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Christine Ajinjeru

Additive Manufacturing for Energy

Biography

Supervising Faculty: Chad Duty

I chose to pursue my PhD in Energy Science and Engineering because I wanted to reap the benefits of the interdisciplinary approach that this program takes in tackling global energy challenges. In addition to diving deep into my technical area, I have been able to develop and strengthen my skills in policy making, entrepreneurship, and outreach. My thesis work in additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is honing in on my technical capabilities. My entrepreneurial experience as a technical member of TechSmarrt, a data analysis software for materials research, exposed me to every entrepreneurs’ biggest challenge: finding investors for their products or ideas. I am also a strong advocate for the involvement of Sub-Saharan Africans in tackling development issues, be it in policymaking, social entrepreneurship or technical proficiency. I took a step in this direction to learn more about the energy sector in the Sub-Saharan region by proposing a model that quantified the energy demand gap in developing regions using spatial population datasets using Uganda as a case study.


Research

Material development for large scale additive manufacturing


Education

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – Grinnell College


Professional Service

Volunteer tutor with Emerald Youth Foundation


Publications

Google Scholar: Christine Ajinjeru


Contact Information

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