Toyosi Craig, a final-year PhD student at the Department of Industrial Engineering, attended the 2018 African Young Graduate Summit at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg from 12 – 16 March 2018. During this one-week workshop, as organised by the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) and the African Institute of South Africa (AISA), Toyosi presented a paper titled: Expert Assessment of Cost Performance, RD&D budget on Adoption of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology in South Africa.
Out of the 60 participants who attended the event, Toyosi won the Best Paper, Best Presentation and Most Outstanding Participant awards. He was rated highest by all the judges throughout the event, and was declared the overall winner at the award event held.
Toyosi Craig's PhD studies is funded by the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES), and he is an active member of the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG). Toyosi was also named the Most Outstanding Nigerian Student in 2017, as well as the Young Researcher of the Year in SA in 2016.
Photo (from left to right): Dr Shingirirai Mutanga, Dr Cloudious Chikozho, Toyosi Craig, and Professor Leickness Simbayi (HSRC Deputy CEO).