Dr. Chipo Shonhiwa


  • University of Fort Hare, South Africa, PhD in Physics (Renewable Energy)
  • Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, MBA
  • University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, MSc Degree in Renewable Energy
  • Bindura University of Science Education,    Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Physics Education
  • Belvedere Teachers’ Training College, Diploma in Science Education
  • The institute for Industrial Environmental economics, Lund University, Energy for Sustainable Development Certificate
  • University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, Formulating Proposals for CDM Projects Certificate

Research Interests

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Valorisation of biomass
  • Green Hydrogen


  1. Farirai F, Shonhiwa C, Mupa M, Daramola MO. Compositional Analysis of Zimbabwean Sugarcane Bagasse Ash Towards Production of Nano Silicon for Solar Cell Application, Springer, Cham; 2020, p. 47-57. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-38032-8_3.
  2. Farirai F, Mupa M, Shonhiwa C, Daramola MO. Sol-gel Coupling Adsorption Method for Extraction of High Purity Silica from Sugarcane Bagasse Ash for Solar Cell Application. Eur. Biomass Conf. Exhib. Proc., ETA-Florence Renewable Energies; 2019, p. 1436-8. doi:10.5071/27theubce2019-3dv.4.17.
  3. Muchuweni E, Sathiaraj TS, Shonhiwa C. Raman spectroscopy and optical properties of GAZO thin films deposited at various substrate temperatures. Eur Phys J Plus 2018;133:326. doi:10.1140/epjp/i2018-12177-8.
  4. Gadzirayi C, Mandumbu R, Mafuse N, Shonhiwa C. The Compatibility Effects of Biochar-Vermicompost Mixes on Crop Productivity. J Environ Sci Eng 2017;6:496-501. doi:10.17265/2162-5298/2017.10.002.
  5. Shonhiwa C, Makaka G. Concentrator Augmented Wind Turbines?: A review. Renew Sustain Energy Rev 2016;59:1415-8. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.067.
  6. Shonhiwa C. An Assessment of Wind Power Generation Potential for Margate Town in South Africa. Int J Energy Power Eng 2015;4:32. doi:10.11648/j.ijepe.20150402.13.
  7. Shonhiwa C, Makaka G, Munjeri K. Estimation of Wind Power Potential of Six Sites in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Phys Sci Int J 2015;6:209-18.
  8. Shonhiwa C, Yang S, Li B. Numerical Simulation and Measurement of Temperature Distribution in Water-in-Glass Evacuated Solar Water Heater. Phys Sci Int J 2015;6:169-84. doi:10.9734/psij/2015/16328.
  9. Mukumba P, Makaka G, Shonhiwa C. An assessment of the performance of a biogas digester when insulated with sawdust. Int J Energy Power Eng 2015;4:24-31. doi:10.11648/j.ijepe.20150402.12.
  10. Masanganise J, Mapuwei TW, Magodora M, Shonhiwa C. Climate Predictions of the Twenty First Century Based on Skill Selected Global Climate Models. Int J Sci Res Publ 2014;4:1-13.
  11. Shonhiwa C. An assessment of biomass residue sustainably available for thermochemical conversion to energy in Zimbabwe. Biomass and Bioenergy 2013;52. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.02.024.
  12. Li B, Yang S, Shonhiwa C, Wang F. Seasonal performance of water-in-glass evacuated tubes. Dongbei Daxue Xuebao/Journal Northeast Univ 2010;31:1586-9.