Dr. Patrick Mungufeni is a senior lecturer and the acting head of Physics Department. He obtained Ph.D in Physics from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in 2017. Before joining Muni University in February 2021, Dr. Patrick worked as a postdoc researcher in Chungnum National University, Daejeon, South Korea for a period of one year and five months (September 2019 – January 2021). Earlier, he worked as a lecturer of Physics in Mbarara University of Science and Technology from 2011 to 2019.

He has so far supervised a total of six Master of Science graduates and one PhD graduate. Patrick is a Principal Investigator of the on-going research activity funded by the world academy of sciences on the “Quantification of Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) and characterization of ionospheric total electron content (TEC) over Uganda”. The first expected outcome of this research work is realization of an improved TEC model over Uganda through data assimilation and the second one is prediction of the deterioration of oil pipe-line based on GIC measurements over Uganda. Patrick has published several articles in peer reviewed international journals:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patrick-Mungufeni/publications

Alongside writing research articles, Dr. Patrick is also a reviewer for acclaimed international journals including, Advances in Space Research, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Weather, Acta Geophysicae, among others.

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