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About ACLENet

Research Advisors

Research and Technical Advisers

ACLENet's Research and Technical Advisors are internationally known in their fields.  They serve voluntarily to advise ACLENet on education, research and grant proposals, mentor African researchers, supervise graduate studies, and promote ACLENet worldwide.

  • Munir Ahmed, PhD

    Lightning Adviser, BASA, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Christopher Andrews, MBBS, PhD, JD

    Professor, Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia

  • Bah Mamadou Lamine, PhD

    Permanent Representative, Regional Association of the World Meteorological Organization for Africa, Guinea

  • Mary Ann Cooper, MD

    Managing Director, ACLENet; Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

  • Vernon Cooray, PhD

    Professor, Department of Engineering Science, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Maria Teresa Correia de Barros, PhD

    Associate Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Gerhard Diendorfer, PhD

    Managing Director, Austrian Lightning Detection and Information System, Austria

  • John Gookin, PhD

    Backcountry lightning risk management, National Outdoor Leadership School, USA

  • Ron Holle

    Lightning Demographics and Frequency of Occurrence, Holle Meteorology & Photography, USA

  • Ian Jandrell, PhD

    Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir, PhD

    Professor at CELP, UPM and Inst of Power Engineering, The National Energy University (UNITEN), Malaysia

  • Udaya Kumar, PhD

    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India

  • Ian McKechnie

    Electrical Engineering and Lightning Protection, South Africa

  • Amitabh Nag, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, USA.

  • Norberto Navarrete-Aldana, MD

    Emergency Physician, Burn Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Simón Bolívar, Colombia

  • Carlo Alberto Nucci, PhD

    Chair of Power Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Xiushu Qie

    Director, Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation,Institute of Atmospheric Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  • Farhad Rachidi, PhD

    Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

  • Vladimir A. Rakov, PhD

    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, USA

  • Francisco Román, PhD

    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, National University of Colombia, Colombia

  • Marcos Rubinstein, PhD

    Professor, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

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