COE - Dean's Profile

Professor Sam Wamuziri

Dean, College of Engineering

Professor Sam Wamuziri has nearly 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and practice in Civil Engineering and Project Management. He graduated from Makerere University, Uganda, with a first class BSc (Eng) Honours Civil Engineering degree in 1985.

Following industrial experience firstly as a design civil engineer and then as a Project Manager on various infrastructure projects in Africa, he joined the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the UK as a commonwealth scholar obtaining his MSc in Structural Engineering in 1988. He gained his PhD from UMIST in 1992 for research on various problems involving risk analysis and fracture mechanics applied to nuclear pressure vessels, bridges and offshore structures.

Professor Wamuziri is a chartered civil engineer and in addition, he holds an MBA with Distinction from Edinburgh University in the UK gained in 1999. Professor Wamuziri began a full time academic career in 1994 at Edinburgh Napier University where he worked for 18 years and rose from the rank of Lecturer to a Readership in Construction Management.

He was appointed to a Professorial Chair in Project Management and Strategic Development at Glyndŵr University in the UK in August 2012 where he also served as Head of Centre for Management Research. He is active in research and consultancy and has supervised over 10 PhD research students to successful completion.
He has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific research papers. Professor Wamuziri has an international profile in Civil Engineering and Project Management and served as an Academic Advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2013. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board and Honorary Editor of an International Journal; Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. Professor Wamuziri joined A’Sharqiyah University in September 2014 as Dean of the College of Engineering.