CEng. Prof. N.H. Mvungi received BSc in electrical engineering from the University Dare es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1978. He received an MSc degree in electronics control from Salford University, Salford, the UK in 1980 and a PhD degree from Leeds University in Leeds, the UK in 1989 on embedded systems for switched reluctance drives.
He was with Phillips Center for Technology in Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1982/83 on instrumentation automation. He has been with the University of Dar es Salaam from April 1978 until September 2008 in various academic and administrative capacities. He has done a number of research and consultancy projects and specialized professional services in Tanzania and beyond.
Prof Mvungi served in a number of committees outside the University of Dodoma and the University of Dar es Salaam. He was the founding Principal of the College of ICT of the University of Dar es Salaam and a Professor and founding Principal of the College of Informatics and Virtual Education of the University of Dodoma.
His research interest is in control and instrumentation, computer communication and applied electronics, lightning protection, rural access, power quality aspects, remote monitoring and control of energy consumption and smart grid.
Prof Mvungi is a Consulting Engineer in Tanzania (CEng), member IET(TZ), AMSTS, Member ICAE. He received the 2010 IBM Faculty Award, TCRA 2013 Award, 2015-2020 Sida Award, PI for Overall Winner of the 2016 and second winner of the 2018 UDSM Research Week. He has published widely in conference proceedings, journals and projects. He has been involved in a number of sponsored research projects, which include Road Safety sponsored by TCRA, Transition to Digital Broadcasting, SEMS project, ERASMUS2 multinational project, STINT multinational project, ICM multinational project, and EALRI multinational project. Currently, he is the PI of the iGRID: Smart Grid Capacity Development and Enhancement in Tanzania subprogramme.