Dr Mgangira holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, MSc in En­gineering and earned his Doctor­ate at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany in 1992, with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering.


Dr Mgangira’s career has mostly been with academic and re­search institutions. For more than 11 years he lectured at the University of Malawi. During this time he held the positions of HOD Civil Engineering, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Vice Principal at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the Univer­sity of Malawi. In 1997 he took up a senior lec­turer position at the then PE Tecknikon in the Civil Engineer­ing department and later got pro­moted to Principal Lecturer.


Since 2005 he has been working for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He is currently a Principal researcher within the Pavement Design and Construction research group of the Built Environment Unit. His areas of interest are Transport Geotechnics with a focus on geo-material characterisation and En­gineering Education. He has published over 25 re­search papers including journal articles. As adjunct Professor he will collaborate in the delivery of NMMU civil engineering academ­ic programmes and strengthen research activities within the De­partment