South African Young Academy of Science

Moses Basitere

Moses Basitere

Dr Moses Basitere is a currently a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Extended Curriculum Program at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Chemical Engineering Department. In addition to his leadership role, he is a research lead for poultry slaughterhouse wastewater (PSW) research unit under Bioresource Engineering Research Group. He also has a keen interest in Engineering Education Research with a special focus on integration of emerging technologies to enhance the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Physics. Dr Basitere has displayed commendable potential as a researcher; he has published several articles in accredited journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has supervised a number of Masters’ students to completion and is currently supervising several Masters and Doctoral students.

His notable contribution to science has resulted in several accolades awarded to him, including the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, Knowledge Interchangeable and Collaboration grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and NRF Thuthuka Funding PhD track. This year Dr Basitere is one of the recipients of the NRF Thuthuka Post PhD Track grant.

Dr Basitere is an advocate for science and his dedication and contribution to community development through mentoring and creating an awareness of science is commendable. He has set-up Saturday and Winter classes to teach Technical Mathematics and Technical Science supporting learners studying at Technical Schools around the CPUT to gain university entrance to Engineering fields.