Last update : 2022-10-26 10:56:43
Dr. Hakizimana Khan Jean de Dieu
Head of PhD Programme and Research
Dr. Jean de Dieu Hakizimana worked and occupied different positions in Academia, Government and Private institutions for more than 16 years. Dr. Hakizimana worked for RIEPA/RDB (Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agence/ Rwanda Development Board), PSF (Rwanda Private Sector Federation), MININFRA (Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure), KIER (Korea Institute of Energy Research), and currently working for the UR (University of Rwanda). Since November 2017, Dr. Hakizimana was a part-time lecturer and in April 2018, he was appointed to be an Associate Researcher at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, with primary area of focus of heading the PhD programme and Research at the ACE-ESD (African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development). September 2020, Dr. Hakizimana was appointed to be a lecturer in department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.
Dr. Hakizimana has developed his academic career on a strong foundation of promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research. He has also built his academic career on a strong foundation of providing support for a community of creative researchers to enhance research capacity and increasing internal and external research opportunities for post-graduate students. His focus has been to develop mutual beneficial linkages with industry to develop partnership and collaborative research. Dr. Hakizimana continues to develop his practice in energy related topics by collaborating with faculty in environmental related issues to integrate renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency approaches to reduce losses and emissions from energy supply and demand. His research focuses on Energy Systems Management aim to assess the effect of different scenarios of socioeconomic, technology and demographic developments on energy consumption and emissions of country’s energy systems in a multi-sectoral context. With his research group, he has been able to won three research grants and he has been able to publish peer-reviewed papers on energy issues in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan African countries