Dr Mussa Iddi Mgwatu is the Director of Research and Publication and a Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam. His areas of specialisation include manufacturing systems, process optimisation, industrial automation, and systems reliability analysis. Dr Mgwatu earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and at Lehigh University, USA. Dr Mgwatu has held various positions, including Director of the University of Dar es Salaam Quality Assurance Bureau, Managing Director of RAHCO, and Chief Executive of TEMESA (the latter two positions both under the Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication). He has been involved in the supervision of numerous national engineering projects and has published articles in national and international journals.