ESR05 – Regis Nibaruta
Regis Nibaruta is a Burundi native, currently pursuing a PhD as an ESR05 within the ETUT project for a joint doctoral degree at the Dnipro National University of Railway Transport (DU) and the University of Twente (UT). Prior to this position, he was a World Bank scholar at the Addis Ababa University, African Railway Center of Excellence, where he obtained his 2nd master’s degree in Railway Engineering (Traction and Train Control). He also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering (Power System) from the Pan African University Institute of basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation. He earned a Bachelor of Technology from the Defense University, College of Engineering in 2016 and has had multiple hands-on trainings including Smart grid and mobile robotic fabrication and programing at AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project. His main areas of interest in research include battery management systems, power electronics, and modern optimization techniques.
Research in the ETUT project:
His research within the ETUT project focuses on power quality issues such as voltage variations over long distances and the impact of converter pollution, with a particular emphasis on battery-powered equipment and new railway crossing equipment.