Nzabahimana Joseph

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Published Papers : 

1. Effect of integrating physics education technology simulations on students’ conceptual understanding in physics: A review of literature;
2. Top‐Down Synthesis of Silicon/Carbon Composite Anode Materials for Lithium‐Ion Batteries: Mechanical Milling and Etching;
3. Fabricating strongly coupled V2O5@PEDOT nanobelts/graphene hybrid films with high areal capacitance and facile transferability for transparent solid-state supercapacitors;
4. Facile synthesis of Si@void@C nanocomposites from low-cost microsized Si as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries;
5. Porous carbon-coated ball-milled silicon as high-performance anodes for lithium-ion batteries
6. Yolk-shell Si/SiOx@void@C composites as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Brief profile: 
Joseph Nzabahimana (Ph.D. in Engineering specializing in Materials Science) graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in June 2019. In addition to the Bachelor’s degree in Physics-Education awarded by the former National University of Rwanda, he received his Master’s degree in Physics (Master en sciences physiques, à finalité approfondie) from the University of Liège (Belgium) in June 2013, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education awarded by the University of Rwanda in December 2016. Nzabahimana joined the University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) in 2008 as an Assistant Tutor of Physics, and he is currently working as a Lecturer of Physics. Nzabahimana is an associate member of the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) based at the UR-CE, and a member of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council. His major research areas include energy storage materials (high-capacity anode materials for lithium-ion batteries), renewable energy and STEM (Physics)-Education. During his PhD, Nzabahimana was awarded the “HUST (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) Honorary International Graduate Certificate” in 2019 and a “HUST Academic Excellence Award” in 2018.
Research Area: 
Energy storage materials (high-capacity anode materials for lithium-ion batteries), renewable energy and STEM (Physics)-Education