Head of School : School of Electrical Engineering
Name: Nnamdi Nwulu
Location: B2 LAB 217 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: 011 559 2389
About Prof Nnamdi Nwulu
Prof Nwulu’s research focuses on Food, Energy and Water Systems (FEWS) and the inherent nexus between all three. Specifically, his research focuses on applying FEW-N thinking, digital technologies, mathematical optimisation techniques, and machine learning algorithms in food, energy, and water systems. This research focus has produced several books, inventions and over 200 publications, winning him the 2021 NRF Research Excellence Award for Early Career/Emerging Researchers in Engineering/Technology. He was also a 2020/2021 TW Kambule-NSTF-South32 Award finalist in the Emerging Researcher category and won the 2020 UJ Vice-Chancellors’ most promising young researcher award. He is a Member of the prestigious South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS).
Prof Nwulu has received several research grants worth over 50 Million Rands from governmental and private funders. In 2022, Prof Nwulu led a consortium of academics in Greece, France & South Africa to receive funding from the European Union Erasmus program. Prof Nwulu was announced in December 2022 as the South Africa/Switzerland (SA-Swiss) Bilateral Research Chair in Blockchain Technology.
He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), a Senior Member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SMSAIEE) and a Y-rated Researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.
Prof. Nwulu is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Food Energy and Water Systems (JD-FEWS), Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation (IET-RPG) and the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID).