Edwell Tafara Mharakurwa

Job title: Lecturer

Contacts Details:

Tel: +254(0) 791800083    
Email: edwell.tafara@dkut.ac.ke

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
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Pan African University Scholarship
  2. University Book Prize Award (Best Graduating Student Mechatronics Department)


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)

  1. Pan African University – $6000 in 2017 – 2019

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  1. Graduate Member – Zimbabwe Institution of Engineering (ZIE)

Research Interest

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