Victor Kamara

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/4.224
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2545
Email Address: 

 

Qualifications

  • PhD. Structural Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2002)
  • MEng. Structural Engineering, Northern Jiaotong University, Beijing, China (1998)
  • BEng (Hons) Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone (1992)

Research Focus Areas

  • Service-Life Prediction of Concrete Structures under aggressive/Corrosive environments
  • Appropriate material choice in the design of affordable and sustainable civil infrastructure (Structure, roads, etc.)
  • Civil Engineering infrastructure design, measurement and Performance from affordable materials choice and design
  • Energy Efficiency Building design from appropriate material choice and design

Subjects Currently Teaching

  • RCM 710S – Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design 315
  • STA 710S – Structural Analysis 314
  • STA 620S - Structural Analysis 224
  • EIS 820S – Engineer-in-Society: Ethics & Professionalism 424
  • AAD 911S - Advanced Structural Analysis and Structural Dynamics
  • Advanced Concrete and Steel Design 425
  • Structural Design 3A/B - Steel, Concrete and Timber
  • Advanced Design of Concrete Structures

Brief Career Summary

  • 2017+ Associate Professor, Structural Engineering, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2016+ Associate Dean: Teaching & Learning, Faculty of Engineering, NUST, Namibia
  • 2012-2017 Deputy Director, Civil/Structural Engineering DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2010-2016 Head of Department, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2009 – 2011 Senior Lecturer, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2006 – 2009 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone

 

Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. Kamara, VS; Onjefu, LA; Chisale, P; (2019): Thermal, Water Absorption and Compressive Behaviour of Energy Efficient Bricks from Agricultural Residues in Namibia. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), Volume 10, Issue 09, September 2019, pp 90 – 101. ISN Print: 0976-6308 and Online: 0976-6316. IAEME Publication, Scopus Indexed. http://www.iaeme.com/ijciet/issues.asp?JType=IJCIET&VType=10&IType=9
  2. Onjefu, LA., Kamara, VS., Chisale, P., (2019): In-Situ Performance Measurements in Buildings Made from Agricultural Waste Materials. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) Volume 10, Issue 06, June 2019, pp. 615-626, 10(6), 2019, pp. 615-626. ISSN Print: 0976-6308 and ISSN Online: 0976-6316. IAEME Publication Scopus Indexed http://www.iaeme.com/ijciet/issues.asp?JType=IJCIET&VType=10&IType=6
  3. Onjefu, LA; Kamara, VS; Chisale, P. Kgabi, NA (2019): Thermal Efficient Isolating Material from Agricultural Residues to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), Volume 10, Issue 02, February 2019, pp. 2067–2074. ISSN Print: 0976-6308 and ISSN Online: 0976-6316. IAEME Publication Scopus Indexed http://www.iaeme.com/ijmet/issues.asp?JType=IJCIET&VType=10&IType=2; www.iaeme.com/ijmet/issues.asp?VType=10&IType=2&JType=IJCIET&PageNumber=5
  4. D. Katale, V.S. Kamara and A.A. Adedeji (2014) “Investigation on the Use of Clay Soil Mixed with Cow Dung to Produce Sustainable Bricks” Trends of Applied Sciences Research 9(8): 606-424, 2014. ISSN 1819.3579 / DO1: 10.3923/tasr.2014.406.424 @2014 Academic Journal Inc. pp.  406-424. http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tasr.2014.406.424
  5. Victor S. Kamara, Abdul A. Koroma (2014) “Simulating the Performance of Pavement Sections Containing Treated and Untreated Permeable Bases Using MEPDG Software” European Scientific Journal, ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print), ISSN: 1857 – 7431(Online), Vol. 10, No. 14 (2014).  http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/issue/view/129; http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/issue/view/130
  6. Abdul A. Koroma, Victor S. Kamara, A. A .Adedeji (2014) “ An Experimental Investigation of the Hydraulic and Durability Properties of Asphalt treated with Permeable Basecourses (ATPBs)”  Trends in Applied Sciences Research, ISSN 1819.3579 / DO1:10.3923/tasr.2014 @2014 Academic Journals Inc. 9(7) pp. 372-380.
  7. Abdul A. Koroma, Victor S. Kamara (2014) “An Experimental Investigation of the Hydraulic and Durability Properties of Cement Treated Permeable Basecourses (CTPBs)” International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computational, and Applied Sciences (IJETCAS, ISSN (Print): 2279-0047, ISSN (Online): 2279-0055, Issue 7, Volume 1, pp 33-39
  8. Ervin Baumgartner, Victor S. Kamara, et al (2016) “Energy Efficiency Building Based on a Passive House Concept in Namibia” 2nd International Conference – Advances in Cement and Concrete Technologies in Africa; 27-29 January 2016, Dar es Salam, Tanzania, pp 535 – 544, ISBN 978-3-9817502-3-2
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