Rajaram Swaminathan

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Engineering Building, G25
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2167
Email Address: 

Professional Registration

  • Fellow Institution Engineers, India (F102589/5)


  • PhD. Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India (1997)
  • MSc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India (1973)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India (1968)

Research Focus Areas

  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Bioenergy
  • Combustion and Gasification

Subjects Currently Teaching

  • NUST Subject Code EET921S - Energy Efficiency Technology
  • NUST Subject Code BKG911S - Bioenergy
  • NUST Subject Code PPT820S– Power Plant Technology
  • NUST Subject Code TFL710s- Thermofluid
  • NUST Subject CodeHTF420S– Heat Transfer.

Brief Career Summary

  • 2018+Associate Professor and HOD/Mechanical & Marine Engineering, Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • 2013-2018 Deputy Director and HOD/Mechanical, Polytechnic of Namibia
  • 2007-2012 Senior Lecturer, Polytechnic of Namibia
  • 1970-2006 Engineer/Manager/General Manager(Engineering and R&D),Bharat heavy Electricals Ltd, India, an associate of Alstom Power

Selected Publications

1.     Swaminathan, R. and Amupolo, H. (2014). Design and Testing of Biochar Stoves, Special Issue on Engineering Research for Economic Advancement, Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 4, 567-572.

2.     Swaminathan, R. Chisale.P and Amupolo, H.(2015). Programme on Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa-Efforts towards Higher Education, International Renewable Energy symposium, (IRES2015), Windhoek, Oct 2015.

3.     Rajaram Swaminathan (2016). Design and Testing of Mini Biogas Plant, Global Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Studies Vol 5 Issue 8, July 2016.

4.   Rajaram Swaminathan and Nandjembo.F.N.P (2016). Design and Testing of a Solar Torrefaction Unit to Produce Charcoal, Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS), Sep 2016.

5.     Rajaram Swaminathan and Shikongo Tomas Nadhipite(2017).Design of Solar Lime Kiln, Journal of Innovative Energy & Research, Volume 6, Special issue: Sustainable Energy, Nov 2017.

6.     Rajaram Swaminathan and Johannes (2019). Power Generation from Landfill Gas and a Case Study, International   Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA), Nov 2019.

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