Profile: Dr. NSENGIYUMVA François
Dr. Francois Nsengiyumva, Rwandan citizen, is a scientist with current research interest in Soil Physics and Geotechnical Engineering. He has been permanent academic staff in the department of Civil Engineering of INES-Ruhengeri since February 2015, first as lecturer (February 2015 to September 2017), then as senior lecturer (October 2017 to date). He has published extensively research papers in high quality international scientific journals, has strong track record in attracting international research grants with which he has, inter alia, successfully organised a number of international research conferences and knowledge-sharing workshops. He has successfully implemented a number of large-scale international projects covering the entire African continent and beyond. His academic experience in teaching at university ranges from the undergraduate to doctoral level, and has successfully supervised a good number of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations/theses, including doctoral theses. He has excellent international experience in working with people from all cultural backgrounds, and has travelled to and lived in a wide range of global environment, including the United Kingdom (UK), Italy, the United States of America (USA), South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. His current work includes the academia-industry linkage, which is contributing to the creation of new job opportunities and the reduction of the rate of youth unemployment, one of the current global challenges. He completed all levels of formal education (up to post-doctoral level in 2014) with distinction in Physics at each level, and has also received informal training in Geotechnical Engineering. After completing secondary education from the oldest school of Rwanda, namely, Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare (Indatwa n’Inkesha School), in 2001, he attended leading universities, including the top-ranked university in Africa, namely, University of Cape Town, South Africa.