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Prof. Farhad Aghdasi (Grant Holder)

Professor Farhad Aghdasi is the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Agriculture at the University of Fort Hare. His academic qualifications include: PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK; MBA from the the University of Portland, USA; MSc in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Oregon State University and BSc (Honours) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. Over the past 30 years he has held academic posts in universities in Southern Africa including Professor and Director: School of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein; Vice-Rector: Academic Affairs and Research, Polytechnic of Namibia. Professor Aghdasi is currently the NRF grant holder for the Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Centre (RAVAC) for food and water security in the Eastern Cape and is involved in several community engagement projects including the AgriPark, the Dairy, the Nguni Cattle, the Piggery; and the Bio-Gas project funded by the Department of Science and Technology. His passion is to increasingly use the postgraduate research projects and postdoctoral activities for innovations in the betterment of the lives of the community, job creation, collaboration with the industry and adding quality to teaching and learning of undergraduates

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