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Brief Career Summary

  • 2019+ Professor, Renewable Energy Systems, DECE, NUST, Windhoek, Namibia
  • 2017-2019 Professor/Director of Electrical Engineering, DECE, NUST, Windhoek, Namibia
  • 2010-2016 Professor/Founding Dean, College of Engineering and Technology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Palapye, Botswana
  • 2006-2010 Professor/Dean, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University.  Ota, Nigeria
  • 2000-2006 Professor, Electrical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • 1995-1998 Dean, Faculty of Technology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • 1990-2000 Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • 1984-1990 Lecturer, University of Lagos, Nigeria


Professional Affiliations

  • COREN P0425
  • FNSE 03248 (Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers)
  • MIEEE (Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA)


Research Focus Areas

  • Mini grids for rural electrification
  • Power system voltage stability
  • Grid integration of variable renewable energy resources
  • Energy Policies


Courses Currently Teaching

  • EST911S Energy Systems
  • ECV611S Energy Conversion 215
  • PRS721S Power Systems 325
  • EMA410S Electrical Machines 4.


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Samuel, I. A., Katende, J., Awosope, C.. A., Awelewa, A. A., Adekitan, A. I., and Agbetuyi, F. A. Power system voltage collapse prediction using a new line stability index (NLSI-1): A case study of the 330-kV Nigerian National Grid. International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), 9(6), (2019) pp 5125–5133.
  • Isaac A. Samuel, James Katende, Claudius O. A. Awosope, and Ayokunle A. Awelewa,  “Prediction of Voltage Collapse in Electrical Power System Networks using a New Voltage Stability Index”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562, Volume 12, Number 2 (2017), pp. 190-199, © Research India Publications.
  • Andrew Zulu, Paul Chisale, Samuel John, Sabine Kapfhamer, Marie Huneke, Wilfred Zorner, Shadreck Mpanga, Mundia Muya, Ackim Zulu, James Katende, “Capacity Building in Renewable Energy Technologies in Namibia, Zambia and Botswana”, Journal of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Southern Africa (JREEESA), vol. 1, No. 1, October 2016, pp. 25-29, ISSN 2414-4614.
  • Katende, J., Oladiran M.T., Kelebopile L., Tedman O., Sabina Kapfhamer, Wilfried Zorner, et al. (2016). “The NEED Project: Enhancing the Widespread Use of Renewable Energy Resources in the Southern African Region”. Proc. 24th Domestic Use of Energy Conference, 29-31 March 2016, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, ISBN 978-0-9946759-0-3, pp.186-191, IEEE Xplore Library
  • Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Richard O. Fagbenle, James Katende, Julius M. Ndambuki, David O. Omole, and Adekunle A. Badejo, “Wind Energy Study and Energy Cost of Wind Electricity Generation in Nigeria: Past and Recent Results and a Case Study for South West Nigeria”, Energies, I, 2014, 7(12), pp. 8508-8534; doi:10.3390/en7128508, ISSN 1996-1073,, December 2014.

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