Cristina Trois

Cristina Trois
University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Dean of Engineering

Cristina Trois moved to South Africa from the beautiful island of Sardinia in Italy in 1998 and has been working at UKZN since 1999. She holds an MScEng (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Department of GeoEngineering and Environmental Technology (DIGITA) of Cagliari University (Italy). She is a Professional Engineer (Italy) since 1997.

She is currently Associate Professor and Head of the School of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction in the Faculty of Engineering. She is cofounder of CRECHE-Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering in the same School. She has developed and successfully coordinates the Master Programme in Environmental Engineering since 2001. She is a C2 rated scientist with the National Research Foundation and her main fields of expertise are: Environmental and Geo-Engineering, Waste Management, Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Energy from waste and Greenhouse gas control from zero waste in Africa and developing countries.

She leads a vibrant research group within CRECHE that focuses on Environmental Engineering in general and waste/wastewater management in particular. So far, she has graduated 25 postgraduate students, and an average of 8-10 undergraduate students successfully completes their final-year dissertations under her supervision, every year. Prof. Trois is co-author of some 50 peer-reviewed publications; she is in the editorial/review panel of several ISI/SAPSE Civil and Environmental Engineering Journals and actively collaborates with leading national and international Institutions.
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