Institution: North-West University (NWU)
Unit: School of Geo- and Spatial Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Research field: Emissions, human health
Supervisor: Prof Stuart Piketh, NWU
Luckson hails from Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2010, he completed his BSc Honours in Geography and Environmental Studies at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. After a stint as a high-school geography teacher, he in 2013 started his MSc in Geography and Environmental Management at NWU. His research focused on the influences of sulphur dioxide pollution from coal-fired power stations on bird densities, work on which he published a journal article. For his PhD with NWU’s Climatology Research Group, he will focus on identifying cost-efficient measures to reduce air pollution in the Vaal Triangle Airshed Priority Area using a systems analysis approach. The study will contribute towards addressing the policy challenges and implementation flaws of air-quality management in the Vaal Triangle. Luckson will participate in the 2018 Young Scientist Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where he will work with an IIASA scientist from the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases programme. He enjoys music and exercise.