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Sameer Jaffer Hameer

Technical University of Kenya, Kenya

Contributor Biography

Prof Hameer obtained his PhD in 2010 in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Aviation Engineering, School of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya. He has been involved in teaching undergraduate courses in Aerospace Engineering such as Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion, Finite Element Analysis, Aerodynamics, and Electrical Engineering Principles. He has been actively involved in developing collaborative frameworks with International Institutions such as Stellenbosch University and University of Pretoria in South Africa in the area of UAV Design for wildlife poaching application. He also engaged in a 2 year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at CRSES, Stellenbosch University where he designed a solar thermal test facility including being selected as a TWAS-DFG recipient in 2012 to conduct research at Technical University of Berlin and Reiner Leimone Institue. He also served as an Assistant Professor in the Bahir Dar Energy Research Centre, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, where he successfully developed a PhD Programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering. He has served as a Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Tanzania), where he won an Erasmus+ grant of 883,000 Euros for developing a Smart Grid Curriculum with several International and local partners. He has had extensive academic/research experience spanning countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Kenya. He has a key understanding of the energy landscape of these countries.