Institution: Central University of Technology (CUT)
Unit & Faculty: Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Research field: Civil engineering/urban infrastructure
Supervisors: Professor Dillip Das, CUT (main supervisor); Dr Alex Opoku, UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, University College London, UK (co-supervisor)
Raphael hails from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He completed both his undergraduate BSc in Civil Engineering and his MSc in Construction Management (2014) at the University of Dar es Salaam. Over his master’s studies, he developed a fuller understanding of the complex nature of infrastructure projects delivery and the need for achieving collaborative project delivery systems. For his PhD at CUT, he will investigate the development and management of urban infrastructure using a systems analysis approach. The study will contribute towards sustainable urban road infrastructure in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Raphael has been involved in the investigation of Tanzanian procurement and construction industry skills profiles engaged by the World Bank. He enjoys hiking, and playing and watching soccer.