Frans Hanghome

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Staff Details


Frans completed his Bachelor at Polytechnic of Namibia in 2015 and worked for the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Department of Energy on numerous Renewable Energy Projects. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering 2018 as a Junior Lecturer. In 2019 he embarked on his Master studies at National Institute of Technology, India, for Master of Technology in Thermal Engineering from which he graduated in 2021.


  • MTech. Thermal Engineering (NIT, India)
  • B.Eng. Mechanical (PON)

Professional Affiliations

  • International Energy Agency
  • Namibia Standard Institute

Research Focus Areas

  • Solar thermal energy applications
  • Sustainable energy entrepreneurship

Courses Currently Teaching


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heating
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Power Plant Technology

Community Development Activities

  • The Refurbishment of the Katutura State Hospital Solar Water Heating System (Project Co-Lead)

Selected Publications


  • Lühl, P. (2017). Making Architecture: Namibia University of Science and Technology 2016 first year architecture student projects for a space of learning in Ombaka, Kaoko Region, Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia University of Science and Technology.

Book Chapters

  • Lühl, P., Delgado, G. (2016). A critical Analysis of the Mass Housing Programme. In Bankie, B. F., Jauch, H. (Ed.) The Urban Housing Crisis in Namibia: A Youth Perspective (pp. 208-220). Windhoek: National Youth Council of Namibia

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Lühl, P. (2018). Towards a new architecture school - positioning Namibia's first school of architecture theoretically within its post-colonial context. In Supplement to the Journal of the South African Institute of Architects, Vol 90, 2018, 33-41

Non peer-reviewed articles

  • Lühl, P., van Greunen, S., Botha, J. (2017). Windhoek Retro-fit: Re-connecting the Fragmented City. Digest of Namibia Architecture 2017, 92-95


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