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Engineer Engineering

Cape Town, WC, South Africa
March 07, 2018

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Toyosi (OO) CRAIG

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• 5 years expertise in CSP design, analysis, and deployment

• Led a team that developed a template for a sustainable city in the Baris Oasis of Egypt, a sponsored by Technical University of Munich

• Updated the South African Department of Energy CSP technology roadmap

• Perfumed CSP innovation analysis for South Africa, and presented its current and the future cost

• Carried out an assessment of local manufacturing capability for CSP in SA

• Research partner with University of Twente on South African universities innovation analysis (reported on various innovation journeys and lessons)

• Published a working document on the expert elicitation on the impact of RD&D funding on adoption of CSP technologies in South Africa

• Invented an effective frustum shape CSP cavity receiver (under patent review)

• Facilitated the MOU between Wildpoldsried municipality, Germany and Centre for renewable energy and sustainable studies (CRSES)

• Winner of the Young researcher of the year award in South Africa

• Represented South Africa in the BRICS roundtable executive meeting on future of Renewable energy PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technical University of Munich, Development by Innovation for Africa Munich, Germany Team lead/Energy engineer 2017

• Led the team that developed a template for a sustainable city in the Baris Oasis of Egypt.

• Proposal writing and contract bidding

• Performed the overall engineering and systems designs energy analysis and the energy sizing

• General project management, design of business canvass and crowd funding

• Ethics, social analysis and inclusive engineering activities Solar Thermal Energy Research Group, STERG, Stellenbosch University 2014 - present CSP Research Engineer (PhD & MEng)

• Conducts innovation and technology management analysis of CSP projects

• Processes and analyses CSP data characteristics

• Tutors system dynamics block module, assist with project management and post graduate energy module

• Performed an expert elicitation on the impact of renewable energy research funding in South Africa

• Developed a roadmap for CSP in SA and published a working document on deployment strategies

• Developed a report on capability of South Africa companies on solar technologies based on SWOT analysis of the local manufacturing sector

• Innovated and developed a stand-alone parabolic solar cooking system with record utilization efficiency Kings’ Knight Industries, Warri, Nigeria (Oil and gas) Warri, Nigeria Innovation/ Engineering Analyst 2011-2013

• Active member of the top portfolio management team

• Provided technical support to the CEO and top management team

• Proposal writing, contract bidding and brand management

• Started weekly staff motivational seminars and annual worker’s award which improved the quality of service

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Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering 2016-present (rounded up) Title: Technology Adoption Model for CSP in SA

Technical University of Munich Munich, Germany

Certificate, Engineering development by innovation 2017 University of Hohenheim Stuttgart, Germany

Advance Certificate in Innovation, Investment, Negotiation & Finance 2016 Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2014-2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston, USA

Visiting Student with MIT Mechanical Engineering 2014 Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2006-2011 RESEARCH/SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL CAPABILITY FROM 2016 Craig, O. Brent, A.C., & Dinter F. (2017). Current & Future Economics of CSP in South Africa Craig, O. Brent, A.C., & Dinter F. (2017). Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Innovation Analysis in South Africa

*6 ISI Journals 1 book chapter 2 working documents 10 Conference papers Research Gate No of reads: 4,400 Award: Most read publications for Western Cape, SA . PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineer (CSME) Reg. No: 2018085 Canada 2017 Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) Reg. No: 201651293 South Africa 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Reg. No: 100716381 U.S.A. 2014 International Project Management Professionals Reg No: 201*-****** Nigeria 2012 Nigerian Institute of Safety Professional (NISP) Reg No: 2012-17718 Nigeria 2012 AWARDS AND HONORS

Nigeria Community Excellence Awards South Africa

Most Outstanding Nigerian scholar in South Africa 2016 South Africa National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI/RECORD) South Africa Young Researcher of the Year (SA-Energy sector) 2016 Stellenbosch International Office, Stellenbosch University South Africa Academic Excellence and Merit Award 2014, 2015


English: Fluent Spanish: Beginners

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Proficient user of all Microsoft office applications including Excel, Publisher, Power point and Visio Proficient in statistical software, design and engineering (CAD) software, SAM, Python, Matlab and application softwares


Project Management: Critical thinking. Project planning, record keeping and project execution. Project path crashing to ensure delivery on schedule. A good team player and excellent decision maker. Data Gathering and Analysis: A passionate data analyst. Innovation and new ideas enthusiast. Willing to learn and ready to contribute to achieving the organizational goals and objectives. Social skills: I am a great listener and counselor, I have strong interpersonal skills. I am very great at collaboration, negotiation, team work and networking. CONFERENCES ATTENDED (2015-2017)

South African Industrial Engineering SAIIE 28 Conference Vaal South Africa 2017 SolarPaces Conference Santiago Chile 2017

U4W Global Congress of most outstanding Researchers Campinas Brazil 2016 Southern Africa Solar Energy Conference (SASEC ) Stellenbosch South Africa 2016 Solar World Congress Daegu South Korea 2015

SolarPaces Conference Cape Town South Africa 2015

Southern Africa Solar Energy Conference (SASEC ) Skukuza South Africa 2015 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER WORK

Founder, Africa Hope Empire 2006 - present

• Coordinates hunger alleviation projects in Africa

• Organise engineering design events with focus on sustainability among young people

• Organise trainings for young people on sustainability and alternative energy sources Hobbies: Traveling, Writing, helping people with their research and Soccer REFREES

Prof Frank Dinter


Fraunhofer, Research Center for Solar Energy Technologies, Santiago, Chile

Prof. Alan Brent

Chair, Sustainable Energy Systems,

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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