The DVC Research Team

Dr. Mussa Iddi Mgwatu is the Director of Research and Publication and a Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering Technology. His areas of specialisation include manufacturing systems, process optimisation, industrial automation, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and applied system reliability. He is also the Principal Investigator of the UDSM/Sida Research Management Subprogramme. Dr. Mgwatu earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also attended a professional training on CAD/CAM at Recklinghausen College in Germany.

Dr. Mgwatu started his career as a Mechanical Engineer at TANESCO before joining the University of Dar es Salaam for academic position. He was the Swedish Institute Guest Researcher at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and the Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Lehigh University, USA. He has held different executive positions including Director of Quality Assurance Bureau, University of Dar es Salaam; Managing Director, RAHCO; and Chief Executive, TEMESA. Dr. Mgwatu has been involved in supervision of national engineering projects such as construction of ferries and baseline design of standard gauge railway. He has written scholarly articles both in national and international journals.




Dr. Mona Ngusekela Mwakalinga is the Director of Public Services and a Senior Lecturer of Film and Media Studies at the Department of Creative Arts, College of Humanities (CoHu). Her area of specialisation is Tanzanian/African film, gender, African theatre practices and media perception and reception.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and a Master of Arts in Theatre and Film from the University of Dar es Salaam and her doctoral degree in Film and Media Studies from the University Kansas, USA. Dr. Mwakalinga has held numerous administrative positions at the University, including Gender Desk Officer of the then College of Arts and Social Sciences (now College of Social Sciences), Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies at the then College of Arts and Social Sciences, Deputy Principal of the College of Humanities and Head of the Department of Creative Arts.

Dr. Mwakalinga has produced, directed, and written numerous films and theatre performances at national and international level as well as written scholarly articles in national and international journals. Currently, Mwakalinga is completing a book manuscript on the history of Tanzanian Bongo Movies.






Dr. Ambrose Joseph Itika

Director UDIEC and Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Mining Engineering . 














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