African Materials Science and Engineering Network

AMSEN is based on the premise that increased skills in materials science and engineering are needed in southern Africa to develop and add value to the extensive mineral deposits of the region, as well as to establish a research culture. The network benefits from existing collaborations, including the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials established at Wits in 2004 and the Wits-Namibia Engineering Curriculum Development Program in nanotechnology, sponsored by SANTED. There are five universities in five different countries, and each supports five students. The students are co-supervised across the network, and research teams cover the different research areas.

Updates on Recent AMSEN Activities

  • Kenneth Njoroge has completed another draft of his PhD, and will be submitting it soon. He has been appointed Assistant Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. (6/14)
  • Adenike Olaseinde has successfully completed her PhD corrections. (6/14)

Archived Updates

AMSEN Leaders
Academic Director and Secretariat
Prof. L. A. Cornish, Director of Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials
Head of AMSEN Secretariat
Casey Sparkes
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof. F. P. L. Kavishe, Founding Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Namibia
Prof. George Rading, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nairobi, Kenya