Harmony Musiyarira

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/3/164

Brief Career Summary

  • 2020 – Associate Dean: Research and Innovation
  • 2011-2019 Head of Department Mining and Process Engineering: Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • 2019 Project Manager for the Development a Mineral Beneficiation Strategy for Namibia
  • 2018-2019 Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Council Member
  • 2016 Project Manager for the Development of the Sector Growth Strategy for Coloured Gemstones
  • 2018 Consultant for IISD on the Mineral Policy Framework Assessment for Namibia
  • Reviewer of National Research Fund projects/proposals (South Africa)
  • Reviewer of National Commission, Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) proposals and projects
  • 2001-2006 Production Superintendent: Clay Products (formerly Anglo-American) - a ceramic firm dealing in manufacturing of Sanitary ware, Earthenware and Refractory bricks.
  • 2016 PhD External Examiner for University of Johannesburg
  • Masters External Examiner for the University of the Witwatersrand University


  • PhD Process and Environmental Engineering (Witwatersrand University) 2011
  • M.Sc Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management (University of Zimbabwe) 2005
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Metallurgical Engineering (University of Zimbabwe) 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • President Elect of the international Society of Mining Professors (SOMP)(2021-2022)
  • Member of the Australian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
  • Member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)

Research Focus Areas

  • Mine Closure and Rehabilitation
  • Cleaner Production and Circular economy

Courses Currently Teaching


  • MPM810S – Mineral Project Management
  • CPN820S – Cleaner Production

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

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