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Professor Romeela Mohee

Prof Romeela Mohee

Professor Romeela Mohee

Higher Education Commissioner


Professor Romeela Mohee is currently the Higher Education Commissioner of Mauritius, a role which sees her responsible for the monitoring of 52 public and private universities. She holds an engineering degree in Energy and Environment from a Grande Ecole d’Ingenieurs, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France, (under a French Scholarship) and a PhD from the University of Mauritius. Romeela has 25 years of academic experience as a Professor and Head of Department in the field of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2009 to 2012. She has also held the position of National Research Chair in Solid Waste Management at the Mauritius Research Council.

She has published over 75 international research and conference papers, edited 2 books, 4 book chapters, and has supervised to date more than 50 undergraduate and 30 masters and doctoral students in the field of energy and environmental engineering.  Her expertise has been recognized both at national and regional level. She has been Vice President of the Maurice Ile Durable Steering Committee and has held the position of environmental assessor for the Environment and Land Use tribunal.  She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and has been invited several times as key speaker at international workshops and conferences. She was highly involved in the Rio +20 conference preparatory meeting for Africa.  She has carried out more than 20 major consultancy projects in the field of environmental science and engineering.  Professor Mohee has received a number of awards and recognitions including the winner of the African Union best woman scientist award for Science Technology and Innovation in 2009.  Romeela is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and a fellow of the Mauritian Academy of Science and Technology (FMAST).

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