Staff Profiles: Applied Physics and Telecommunications

Dr Action Nechibvute

Executive Dean : Faculty Of Science and Technology

Research Interests: Energy systems & wireless sensor networks, particularly

  • Energy sources for ambient intelligence & Energy harvesting using smart piezoelectric materials
  • Energy sufficient wireless Instrumentation, WSNs, & industrial automation
  • FEM modeling using Multiphysics platforms
  • Microcontroller electronics

Dr Cloud Nyamhere


Research Interests: Semiconductor Device Physics and Electronic materials, particularly

  • Electrical characterization of defects
  • Semiconductor fabrication, and device processing
  • Nanomaterial and material sciences

Mr Valentine Gora


Research Interests: Semiconductor device micro-fabrication, particularly

  • Characterization of Schottky contacts
  • Defects in semiconductor Devices
  • Thin Film Physics & Material Characterization

Mr Courage Mudzingwa


Research Interests: HF radio communications, particularly

  • HF propagation mechanisms and modeling
  • Antenna Modeling
  • FEM study of optical waveguides

Mr Bernard Siachingoma


Research Interests: Exploration geophysics and applied electromagnetics, particularly

  • Geophysical techniques for platinum group metals
  • Seismography
  • The geophysics of the great dyke

Mr Victor Mazheke

Temporary Fulltime Lecturer

Research Interests: Electromagnetic Wave theory and thin film physics

  • Numerical Electromagnetics
  • Antenna Engineering
  • Preparation, Deposition and Characterisation of thin films

Mr Garikayi Manjengwa

Temporary Fulltime Lecturer

Research Interests: Solar Energy, Industrial process control and automation, particularly

  • Modeling of Solar cells using FEM packages
  • Industrial control electronics
  • Automation using PLCs, PICs and FGA

Mr Felix Mazunga

Temporary Fulltime Lecturer

Research Interests: Optical communication devices and wireless communications, particularly

  • Materials for applications in fibre optic devices
  • Wireless positioning systems
  • Semiconductor device physics

Mr Farai Nhunge


Research Interests      

  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Industrial Process Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Visualization (Human Machine Interface & Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Control

Mr Nicholas Taruvinga


Research Interests:

  • Design of laboratory equipment
  • Programming of controller devices
  • Metrology