Dr Thimothy Thamae


Dr Thimothy Thamae has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada. He is a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology where he teaches Chemical Technology courses. An innovation enthusiast, he is the co-founder and coordinator of NUL Innovations Committee (NULIC) which oversees the activities of the NUL Innovation Hub. He also leads a team developing the proposed NUL School of Engineering.

He has a wide variety of research interests including development of low-cost energy efficient stoves, engineered stones, ceramic materials, natural fiber composites and recycling of waste materials. His work at the NUL Innovation Hub includes development of concrete products, soaps and machines that manufacture the same. He is a Principal investigator in a variety of large research projects including the development of engineered stone tiles using sand stones from Lesotho’s Molteno and Clarens formations and the development of ‘Mamathe Wonderland Tourism project.