Ass Prof Benjamin Agyei-Tuffour, PhD.Associate Professor in the Department of Materials and Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences of the University of Ghana, a fellow of the African Research Universities Alliance – Early Career Research (ARUA-ECRF) programme based at the Center of Excellence for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Research, Stellenbosch University. Dr Fredrick Madaraka MwemaPostdoctoral Research FellowDepartment of Mechanical & Construction Engineering Northumbria University, Newcastle United Kingdom & Senior Lecturer Department of Mechanical EngineeringDedan Kimathi University of Technology, NyeriKenya. Ass Prof Mike Otieno Associate Professor and Head of School in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He holds a First Class Honours Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nairobi, and Masters and PhD degrees in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town. Dr. Emily Kumpel Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University (CEO) E NandakumarChief Executive Officer (CEO) International Centre for Clean Water, An initiative of IIT Madras. Mechanical Engineer from IIT Madras, India with a Post-Graduate degree in Management from XLRI, India. He has over 37 years of experience in leading multinational organizations Prof. Philippa ReedProfessor of Structural MaterialsDepartment of Mechanical Engineering University of Southampton United Kingdom.She was elected to the Structural Materials Peer Review College of EPSRC in 1997, gaining CEng status in 1998, a Senior Lectureship in 1999, a Readership in 2002, Professorial status in 2006 and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in 2009.