Mawire holds a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the North West University which he obtained in 2010. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Electronics. He is the principal researcher in the solar thermal group of the Material Science Innovation and Modelling (MASIM) focus area. His research interests include electronic instrumentation, renewable energy systems and solar thermal energy storage technology. He has published around 18 high impact factor ISI journal articles, some of which are in the top 20 of the energy and fuels category. His articles are mainly focused on domestic solar thermal energy storage applications. His contributions to the use of thermal energy storage systems in solar cooking are very novel and nine of his papers have already 10 or more citations in scopus. He is an NRF Y-rated researcher and holds two NRF research grants. His current and future research interests fall into three main categories; (i) small thermal energy storage systems for domestic applications, (ii) solar domestic receivers and discharging heat exchangers and (iii) cheap physics and electronics laboratory experiments for developing countries. His work has also been presented in more than 5 internationally acclaimed peer reviewed conferences. He has also supervised and is currently supervising a number of postgraduate students.
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