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 Wilson Parawira

Wilson Parawira

Executive Dean
Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Biography

Prof Wilson Parawira is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe. He has over 20 years of experience teaching in various universities. His main teaching area is Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has held the following positions during his career: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor and currently is a full Professor in Microbiology and Biotechnology. Currently, Professor Parawira is the Executive Dean of Faculty of Science at Bindura University of Science Education since August 2012. Professor Wilson Parawira holds a BSc Honours degree in Biological Sciences MSc in Biotechnology from University of Zimbabwe. He obtained his PhD degree in Environmental Biotechnology from Lund University, Sweden in 2004. He did his first postdoctoral research fellowship in 2008 at Lund University in Sweden in Anaerobic Digestion and his second postdoctoral research fellowship in in Fermentation Process Development in Departments of Process Engineering and Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2009. During his academic career, he has written 36 scientific articles and three book chapters and supervised several MSc and PhD students and serves as an editor of three scientific journals. His research interests are in environmental biotechnology; biofuels; food microbiology; and science, engineering, technology and innovation policies and their effectiveness. Prof Parawira is an External Examiner at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Department of Biological Sciences at University of Namibia, Department of Environmental Science, University of South Africa, and Department of Applied Biology and Biotechnology, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. Prof Parawira has examined many PhD and MPhil theses from several universities.

Research Interest

Environmental biotechnology; biofuels; food microbiology; and science, engineering, technology and innovation policies and their effectiveness.