:::::Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Friday 19th of October 2018
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Biography of Prof. Joseph J. Msambichaka


Prof. Joseph J. Msambichaka is holding a Doctorate degree in Structural Engineering and he is now a Vice Chancellor of Mbeya University of Science and Technology in Tanzania. He is an experienced civil/structural engineer with more than 33 years in his professional life. He first worked as an engineer in the Ministry of Works for 3 years. After which he has been in the teaching profession for 30 years at University of Dar es Salaam and Mbeya University of Science and Technology, engaging himself in research, training and consultancy. He has been in Management positions for the past 16 years. His main experience is in rural infrastructure, construction materials technology, techniques for rehabilitation and protection of civil engineering structures, bridges, energy efficiency and low cost housing. Further his consultancy works involved feasibility studies, drawing action plans, analysis and design of buildings and bridges, site supervision of construction works, evaluation of rural infrastructure. He has written 48 papers and reports; and has accomplished more than 32 projects in infrastructure, education and other studies. He is a registered consulting engineer with the Engineers Registration Board of Tanzania. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Tanzania. At national and international level he has been a Chairman, Vice Chairman and member of various Boards, Councils and Task Teams. He was a member of the Ministerial task team for establishment of University of Dodoma. He was the Chairman of task team for establishment of Mbeya University of Science and Technology. He speaks, reads and writes in Kiswahili, English, Germany and some French.