Dr Action Nechibvute

Dr Action Nechibvute

Executive Dean : Faculty Of Science and Technology


Qualifications:

  • PhD-Physics (MSU)
  •  MSc Physics (UB)
  •  BSc Physics and Mathematics with Ed (UZ and MSU)

Research Interests:

Energy systems & wireless sensor networks, particularly

  • Energy sources for ambient intelligence & Energy harvesting using smart piezoelectric materials
  • Energy sufficient wireless Instrumentation, WSNs, & industrial automation
  • FEM modeling using Multiphysics platforms
  • Microcontroller electronics

 

Publications:

  •  Nechibvute A  and Akande A.R: Modeling of Piezoelectric beam for voltage generation presented and published in proceedings of IASTED international conference on Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES 2008), 08-10 September 2008,Gaborone, Botswana
  • Akande A.R, Nechibvute A.  Energy harvesting from a vibrating beam. World Journal of Engineering  5(3): 288-289, 2008(short version)
  • A.R. Akande and A. Nechibvute, P.V.C. Luhanga: Energy Harvester Device for Charging Applications; World Journal of Engineering, supp. 3; 2010,P25;  (short paper version)
  • Akande A.R, Nechibvute A and Luhanga PVC: Characterization of Piezoelectric energy harvester devices: need for a standard. Presented and published at the IASTED. International conference on Energy and Power Systems (AfricaPES 2010), September 2010, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Akande A.R, Nechibvute A., and P.V.C Luhanga; Carbon Nanotubes in supercapacitor technology; proceedings of  2011 World Congress on Engineering and technology (CET 2011)-IEEE vol. 6 Shanghai,pp 230-233
  • Akande A.R , Nechibvute A and Luhanga PVC: Energy harvester device for charging capacitors and low capacity NiMH batteries: Journal of material science, vol (5)6, 2010
  • Nechibvute A., Akande A.R. and Luhanga P.V.C: Modeling of a PZT beam for voltage Generation, Pertanika J.Sci &Technology 19(2): 259-271,2011
  • Akande A.R, Nechibvute A and Luhanga PVC ;Discussion on Establishing a Metrology Standard for Vibration-Driven  Energy Harvesting ,  Journal of Power and Energy Engineering 6(5), pp.674 -682, 2012
  • Nechibvute A, Albert Chawanda and Pearson Luhanga, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Devices: An Alternative Energy Source for Wireless Sensors, Smart Materials Research, Volume 2012, Article ID 853481, 13 pages
  • Nechibvute A, Albert Chawanda and Pearson Luhanga; Finite Element Modeling of a Piezoelectric Composite Beam and Comparative Performance Study of Piezoelectric Materials for Voltage Generation, ISRN Materials Science Volume 2012, Article ID 921361, 11 pages
  • Nechibvute A, Albert Chawanda and Pearson Luhanga; Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Using Synchronized Switching Techniques, International Journal of Engineering and Technology Volume 2 No. 6, June, 2012
  • Nechibvute A, Albert Chawanda and Pearson Luhanga; Enhancing power generated by piezoelectric bimorph device through optimization of device geometry: Frontiers in Energy; Springer verlag (Accepted for publication ,02 May 2013)
  • Nechibvute A, Prof. Albert Chawanda and Prof. Pearson Luhanga. Design and Characterisation of a Piezoelectric Bimorph Energy Harvesting Device International Journal of Engineering and Technology (Accepted for publication, 06 May 2013
  •  Nechibvute A, Courage Mudzingwa; The Effect Of Substrate To Piezoelectric Thickness Ratio On Performance Of Unimorph Sensor; International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT); Vol. 2 Issue 4, April – 2013
  • Courage Mudzingwa, Action Nechibvute; Analysis of Single Mode Step Index Fibres using Finite Element Method. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 2 Issue 5, May – 2013