University of Namibia
Dr. Veikko Uahengo
BSc – UNAM, 1998
MSc in Inorganic Chemistry Wuhan University, China, 2007 PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 2012/2013
Phone: +264 61 206 3465
II. Solar materials
III. Li-ion cathode materials: Lithium ion battery cathode materials. Li-ion cathode materials are currently leading research activities around the world in the quest of solving energy storage problem.
Research focus is on new solar materials (solid state & dye sensitized cells) using readily available raw materials. This area is mainly focused on new solar materials (3rd generation) using simple and affordable classical methods of organic and inorganic dye sensitizers, as well as using metal oxides (semiconductors). In semiconductors, we are focusing on doping of CuO and Cu2O as well as other metal oxide models (such as Mn and Zn), to tune the band gap to have them complementing in the visible light region. Application is focused both in solar panel materials, solar water heating systems and water splitting for Hydrogen gas production as a storage tool for harvested solar energy.
Dr. Daniel Likius Shipwiisho
Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) (2010-2013).
M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. (2007-2008)
B.Sc. (Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. (2001-2005)
Synthesis the metal complexes using molecular precursor method, fabricate metal oxide thin fims such as TiO2, Cu2O ZrO2, Doping of metal oxide matrix (semiconductors), Nanotechnology, Photovoltaic (Solar energy), Water-heating Evacuated tube, Water Purification systems, Material Science; Analytical Chemistry, Antimalaria , Deodorants, body lotions; Photocatalyst, Photocurrent, Electrical Conductivities of insulators using conductive nanoparticles, Plasmonic properties.
Characterization techniques: XRD, TEM, FE-SEM, EDX, XPS, DRS, UV/VIS, NMR, IR, TG/DTA, NMR