Staff Profiles: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering

Dr Edwina Muleya

Chairperson : Department of Metallurgy and Material Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Natural Products Research
  • Water Analysis,
  •  Environmental Chemistry
  •  Materials Recycling and Ceramics
  • Mineral processing

Dr Fortunate Moyo


Research interests:

  • Corrosion of ferrous alloys
  • Surface engineering for corrosion prevention
  • Microbial induced corrosion
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Welding engineering
  • Sustainable materials

Mlilo Vusumuzi

Assistant Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • GARCH Modelling
  • Financial Time Series

Mr Sheunopa Gumbochuma

Assistant Lecturer : metallurgy

Research Interests

  • Alternative routes for extraction of PGMs.
  • Exploitation of complex refractory gold ores

Mr Tafadzwa Masaiti

Laboratory Instruments Technician – Department of Mining Engineering

Research interests

  • Renewable power generation
  • Process improvement and optimisation

Mr Tedius Nyomombe

Laboratory Technician

Research Interests:

  • Gemology and mineral beneficiation
  • Environmental issues associated with mining, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy activities
  • sulphidic mine wastes management , treatment and disposal
  • Soil and groundwater pollution
  • Nanotechnonoly and synthesis