MSSEESA in Brief

In the Eastern and Southern Africa sub-region several Research Groups engaged in Materials Science and Solar Energy have had informal collaboration for over two decades. This collaboration has resulted in the participation in regional workshops and conferences, joint publications, joint supervision of postgraduate students, and sharing of research facilities among others.

To formalize these collaborations and to promote advanced research in the field of Materials Science and Solar Energy in this region, a Network known as Materials Science and Solar Energy for Eastern and Southern Africa (MSSEESA) of the research groups has been established. More
Our Objectives
The Network aims to: Assist the members to build and sustain a critical mass of credible scientists through postgraduate training and research in areas of materials science and solar energy, Implement cost effective utilization of available resources in the above disciplines in the sub-region, Promote and facilitate dissemination and exchange of information.
Financial Support
This network has received support from ISP since 2009. The network consists of five universities in four countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Before 2009, the network received ISP support as part of the TAN:01/2 activity at University of DaresSalaam, Tanzania. The Coordinating Office rotates amongst the Network members and is currently located at University of Nairobi, Kenya headed by Prof Bernard Aduda. There is a Coordination Board consisting of eight staff members from the five participating universities. The ISP supported groups at University of Nairobi and University of Eldoret, Kenya, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Makerere University, Uganda and University of Zambia are members of the Network.
Membership
Membership to the Network is open to all research groups at universities engaged in materials science and solar energy in the region. The founding members of the Network are research groups at the University of Zambia, Zambia; University of Nairobi and Moi University (University of Eldoret), Kenya;Makerere University, Uganda; Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Coordinator:


Prof Bernard Aduda, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Department of Physics, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Email: boaduda@uonbi.ac.ke

P. O. Box 30197 - 00100 ,
GPO Nairobi .
Physics Department Chiromo Campus University of Nairobi
Telegram : VARSITY NAIROBI
Email: e-mail: physics@uonbi.ac.ke

MSSEESA NODE LABS

77777

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Kenya

8888

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Uganda

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MSSEESA

Zambia


Node coordinators:

  • Kenya: Prof Bernard Aduda, University of Nairobi, Email: boaduda@uonbi.ac.ke; Prof Mghendi Mwamburi, University of Eldoret Email: Mghendi@yahoo.com
  • Tanzania: Dr Margret Samiji, University of Dar es Salaam Email: samiji@udsm.ac.tz
  • Uganda: Dr Tom Otiti, Makerere University Email: totiti@physics.mak.ac.ug
  • Zambia: Dr Sylvester Hatwaambo, University of Zambia Email: shatwaambo@unza.zm
  • Materials Science and Solar Energy Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (MSSEESA).

    MSSEESA

    Contact Us

    P. O. Box 30197 - 00100 ,
    GPO Nairobi .
    Physics Department Chiromo Campus University of Nairobi
    Telegram : VARSITY NAIROBI
    Email: e-mail: physics@uonbi.ac.ke