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Mr Daniel Nghidengwavali Lufuma

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Phone : +264 61 207 2385
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Office Location : New Engineering Building, E3/4/228


MSc. Geoscience & Civil: Ecole de Mines de Nancy. France (2009)
BSc. Physics & Geology, UNAM, Namibia (2007)


Daniel Lufuma completed a Pre-engineering program and earned his Bachelor of Physics and Geology at the University of Namibia. He earned his Master of Science in Geoscience and Civil Engineering at Nancy University (Ecole de mines) in France. He joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2010 as a Junior lecturer. He was promoted to lecturer in 2013. He headed the Department as a Deputy (2015 - 2017) and as head of Department from 2018-2020.


Brief Career Summary

  • 2018+ Head of Department: Civil, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2016-2017 Deputy Head of Department: Civil, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2013+ Lecturer, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2010-2012 Junior Lecturer, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2008 Geologist, Forsys (Valencia) Metals, Namibia


Research Focus Areas

  • Carbonation in un-bound materials/Soil Mechanics
  • Trapezoidal foundation / Foundation design
  • The use of sustainable & Geotechnically-sound building/construction materials
  • Transport geotechnics

Courses Currently Teaching


  • Applied Physics and Chemistry
  • Engineering geology   
  • Engineering Physics 
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geomechanics


Community Development Activities

  • Teaching Mathematics to high school learners.


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Katale D.P; Kamara V.S; Lufuma D; Slabber M. (2022).  Optimization of used shredded tyres as a fine aggregate replacement for 15 MPa concrete. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), 13(7), 2022, 1-15

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