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Professor Cristina Trois

Cristina Trois, Dean and Head of School UKZN Engineering
  Professor Cristina Trois is the Dean and Head of the School of Engineering at UKZN. She moved to South Africa from the beautiful island of Sardinia in Italy in 1998 and has been working at UKZN since 1999. She holds an MScEng (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Department of GeoEngineering and Environmental Technology (DIGITA) of Cagliari University (Italy). She is a Professional Engineer (Italy) since 1997.

She is a C2 rated scientist with the National Research Foundation and her main fields of expertise are: Environmental and Geo-Engineering, Waste Management, Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Energy from waste and Greenhouse gas control from zero waste in Africa and developing countries. She is co-founder of the CRECHE-Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering. She developed and successfully coordinates the Master Programme in Environmental Engineering since 2001. So far, she has graduated 25 postgraduate students, and an average of 8-10 undergraduate students successfully complete their final-year dissertations under her supervision, every year.

Prof Trois is co-author of some 50 peer-reviewed publications; she is in the editorial/review panel of several ISI/ SAPSE Civil and Environmental Engineering Journals and actively collaborates with leading national and international Institutions.
 Position:   Dean and Head of School

MSc (Eng)
 Discipline:   Civil Engineering
 Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:   031 260 3055

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