Rian Uusizi

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Old Engineering Building, E1/LG/14

Mr Rian Uusizi is a Laboratory Manager of the Materials Testing Institute and a part time lecturer under the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He holds master’s in engineering management, an Bachelors of Technology in Civil engineering specializing in Urban Engineering and also holds a diploma in Civil Engineering and Project management. Mr Uusizi is an Executive Board Member of the Namibian Student Scholarship and Bursary Trust and the Namibia University of Science and Technology Alumni board. He has also serve as a Technical Committee member for the Namibian Standards Institution for Standards development and as Railway Technical Auditor for the Ministry of Works and Transport. Mr Uusizi is an active industry consultant with experience in construction materials, foundation and pavement engineering and Engineering project Management.

Brief Career Summary

  • 2015 – present, Manager at the Materials testing institute (Namibia University of Science and Technology)
  • 2014 –2015, Assistant Laboratory Manager at Aurecon Namibia (Geostrada Engineering Materials Laboratory)
  • 2013-2013, Laboratory Technician at Aurecon Namibia (Geostrada Engineering Materials Laboratory)
  • 2012-2012, Senior materials Tester at Aurecon Namibia (Geostrada Engineering Materials Laboratory)


  • Ph.D. candidate University of Wuppertal
  • MPhil. Engineering Management, UJ, South Africa (2021)
  • B-Tech. Civil Engineering, NUST, Namibia  (2014)
  • ND Civil & Project Management, NUST, Namibia (2012)

Research Focus Areas

  • Flexible Pavements
  • Construction Materials Technology
  • Engineering Management

Courses Currently Teaching

  • WSP510S -Workshop Practice
  • EMT520S Engineering Material Technologies
  • GTE611S Geotechnical Engineering
  • PFM620S Project and Facility Management

Community Development Activities

  • Rlabs youth cafe construction project in Havana Windhoek

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Kgabi, N. A., Atekwana, E., Ithindi, J., Uugwanga, M., Knoeller, K., Motsei, L., Mathuthu, M., Kalumbu, G., Amwele, H. R., and Uusizi, R.: Isotopic composition and elemental concentrations in groundwater in the Kuiseb Basin and the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin, Namibia, Proc. IAHS, 378, 93–98, https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-378-93-2018, 2018.

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