Dr. Jean de Dieu Hakizimana worked and occupied different positions in Government and Private institutions for more than 8 years. Dr. Hakizimana was part-time lecturer before being appointed as Associate Researcher. On April 1, 2018, He was appointed as Associate Researcher at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, with primary area of focus of heading research and training in Energy for Sustainable Development. Since then, Dr. Hakizimana has developed his academic career on a strong foundation of promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research. He has also built his academic career on a strong foundation of providing support for a community of creative researchers to enhance research capacity and increasing internal and external research opportunities for post-doc fellows, and post-graduate students.
His focus has been to develop mutual beneficial linkages with industry to develop partnership and collaborative research. His ability and accomplishments in the field of energy have focused on his commitment, conviction, and dedication to high quality services and adhering to academic-leading standards. Dr. Hakizimana continues to develop his practice in energy related topics by collaborating with faculty in environmental related issues to integrate renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency approaches to reduce emissions from energy supply and demand.
His research focuses on Energy Systems Technologies and Energy Management aim to assess the effect of different scenarios of socioeconomic, technology and demographic developments on energy consumption and emissions of country’s energy system in a multi-sectoral context. With his research group, he has been able to publish peer-reviewed papers on energy issues in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan African countries.
Dr. Jean de Dieu Hakizimana is planning for a gentle shift in method and target of academic productivity, which will be built on current strengths. He is initiating new opportunities for outreach and/or impact, developing collaborations to expand capabilities of the university students in learning.
Dr. Hakizimana is committed to continuing to develop the quality and impact of his work in energy sector and continuing his focus on Energy Systems Technologies and Energy Management.