy and a Mini-MBA certificate in Green Energy from the Green Power Academy in Britain. He has published more than 45 research articles in peer reviewed journals including four book chapters, he has presented more than 36 research articles in national and international conferences including 8 invited presentations and keynote addresses. He has supervised 22 Masters and PhD students to completion. Prof Mamphweli previously raised funding and implemented a considerable number of renewable energy projects in the Eastern Cape during his time at the University of Fort Hare. His primary area of specialization is biomass gasification and biogas digesters. He also managed a number of renewable energy projects on behalf of the Faculty of Science and Agriculture at the University of Fort Hare. Prof Mamphweli is a member of the South African Institute of Physics. He is also a member of a number of committees that deal with renewable energy issues at national government level. Prof Mamphweli started off his career at the South African National Parks before moving to the University of Cape Town where he worked as a Research Technician before joining the University of Fort Hare as an Eskom Research Fellow in 2005. He is a recipient of the prestigious University of Fort Hare Vice Chancellor's Emerging Researcher medal for the year 2012. Prof Mamphweli joined Stellenbosch University in July 2017 as Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies. He is also a Co-Director for the African Research Universities Alliance Research Chair in Energy, allocated to Stellenbosch University.

 

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