Staff Profiles: 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)

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

Mr Ereck Mponya


Research interests: 

  • Minerals
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rock Engineering
  • Small scale mining
  • Numerical Modelling in Rock Engineering
  • Mine Design

Mr Raviro Gumbo


Research Interests:           

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

Mr Pardon Nyamande

Assistant Lecturer

Research interest:

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