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Vice Chancellor's Note

Lupane State University

Vice Chancellor's Note

Educational Qualifications

Prof. Kuipa holds an Msc Degree in Chemical Engineering (with Distinction) from Ivanovo Institute of Chemical Engineering (Russia) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Bradford University (UK). He is a Chartered Engineer, registered with the Engineering Council (UK) and with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe.

Work Experience

Prior to his appointment as Pro Vice Chancellor for Chinhoyi University of Technology, Prof. Kuipa was a Senior Lecturer and Dean respectively (Faculty of Industrial Technology) at the National University of Science and Technology.

Research Interest

His research interests cover: Solvent Extraction Fundamentals, Industrial Effluent Characterisation and Treatment, Membrane Extraction (Liquids) Electrical Dehydration of Water in Oil Emalsions, Beneficiation of Kaolin clays, Transesterification of oils/fats using solid catalysts to produce biodiesel and saleable glycerol. Prof. Kuipa has supervised over five M. Phil students, who have successfully completed their theses and graduated. Currently he is supervising four PhD students at Chinhoyi University of Technology. He has over twenty nine publications.

Vice Chancellor's Note

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