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Name: Cassy Mtelela
College/School/Division: College Of Natural And Applied Sciences
Role: Lecturer at the Department of Geology
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Tel: +255 (0) 783 337794

Cassy Mtelela, PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Geology of the University of Dar es Salaam. He also serves as Department’s research and publication coordinator, and represents the college to the Directorate of Internationalization, Convocation and Advancement. Cassy Mtelela is a sedimentary geologist by MSc and PhD degrees training at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and James Cook University (Australia), respectively. His PhD focused on the aspects of sedimentology, stratigraphy and hydrocarbon (oil and gas) prospectivity in the Rukwa Rift – a segment of the East African Rift System.

His researches involve geologic mapping, sedimentary facies analysis, sedimentary petrology, lithostratigraphy, and sequence stratigraphy in reconstructing: depositional environments; sedimentary provenance; basin evolution, and prospecting for mineral, water, oil and gas across the Mesozoic to Cenozoic strata in the coastal  and continental rift-basins in Tanzania. He also works in collaboration with palaeontologists and paleoanthropologists from across the world in providing geologic context to the flora and fauna preserved within such sedimentary basins. Since his PhD graduation in 2016, Dr. Cassy Mtelela has supervised a number of postgraduate research students, including three complete MSc dissertations, and an on-going MSc research (Thesis degree). He has published more than seven (7) research articles in international Journals to date, as a solo author, lead author and a co-author.

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