Dr. Edwell Tafara Mharakurwa

Designation: Lecturer
Telephone No.: 0791800083
Email: edwell.tafara@dkut.ac.ke
Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
PhD in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Pan African University 2019
MSc in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Pan African University 2014
B.Eng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering Chinhoyi University of Technology 2011

Areas of Expertise

  • Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics of Power System Equipment
  • Automation and Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence

Work Experience

  • Lecturer, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology – May 2019 to date
  • Part Time Jnr Instruments Engineer; Talbless Automation Pvt Ltd – Zimbabwe [March 2015 – Feb 2016]
  • Assistant Lecturer – Chinhoyi University of Technology –   Zimbabwe [Jan 2015 – Dec 2015]
  • Part Time Lecturer; Speccis College – Zimbabwe [Jan 2012 – Oct 2012]
  • Teaching Assistant; Chinhoyi University of Technology -Zimbabwe [Oct 2011 –Nov 2012]

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Industrial Attachment Cordinator
Publications
  • Edwell. T. Mharakurwa, George. N. Nyakoe, and A. O. Akumu “Transformer Insulation Degree of Polymerization Estimation through Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System Approach”, 2019 Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 16-19 June 2019, pp.160-163.
  • Edwell. T. Mharakurwa, George. N. Nyakoe, and A. O. Akumu, “Transformer Remnant Life Estimation and AssetManagement model based on Insulation StressAssessment”,2019 Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 16-19 June 2019, pp.325-329.
  • Edwell Tafara Mharakurwa and RutendoGoboza, “Multiparameter-Based Fuzzy Logic Health Index Assessment for Oil-Immersed Power Transformers”, Advances in Fuzzy Systems, Volume 2019, Article ID 2647157, 12 pages,
    https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2647157.
  • E.T. Mharakurwa, G. N. Nyakoe and B. W. Ikua, “Accretion Control in Sponge Iron Production Kiln using Fuzzy,” Journal of Sustainable Research in Engineering (JSRE), Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 27-33, 2014. ISSN 2409-1243,
    http://sri.jkuat.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/sri/article/view/77
  • Edwell. T. Mharakurwa, G. N. Nyakoe, A. O. Akumu, “Power transformer fault severity estimation based on dissolved gas analysis and energy of fault formation technique,” Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (JECE),  2019, Article ID 9674054,10 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9674054.
  • E.T. Mharakurwa, G. N. Nyakoe, A. O. Akumu, “Power Transformer Hot Spot Temperatures Estimation based on Multi-attributes,” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER),ISSN 0973-4562, Volume 14, Number 7 (2019) pp. 1584-1592.

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • Edwell. T. Mharakurwa, G. N. Nyakoe, A. O. Akumu, “Thermal Modeling of Power Transformers with Unbalanced Loading,” 2018 IEEE PES/ IAS PowerAfrica Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 126-130, June 26-29, 2018.

Awards, Scholarships and Recognition

  • Pan African University Scholarship
  • University Book Prize Award (Best Graduating Student Mechatronics Department)

Research

a) Ongoing/Completed Researches

  • Research Title: Remnant Life Estimation Model for Mineral Oil-immersed Power Transformers’ Asset Management Scheme

b) Research funding: (Indicate the Source, Amount & Year)

  • Pan African University – $6000 in 2017 – 2019

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Graduate Member – Zimbabwe Institution of Engineering (ZIE)

Research Interest

  • Condition Monitoring and Fault diagnostic for Power system equipment.
  • Automation and Application of Artificial Intelligent in Process control and Power Systems