Innovator / Hilonga’s CV

CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

Dr. Askwar Hilonga, PhD

Senior Lecturer: Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)

Address: P.O.Box 447, Arusha – Tanzania

Mobile Tel: +255-764-574-919;

E-mail: askwar.hilonga@nm-aist.ac.tz, hilonga@gmail.com

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 5 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®)”. Has 1 Patent, 1 Trademark, published 43 Articles by Dec 2018, authored 2 books, and 1 Book Chapter – he is a role MODEL for the “Academia for Society and Industry”, an approach promoted by NM-AIST.

Dr. Askwar Hilonga (1976) posses eleven years experience of working as a researcher, lecturer/senior lecturer, and a project director both in Tanzania and South Korea. At present he works as a Senior Lecturer at The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology since Feb 2011. Hilonga contributed to enabling a South Korean company, E&B Nanotech Co. Ltd, to be selected as one of the best promising/emerging technologies empowered to enter the American market in 2011. The selection was done under a program conducted by the Gyeonggi Province (Republic of Korea) in conjunction with the University of Texas, at Austin, after vigorous training conducted both in Korea and in the U.S. When living in Korea, Dr. Askwar Hilonga assisted the leadership of the NM-AIST to establish collaborations with nine Korean institutions. Hilonga comes from a very a poor social-economic background being born in Gongali Village – Karatu, Arusha – Tanzania. After graduating Ph.D in 2010, Hilonga is asking himself an ethical question: “what does my Ph.D mean to my community in Tanzania”? As part of the answer, Hilonga and his wife Ruth Elineema founded a company called Gongali Model Co.Ltd (www.gongalimodel.com) as a spin-off of NM-AIST for innovative activities to empower and IMPACT people’s lives, according to NM-AIST motto of “Academia for Society and Industry”. Hilonga develops products that solve real life challenges and designs business models that make his innovation affordable even to the neediest in the community. The exemplary invention he just made is the low-cost sustainable water filter (Nanofilter®). Hilonga did his Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) at Hanyang University – South Korea (2010); M.Sc. (Chemistry 2007 and BSc.Ed (Chemistry and Biology) 2004 from the University of Dar es Salaam; and MPH (Master of Public Health), Sahmyook University – South Korea (2012).

GLOBAL EXPOSURE

Dr. Hilonga has a “global-mind” after performing various activities in multi-cultural societies in several countries such as Rwanda (2004), Kenya (2005, 2015, 2016 twice, 2017-2018 many times), Namibia (2005), China (2006), Belgium (2008), South Korea (2007-2012, 2014), Vietnam (2010), Thailand (2011), Ethiopia (2012, 2013), India (2013, 2014), South Africa (2014 Twice; 2016), Norway (2015), United Kingdom (2015, 2016 twice, 2017, 2018, and 2017,2018 – Scotland), Botswana (2016, 2018), France (2016), and Uganda (2017 twice).

He is hard-working (with an exemplary record of meeting deadlines), enthusiastic, passionate, proactive, honest, and trustworthy. He gets along well with his colleagues, and easily makes friends. He is a good team player in various activities, and is a footballer. Hilonga fluently speaks Swahili, English, Iraqw, and Korean. He is married to Ruth Elineema (MBA, Korea) and is blessed with 2 children (Son 10 yrs / Daughter 8 yrs).

RECEIVED THE FOLLOW AWARDS:

1. Pitch@Palace Global, Dec 2016 – by The Duke of York, Prince Andrew

2. Won DFID grant of GBP 350,000, May 2016 – though Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF)

3. Pitch@Palace Africa, Dec 2015 – by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Aliko Dangote, and Obasanjo.

4. Technologies for the Under-served Communities, Dec 2015 – by IChemE (Inst. of Chemical Engineers, UK)

5. National Health Innovation Award (via The President of Tanzania), Oct 2015 – by National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)

6. Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, June 2015 – by the Royal Academy of Engineering; GBP 25,000

7. CV Raman Fellowship for African Researchers Award (July – Oct. 2013). Hilonga was competitively granted this fellowship in the midst of fierce competition with many other African Researchers.

8. Gold Medal (August, 2010) from South Korea for outstanding Thesis (12 published papers for Ph.D).

9. Won a special award for Best Oral Presentation entitled “Silver-doped silica reinforced with Aluminium ions”, presented at the 41st Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting 2010, Korea

PATENTS
SN Position Patent participation for E&B Nanotech, Korea Period
4. Inventor Nanomaterials for water purification through Nanofilter®) TZ/P/2015/18 2015
3. Owner TRADEMARK: Innovative low-cost water filter (Nanofilter®) based on sand filtration integrated with Nanomaterials 2015
2. Researcher Equipment and chemicals for coagulant of viscous mud and soil KR10-0900474 (26. May. 2009) 2009
1. Researcher The Design/Development and Manufacture of Nanoporous Silica, Aerogel (Carrier), Sodium Aluminosilicate, High Speed Coagulant and Solidifying Agent 2008
FUNDED PROJECTS/RESEARCH GRANTS
SN Position Research Title/Funding Agency Period
13. Director Leveraging Adoption of Renewable Energy in Rural Tanzania (Cow-dung based biogas) – Sponsored by the People of America through USADF, Tsh.145 m (first grant – 2014-2017); Tsh.279 m (Extended – 2017 – 2020) 2014 – 2020
12. Co-PI Appropriate Technology Center at NM-AIST (iTEC) – Sponsored by South Korean Government; USD 3,000,000 2017-2021
11. Director / PI Adoption of Low-cost sustainable water filters (Nanofilter®) for purifying drinking water at point of use (POU) for underserved community in Arusha Region, funded by UK Gov. DFID/HDIF, £350,000 2016-2019
10. Co-PI Optimization of inclined plate settlers for treatment of high turbidity water in under-served community in Karatu – sponsored by the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Tsh.90,000,000 2015-2017
9. Co-PI The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program  funded U.S. Government, USD 180,000 2014-2016
8. Researcher Global Technology and Development (CV Raman Fellowship for African Researchers, India) July-Oct. 2013
7. Post-doc Silver-doped silica with antibacterial properties (South Korea) 2010 – 2012
6. Researcher Manufacturing process of Nanoporous Silica, sodium fluoride, and Hydrofluoricacid using Hexafluorosilicic acid from the industrial fertilizer waste (KEITI, Korea) 2009-2012
5. Researcher Rapid synthesis of cost effective Nanoporous Silica with environmental friendly process (Korean association of small business innovation research) 2008-2012
4. Ph.D Student/ Researcher Economic Synthesis of Silica-based Nanocomposites with Desired Properties 2007 – 2010
3. M.Sc. Student Polyamine-silica hybrids prepared by non-electrostatic surfactant assembly (Sida/SAREC) 2004 – 2007
2. B.Sc.Ed A Project Work in Environmental Sciences (EV. 3OO) Project Title: The concentrations of heavy metals in Borehole waters in Dar es Salaam region Feb – May 2003
1. B.Sc.Ed Research on the relationship between students’ classroom attendance and their academic performance with a case study in Arusha Region at Endarofta Secondary School – Sponsored by The University of Dar es Salaam / Tz Gov. July-Aug 2003
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
SN Position Institution/Organization Period
1. Senior Lecturer The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) From Feb 2011
2. Mentor Pitch@Palace by HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew From July 2018
3. AAS Affiliate AAS Affiliate:  ORCID iD  0000-0002-2938-5149 From Feb 2016
4. External Examiner Busitema University of Science and Technology, Uganda (2017-20120); University of Dar es Salaam (From 2014) and the University of Dodoma, Tanzania (From 2017) From 2014
5. Reviewer COSTECH Proposals on Nanotechnology (www.costech.or.tz) From May 2013
6. Reviewer Journal of Engineering and Industrial Chemistry From 2015
7. Research Leader Nanotechnology Research Group at NM-AIST (www.mase@nm-aist.ac.tz) From Oct 2012
8. Researcher Korean Alcohol Research Society (Through MPH) From Sept 2010
9. External Examiner Chemistry Department, University of Dar es Salaam From 2011
10. Pioneer Tanzanian Nanotechnology Initiative (www.tanzaniananotech.org) From April 2013
11. Board Member College of Minerals Dodoma – Appointed by Hon. Prof. Muhongo, Minister of Energy and Minerals From March 2016
12. Board Member The New MUKIDOMA High School From Dec 2013
13. Director Gongali Model Company Limited (www.gongalimodel.com) From Nov 2010
14. Director TAHUDE Foundation (www.tahude.org) From Oct 2012
PhD and M.Sc Students Supervised: Graduated / Continuing
  Sempheho Ibahati,  Nichrous Mlalila Graduated Ph.D
  Cecilia China , Sophia Bakili Continuing Ph.D
  Mlalila, Onoka, Mutegoa, Stanslaus, Beatrice Graduated M.Sc
  Henry Kazula, Keith Sirengo Continuing M.Sc

Selected Publications – 6  out of 43 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Godlisten N. Shao, Rizwan Sheikh, Askwar Hilonga, Jae Eun Lee, Yeung-Ho Park, Hee Taik Kim, Biodiesel production by sulfated mesoporous titania–silica catalysts synthesized by the sol–gel process from less expensive precursors, Chemical Eng. Journal, 215–216 (2013) 600-607

6. 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

3. YouTube Videos:

i. About winning the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

ii. Appearance and how the Nanofilter® works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aORGCIp_2Fs

ii. Testimony – IMPACT; Happy healthier customer

TOTAL NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS: 43 Articles,  2 Books, and 1 Book Chapter

Books:

1. A.Hilonga and K.H.Taik, Nanocomposites with Desired Properties, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2011); ISBN 978-3-8473-1666-4

2. A.Hilonga, L.L.Mkayula, and J.E.G Mdoe,Synthesis of Nanomaterials using Renewable Template from Cashew nuts, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2017); ISBN 978-3-659-62010-2

Book Chapter: http://www.foodscience1.org/

Nichrous Mlalila, Askwar Hilonga, Hulda Swai, “Science within Food: Prospects of antimicrobial food packaging in developing countries: processing and food security perspectives” – Volume #1: Up-to-date Advances on Research and Educational Ideas” : ISBN (13): 978-84-947512-1-9, Nov. 2017

ARTICLES

43. Mlalila, N., Hilonga, A., Swai, H., Devlieghere, F., Ragaert, P., Antimicrobial packaging based on starch, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and poly(lactic-co-glycolide) materials and application challenges, Trends in Food Science & Technology (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.tifs.2018.01.015

42. Sinae Song,  Askwar Hilonga, Hee Taik Kim,Characterization of Polycaprolactone and Rice Husk Silica Composite (PCL-SiO2) by E-Spinning to Apply Supporter for Drug Release, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.(2018) 987 012013

41. Beatrice Kiagho, Revocatus Machunda, Askwar Hilonga, Karoli N. Njau, Performance of Water Filters towards the Removal of Selected Pollutants in Arusha, Tanzania, TJS.Vol.42 No.1(2016)

40. Stanslaus Mtavangu, Anita M. Rugaika, Askwar Hilonga and Karoli N. Njau, Performance of constructed wetland integrated with sand filters for treating high turbid water for drinking, Water Practice & Technology Vol 12 No 11 doi: 10.2166/wpt.2017.007

39. Sempeho, S. I., H. T. Kim, E. Mubofu, A. Pogrebnoi, G. Shao and A. Hilonga (2015), Encapsulated Urea Kaolinite Nanocomposite for Controlled Release Fertilizer Formulations, Journal of Chemistry 2015: 17

38. Sempeho, S. I., Kim, H. T., Mubofu, E., Pogrebnoi, A., Shao, G., & Hilonga, A. (2015), Dynamics of Kaolinite Urea Nanocomposites via Coupled DMSO-Hydroxyaluminum Oligomeric Intermediates, Indian Journal of Materials Science, 2015(ID 920835), 1-10

37. Nichrous G Mlalila, Hulda Shaidi Swai, Askwar Hilonga, Dattatreya M Kadam, Optimized Preparation of Silver Nanoparticles from Polyethylene Glycol and Formaldehyde, International Research Journal of Pure & Applied Chemistry 13(3): 1-9, 2016

36. Nichrous G Mlalila, Hulda Shaidi Swai, Askwar Hilonga, Dattatreya M Kadam, Antimicrobial dependence of silver nanoparticles on surface plasmon resonance bands against Escherichia coli, Nanotechnology, Science and Applications 2017:10 1–9

35. Mlalila, N., Kadam, D. M., Swai, H., Hilonga, A. (2016), Transformation of food packaging from passive to innovative via nanotechnology: concepts and critiques, Journal of Food Science and Technology. 53 (9) 3395–3407

34. Nichrous Mlalila, Charles Mahika, Lonji Kalombo, HuldaSwai, Askwar Hilonga (2015), Human food safety and environmental hazards associated with the use of methyltestosterone and other steroids in production of all-male tilapia, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (7) 4922 – 4931

33. Siafu Ibahati Sempeho, Hee Taik Kim, Egid Mubofu, Askwar Hilonga (2014), Meticulous Overview on the Controlled Release Fertilizers,01/2014; 2014:1-16. DOI:10.1155/2014/363071

32. Eric Mutegoa, Isaac Onoka, Askwar Hilonga (2014), Preparation Of Activated Carbon With Desired Properties Through Optimization of Impregnating Agent, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 11/2014; 3(5):327-331

31. Nichrous Mlalila, Hulda Swai, Lonji Kalombo, Askwar Hilonga (2014), Effects of spray-drying on w/o/w multiple emulsions prepared from a stearic acid matrix, Nanotechnology, Science and Applications. 2014 (7) 105–112

30. Godlisten N. Shao, Yuna Kim, S.M. Imran, Sun JeongJeon, Pradip B. Sarawade, Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, HeeTaik Kim, Enhancement of porosity of sodium silicate and titanium oxychloride based TiO2–SiO2 systems synthesized by sol–gel process and their photocatalytic activity, Microporous&Mesoporous Materials, 179, 15 (2013) 111-121

29. Godlisten N. Shao, Rizwan Sheikh, Askwar Hilonga, Jae Eun Lee, Yeung-Ho Park, HeeTaik Kim, Biodiesel production by sulfated mesoporoustitania–silica catalysts synthesized by the sol–gel process from less expensive precursors, Chemical Engineering Journal, 215–216 (2013) 600-607

28. Gideon Elineema, Jong Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, GodlistenNamwel Shao, You-Na Kim, Dang Viet Quang, Pradip B. Sarawade, HeeTaik Kim, Quantitative recovery of high purity nanoporous silica from waste products of the phosphate fertilizer industry, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 19 (2013) 63-67

27.Godlisten N. Shao, Askwar Hilonga, Sun JeongJeon, Jae Eun Lee, Gideon Elineema, Dang Viet Quang, Jong-Kil Kim, HeeTaik Kim, Influence of titania content on the mesostructure of titania–silica composites and their photocatalytic activity, Powder Technology, 233 (2013) 123-130


26. Godlisten N. Shao, Gideon Elineema, Dang Viet Quang, You-Na Kim, Yong-Ho Shim, Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, HeeTaik Kim, Peptization technique in the synthesis of nanoporoustitania-silica composites and their photocatalytic properties,Chemical Engineering Journal, 198–199 ( 2012) 122-129

25. Godlisten N. Shao, Gideon Elineema, Dang Viet Quang, You-Na Kim, Yong-Ho Shim, Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, HeeTaik Kim. Two steps synthesis of a mesoporoustitania-silica composite from titanium oxychloride and sodium silicate, Powder Technology 217 (2012) 489–496

24. Dang Viet Quang, Pradip B. Sarawade, Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Young Ho Shim, Godlisten N. Shao, HeeTaik Kim, Synthesis of silver nanoparticles within the pores of functionalized-free silica beads: the effect of pore size and porous structureMaterials Letters, 68 (2012) 350-353

23. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Dang Viet Quang, HeeTaik Kim, Effect of drying technique on the physicochemical properties of sodium silicate-based mesoporous precipitated silicaApplied Surface Science, 258 (2011) 955-961

22. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Dang Viet Quang, Sun JeongJeon, HeeTaik Kim, Synthesis of sodium silicate-based hydrophilic silica aerogel beads with superior properties: Effect of heat-treatmentJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357 (2011) 2156-2162

21. Dang Viet Quang, Pradip B. Sarawade, Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Young Gyu Chai, Sang Hoon Kim, Jae-Yong Ryu, HeeTaik Kim, Preparation of amino functionalized silica micro beads by dry method for supporting silver nanoparticles with antibacterial propertiesColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 389 (2011) 118-126

20. Dang Viet Quang, Pradip B. Sarawade, Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Young Gyu Chai, Sang Hoon Kim, Jae-Yong Ryu, HeeTaik Kim, Preparation of silver nanoparticle containing silica micro beads and investigation of their antibacterial activityApplied Surface Science, 257 (2011) 6963-6970

19. Dang Viet Quang, Pradip B. Sarawade, Askwar Hilonga, Sung Dae Park, Jong-Kil Kim, HeeTaik Kim, Facile route for preparation of silver nanoparticle-coated precipitated silicaApplied Surface Science, 257 (2011) 4250-4256

18. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Dang Viet Quang, HeeTaik Kim, Synthesis of hydrophilic and hydrophobic xerogels with superior properties using sodium silicateMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 139 (2011) 138-147

17. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Dang Viet Quang, Sun JeongJeon, HeeTaik Kim, Synthesis and Characterization of Micrometer-Sized Silica Aerogel Nanoporous Beads, Materials Letters, 81 (2012) 37-40

16. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, HeeTaik Kim, Two Step Rapid Synthesis of Inexpensive Mesoporous Silica for Green Tire, The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 29 (2012) 1643-1646

15. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, HeeTaik Kim, BET Study of Silver-doped Silica Based on Inexpensive Method, Materials Letter, 80 ( 2012) 168-170

14. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, HeeTaik Kim, Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica with Superior Properties Suitable for Green Tire,Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 18 (2012) 1841-1844

13. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Dang Viet Quang, Godlisten Shao, Gideon Elineema, HeeTaik Kim, Silver-doped Silica powder with antibacterial propertiesPowder Technology, 215-216 (2012) 219-222

12. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. SarawadeHee-Taik Kim, Influence of Reaction Conditions on the Properties of Sodium Alumino Silicate Synthesized by Simultaneous addition of Precursors,Journal of Non-crystalline Solids,356 (2010) 1466-1469

11. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Hee-Taik Kim, Influence of aging conditions on the textural properties of water-glass based silica aerogels prepared at an ambient pressure, The Korean Journal of ChemicalEngineering (2010), doi:10.1007/s11814-010-0173-z

10. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Hee-Taik Kim, Production of low-density sodium silicate-based hydrophobic silica aerogel beads by a novel fast gelation process and ambient pressure drying process,Solid State Sciences 12 (2010) 911–918

9. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Hee-Taik Kim, Recovery of high surface area mesoporous silica from waste Hexafluorosilicicacid (H2SiF6) of fertilizer industry,Journal of Hazardous Materials 173 (2010) 576580

8. Pradip B. Sarawade, Jong-Kil Kim, Askwar Hilonga, Hee-Taik Kim, Preparation of hydrophobic mesoporous silica powder with a high specific surface area by surface modification of a wet-gel slurry and spray-drying,Powder Technology 197 (2010) 288–294

7. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. SarawadeHee-Taik Kim, Rapid Synthesis of Homogeneous Titania-Silica Composite with High-BET Surface Area,Powder Technology 199 (2010) 284–288

6. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. SarawadeHee-Taik Kim, MesoporousTitania-silica Composite from Sodium Silicate and Titanium Oxychloride; Part II: One-pot Co-condensation Method,Journal of Materials Science 45 (2010) 1264–1271

5.  Askwar Hilonga,Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. Sarawade, Hee-Taik Kim, MesoporousTitania-silica Composite from Sodium Silicate and Titanium Oxychloride; Part I: Grafting Method, Journal of Materials Science 45 (2010) 1255–1263

4. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. Sarawade, Hee-Taik Kim,Influence of Annealing Conditions on the Properties of Reinforced Silver-Embedded Silica Matrix from the Cheap Silica Source,Applied Surface Science 256 (2010) 2849–2855

3. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim, Pradip B. Sarawade, Hee-Taik Kim Low-density TEOS-based silica aerogels prepared at ambient pressure usingisopropanol asthe preparative solvent,Journal of Alloys and Compounds 487 (2009) 744750

2. Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. Sarawade, Hee-Taik Kim, Titania–silica composites with less aggregated particles,Powder Technology 196 (2009) 286

1.  Askwar Hilonga, Jong-Kil Kim,Pradip B. Sarawade, Hee-Taik Kim, Reinforced silver-embedded silica matrix from the cheap silica source for thecontrolledreleaseof silver ions, Applied Surface Science 255 (2009) 8239

WEBSITE: Askwar Hilonga’s articles can also be accessed through Science Direct website: http://www.sciencedirect.com. Search for Author HILONGA

PAPERS IN PREPARATION

1. Isaac Onoka, E. Mubofu, Askwar Hilonga, Silica-based Inexpensive Nanofilters for Water Purification

2. Askwar Hilonga, Narendra Shah, Milind Sohoni, Amit Arora, Bakul Rao, Vishal Sardeshpande, Academia for Society and Industry: How to do it better!

3.Beatrice Kiagho, Revocatus Machunda, Askwar Hilonga, Karoli N. Njau*, Performance of Water Filters towards the Removal of Selected Pollutants in Arusha, Tanzania

4. Investigating the Carbonatite -Volcanic ashes Reinforced with Urea: Pilot Studies Using SEM and EDX Techniques

5. Silicone Doped Chitosan-acrylamide Co-encapsulated Urea Fertilizer: An Approach to Controlled Release Fertilizers

6. Controlled Release Urea Fertilizer Based on Pugu Kaolinite and Ferrous Oligomer Intermediate Intercalation

Book Chapters: Under Review

S. I. Sempeho, et al., “The Properties of Calcination Mediated Kaolinite-Urea Nanocomposites via Serialized Coupling of DMSO-Hydroxyaluminum Intermediate Intercalation Compounds,” in Advances in Chemical Sciences, C. White, Ed., ed USA: United Scholars Publications, 2016. (Under review)

CONFERENCE ATTENDENCE/PRESENTATIONS

49. Presenter: WEDC Nakuru (July 2018), Kenya

48. Speaker:  The impact of global entrepreneurial cooperation for common goal (June 2018), Herriot-Watt Univ., Scotland

47. Speaker: Energy and Environment Workshop at the Open University of UK, London: 25 – 27 May 2017

46. Speaker: Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation: 22 – 23 May 2017, Nairobi – Kenya

45. Key Note Speaker – Kenya Chemical Society Conference in Nairobi, 12th May 2017

44. 2017CAAST-Net PLUS Workshop: Africa-EU Climate Change Research Platform: Strengthening research capacities for applied research into human health and climate change (22-24 March 2017 – Kabira Country Club – Kampala, Uganda); Hilonga’s Presentation was on Engineering and Innovation

43. Frontiers of Engineering for Development – Symposium (Feb 12-15), Edinburg, Scotland/UK. Engineering and Entrepreneurship through Low-cost Innovative water filter (NanofilterTM)

42. Pitch at Palace – London, UK (Dec 2015, 2016). Competition for the best global pitch on innovation and entrepreneurship (I became the first winner)

41. Convergencies in Paris, France (Sept 2016) – Zero Poverty, Zero Carbon, Zero Exclusion

40. BALEWARE Conference at NM-AIST Dec 11-13, 2016

39. Mlalila, N., Swai, H., Hilonga, A. and Kadam, D. M. (2015). Synthesis of silver nanoparticles for antimicrobial food packaging materials. Global Green Nanotechnology Conclave (GiGaNTiC 2015), 6-7 August, 2015, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

38. Training: Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Dec 7 – 14, 2014

37. Commonwealth Science Conference, Poster: “Environmentally Friendly Nanofilters for Water Purification for Under-served Rural Tanzanian Communities” in Bangalore, India Nov. 25 -28, 2014

36. Green Chemistry; Oral Presentation:Environmentally Friendly Nanofilters for Water Purification in Under-served Rural Tanzanian Communities, Aug. 2014

35. NRF Conference, South Korea, Oct.2014

34. JUAMI Conferences in Ethiopia, 2012 and 2013

33. Attended many conferences organized and/or hosted by NM-AIST

32. Presented a paper on “Silica-based Nanomaterials” in Joint US-Africa Materials Institute (JUAMI): 9th – 21st December 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

31. Presented on “NM-AIST Technopark Establishment”in World Technopolis Association – UNESCO conference on 18th November 2011, South Korea

30. Represented theNM-AIST at the 10th Anniversary Korea/Japan International Symposium (28 – 30th May 2012), Daejon, Korea: Presented on “Silver-doped Silica”. The theme of the symposium was “Resources Recycling and Materials Science”

29. Silver-doped silica reinforced with Aluminium ions, oral presentation (for competition) at the 41stKorean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, May 2010, Pusan, Korea

28. Sodium Silicate-based Titania-Silica Composite by Sol-gel Method, The 104th National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society Program and Abstracts (KCS), April 2010, Daegu, Korea

27. Attended programs on Technology Commercialization and Incubation (August 2009 – July 2010) organized by the Gyeonggi Province (Korea) in conjunction with the University of Texas, USA

26. Low density sodium silicate-based hydrophobic silica aerogel beads by a novel fast gelation process and ambient pressure drying, Abstracts presented at the 40thKorean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, (2P-189), October 2009, Seoul National University of Technology/ Seoul Technopark, Korea

25. Influence of Annealing Conditions on the Properties of Reinforced Silver-Embedded Silica Matrix from the Inexpensive Silica Source, The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry meeting, October 2009, Seoul National University of Technology, Korea

24. Synthesis of nanoporous silica aerogel and related materials, 1st Vietnam-Korea Conference on Materials Science Recycling and Waste Treatments: August 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam

23. Recovery of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and mesoporous silica through the sol-gel process from hexaflurosilicic acid (H2SiF6) of fertilize industry, The XVth International Sol-Gel Conference, 23~27, August 2009, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco State, Brazil

22. Synthesis of Nanoporous Sodium Alumino Silicate (SAS) by Simultaneous Addition of Precursors,the XVth InternationalSol-Gel Conference, August 2009, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco State, Brazil.

21. Alumino Silicate with Desirable Properties for Paper and Paint Industry,The 103rd National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society Program and Abstracts (KCS), (III37P252), April 2009, COEX, Korea

20. Synthesis of Ultrafine SuperhydrophobicNanoporous Silica (SiO2) Powders Prepared by Surface Modification on Wet-Gel Slurry,The 103rd National  Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society Program and Abstracts (KCS), (III37P187), April 2009, COEX, Korea

19. Effect of aging time and temperature on the physicochemical properties of water-glass-based silica aerogels prepared at an ambient pressure, Abstracts presented at the 39thKorean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, (1P-29), April 2009, Daegu, Korea

18. Rapid Synthesis of Homogeneous Titania-silica Composite by Two step Method,The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting,April 2009, Daegu, Korea

17. Synthesis of Ultrafine SuperhydrophobicNanoporous Silica (SiO2) Powders Prepared by Surface Modification on Wet-Gel Slurry, 1stKorea-Japan joint forum on sol-gel science and technology, KAIST, December 2008, Dajeon Korea

16. Low-cost Route for Synthesis of Titania-Silica Composite with Suitable Morphology,1stKorea-Japan joint forum on sol-gel science and technology, KAIST, December 2008, Dajeon Korea

15. Synthesis of low-density monolithic silica aerogels using water glass at ambient pressure, Abstracts presented at the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, (P-59(349), October 2008, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

14. Reinforced Silver-Embedded Silica Matrix from the Cheap Silica Source for the Controlled Release of Silver Ions,The Korean Society of Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Meeting, October 2008, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

13. Design of MesoporousTitania-Silica Composite Aggregates,6th International Macrostructured Materials Symposium (IMMS), September 2008, Namur, Belgium

12. Low density TEOS based monolithic silica aerogels with high surface area prepared at an ambient pressure, Abstracts presented at the 37thKorean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, (2P-44), May 2008, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea

11. Synthesis of Titania-Silica Composite using Controlled Nanoporous Silica Seed and TiOCl2 Stock Solution as a Precursor for Thin Paper, The 37thKorean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, May 2008, Hanyang University – Ansan, Korea

10. Hydrothermal effect on textural properties of synthesized hydrotalcite of different Mg/Al molar ratio,Abstracts presented at the 35thKorean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Meeting, November 2007, Hankyoung University, Korea

9. Aug. 2006: Attended the 5th International “Mesostructured Materials” Symposium conducted at Fudan University in Shanghai, China

8. July 2006: Attended the 9th College on “Thin Film Technology”, held at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

7. Dec. 2005: Presented a scientific paper (oral) on “Synthesis of Polyamine-silica Hybrids by a Non-electrostatic Surfactant Assembly” at the East and Southern Africa Environmental Chemistry Workshop (ESAECW) and the Sixth Theoretical Chemistry Workshop in Africa (TCWA) conducted on 5-9th Dec. 2005 in Windhoek, Namibia. The abstract of the paper can be found in the Conference Proceedings Pg. 15

6. Dec. 2004: Prison Ministry: Presented in the Great Conversion held at the Univ. of Butare, Rwanda

5. Aug-Oct. 2004: Attended training on “Holistic Sustainable Transformational Community Development” conducted by World Vision Tanzania (NGO). A thorough theories and practices were offered by the competent and well-experienced teachers both from within and outside Tanzania. Theories were offered at Tengeru Institute-Arusha; I also attended practice in Kagera region, Tanzania

4. April. 2004: Campus life and Evangelism: Presented at the THISDASO Easter Retreat at Morogoro Teachers College, Tanzania

3. Dec. 2003: Health digest: Presented at The East and Central African University Students Retreat at Egerton University, Kenya

2. Nov. 2003: “Sex Education: Fifty (50) reasons why Youth should avoid premarital sex”: Presented at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

1. Dec. 2002: “Information and Communication Technology (ICT)”: Presented at The East and Central African University Students Retreat at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania

REFEREES

1. Prof. Burton Mwamila, The former (first) Vice Chancellor of The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology; mwamila@gmail.com; Tel: +255784524291

2. Prof. Karoli N. Njau

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics, Research, and Innovation; The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, P.O.Box 447, Arusha; E-mail:karoli.njau@nm-aist.ac.tz; knjau30@yahoo.com; Tel: +255754296993

3. Prof. Kim Hee Taik

Department of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, 1271 Sa 3-dong, Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do 426-791, South Korea; E-mail: khtaik@hanyang.ac.kr; Tel: +82-31-400-5493

4. Prof. Egid Mubofu

Director of TBS; Former Head of Department of Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam; E-mail: mubofu@chem.udsm.ac.tz; ebmubofu@gmail.com; Tel: +255784538344

5. Prof. Keto E Mshigeni

Vice President of TWAS (representing the Africa region)/Vice Chancellor Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, HKMU/Elected Fellow: TWAS; World Technology Network, WTN; AAS; and TAAS/Board Chairman of Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission. E-mail: kmshigeni@hkmu.ac.tz ; ketomshigeni@gmail.com;  Tel: +255713723290

6. Prof. Kim Jong-Kil

CEO of E&B Nanotech Co. Ltd, South Korea/ Prof. Dept. of Applied Chemistry
Hanyang University, South Korea; E-mail:k3289@hanyang.ac.kr; k3289@chol.com;

13th Dec 2018

Askwar Hilonga