Askwar Hilonga, PhD

Dr. Askwar Hilonga, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Askwar Hilonga is featured on the Video with Bill Gates and other world renown dignitaries and got connected to His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prince Andrew. He is the winner of four reputable awards, including Pitch@Palace Global, Pitch@Palace Africa, and the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2015, Sponsored by the British Royal Academy of Engineering – he invented a “Low-Cost Water Filter (Nanofilter®)”. He published 41 Articles by Sept 2017 and authored two books – he is a role MODEL for the “Academia for Society and Industry”, an approach promoted by NM-AIST. Website:www.gongalimodel.com 

Selected Publications – Five out of 41 publications:

  1. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, Hee Taik Kim, Silver-doped Silica powder with antibacterial propertiesPowder Technology, 215-216 (2012) 219-222 
  1. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, Hee Taik Kim, Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica with Superior Properties Suitable for Green Tire, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 18 (2012) 1841-1844 
  1. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, Hee Taik Kim, BET Study of Silver-doped Silica Based on Inexpensive Method, Materials Letter, 80 ( 2012) 168-170 
  1. Godlisten N. Shao, Askwar Hilonga, Sun Jeong Jeon, Jae Eun Lee, Gideon Elineema, Dang Viet Quang, Jong-Kil Kim, Hee Taik Kim, Influence of titania content on the mesostructure of titania–silica composites and their photocatalytic activity, Powder Techn. 233 (2013) 123-130 
  1. Mlalila, N., Kadam, D.M., Swai, H., Hilonga, A*, Transformation of Food Packaging from Passive to Innovative via Nanotechnology: Concepts and Critiques, J Food Sci Technol (2016). doi:10.1007/s13197-016-2325-6

 LINKS for the detailed information about Hilonga’s innovation

  1. BBC News : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32973591
  2. Detailed articles and photos are available at: http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2015/04/article_0005.html AND http://washinnovations.r4d.org/program/water-stations-operated-by-local-entrepreneurs-in-tanzania
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