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.