Bamikole also utilised the system dynamics approach to further understand the behaviour of energy technologies over time. He published widely and presented at both local and international conferences, some as plenary speaker.
He was a bioenergy expert and specialised in the development and application of economic models in renewable energy technologies with special focus on the African continent and resource conversion to energy.
He is also a member of several associations and a reviewer for various journals. He was professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa until He has concurrently been active as specialist consultant and researcher in engineering industry in thermal and dynamic systems including CFD as well as engineering and technology management since This study focuses on the development of a framework that incorporates a technology assessment approach, namely, system dynamics, within the broader scope of technology development for sustainability.
Her particular interests are on social, environmental and resource management and policy challenges including energy, climate change, water, land use and waste management.
Previous article in issue. The goal of technology assessment today is to generate policy options for solutions of organizational and societal problems, which, at the operational level, utilize new technologies that are publicly acceptable, that is, viable policy options.
The article then demonstrates the framework of incorporating the system dynamics methodology in energy technology assessment theory and practice within the context of sustainable development. In addition, it can assist technology developers in understanding the potential impacts of a technology, hence enabling them to reduce technology transfer risks.
He has supervised the theses of more than Master and PhD students.
Bamikole Amigun deceased held a Ph. The framework, termed system approach to technology sustainability assessment SATSAintegrates three key elements: She recently completed her PhD degree in Sustainable Development at the School of Public Leadership at the Stellenbosch University, which will be conferred in academic year as per the policies of the University.
Unfortunately, Bamikole tragically and suddenly passed away in June The framework provides for technology sustainability assessment, which, in turn, can guide the promotion of sustainable energy technologies at a policy level. Leon Pretorius has more than 30 years professional, engineering, academic, and academic management experience.
He has extensive experience in a variety of industry and public sectors in South Africa and other developing countries in the fields of environmental engineering and management, and the sustainability of technologies in general.
Her research interest is undertaking transdisciplinary research focused on integrating economics into sustainable resource management and solving complex social and environmental problems through application of economic analysis and system dynamics modelling.
She has published widely in peer reviewed Journals and in international and local Conferences. He is currently supervising 4 doctoral students and has 17 research Masters completed. He holds, among other degrees, a Bachelor of Engineering in chemical engineering, a Bachelor of Philosophy in sustainable development, a Master of Science in environmental engineering, a Master of Engineering in technology management, and a doctorate in Engineering Management.
He served as a reviewer for academic journals and research proposals for organisations and institutions both within and outside South Africa and was external examiner for Masters and Ph.provided (De Piante Henriksen, ; Tran and Daim, ).
The emergence of organised technology assessment, as a formal procedure, was, rst and foremost, an attempt to predict the unintended negative consequences of technical innovations in the. Anne De Piante Henriksen of James Madison University, Harrisonburg JMU with expertise in Control Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering.
Read 20 publications, and. example, De Piante Henriksen, ; Chiesa et al., ; Tipping et al., ). This paper describes the application of a technology management process assessment procedure, which aims to identify and assess technology management processes in manufacturing organizations.
The procedure includes a high-level. To this end, it is necessary to develop both an accepted framework for understanding technology management issues (see below), and a range of tools and techniques to support the implementation of strategy (for example, De Piante Henriksen, ; Chiesa et al., ; Tipping et al., ).
System dynamics is among the methods identified in the technology assessment literature (De Piante Henriksen,Tran, ). The main benefit of using system dynamics for technology assessment is the increased realism in the assessment itself.
A technology assessment primer for management of technology. it may improve the odds that the maximum benefits of technology will be achieved (De Piante Henriksen, ).Download