Staff: Mining Engineering

Mr Edwin Zororo Mandaza

Acting Chairperson

Research Interests

  • Productivity improvements in narrow mineral bodies
  • Subterranean built environment
  • Blast damage control
  • Underground environment
  • Geo-thermal energy
  Membership to Associations
  • Associate of Camborne School of Mines (A.C.S.M.)
  • Member of World Mining-Tech Society (CENTEK – Luleå University, Sweden)
  Publications

Mr Tawanda Zvarivadza

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rock Engineering
  • Experimental Rock Mechanics
  • Mining Pillar Design
  • Deep Level Mining Preconditioning
  • Empirical Methods in Rock Mechanics
  • Sustainability in the Mining Industry
  • Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
 

Engineer Mafuratidze Francis

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Engineering Design,
  • Optimization tools and Simulation.

Mr Ezekiel Nyoni

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • 3D Printing and Laser Additive Manufacturing
  • Circular Economy Engineering and Green Environment Technologies  
  • Product Design and Development
  • Metallography and Mechanical Characterization
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • Water Engineering

Mr Raviro Gumbo

Lecturer

Research Interests:           

  • ICT Applications areas
  • Mobile databases
  • Mobile Computing Applications
  • Computer Applications in Mining
  • Programming

Mr Tawanda Marazani

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Laser Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Alloys and other light metals
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • Welding
  • Metallography and Mechanical Characterization
  • Jet ImpingementTechnology (JIT)
  • Design with Constructal Theory
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Water Engineering

Mr Pardon Nyamande

Assistant Lecturer

Research interest:

  • Design of support systems for underground mine workings in both static and rockburst conditions.
  • Slope stability.

 Boyd Chirwa

Chief Technician

Research Interest:

  • Computational Design of Mechanical Characters
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Machine Designs
  • Renewable Energy