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Dr. Benatus Norbert Mvile | Geophysics | Best Review Article Award

Lecturer, The University of Dodoma, Tanzania

Benatus Norbert Mvile is a Tanzanian geophysicist specializing in petroleum geoscience. With a PhD from the Pan African University and an MSc from the University of Aberdeen, Benatus has a robust background in geophysics. He currently contributes to the academic community at the University of Dodom



👨‍🎓 Education:

Benatus Norbert Mvile is a distinguished geophysicist who earned his PhD in Petroleum Geoscience (majoring in Geophysics) from the Pan African University, Life and Earth Sciences Institute (PAULESI), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, from 2019 to 2022. He holds an MSc in Geophysics from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (2014-2015), and a BSc with Education majoring in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2009-2012). His foundational studies include an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination from Pugu Secondary School, Tanzania (2007-2009), and a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination from Rujewa Secondary School, Tanzania (2003-2006).

👨‍🏫 Experience:

Dr. Mvile has been contributing to academia as a Lecturer at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, since 2021. Prior to this role, he served as an Assistant Lecturer (2016-2021) and a Tutorial Assistant (2013-2016) at the same institution.

🔧 Posts Held:

  • Member of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS) Industrial Advisory Committee under Heet Project (2023 – Date)
  • Member of CNMS Projects Committee (2023 – Date)
  • Member of CNMS Collaboration and Internationalization Committee (2023 – Date)
  • Coordinator of the University of Dodoma Innovation Space and Incubation Centre (UDOISIC), CNMS (2018-2019)
  • UDOISIC Committee member (2018-2019)
  • Member of the College Board (2018-2019)
  • Chairperson, CNMS Advertising Committee (2018-2019)
  • University of Dodoma Exhibitions Coordinator (2017-2019)

🔍 Research Interests:

His research interests encompass Exploration Geophysics, Environmental Geophysics, Water and Soil Quality Assessment, Sustainable Energies, and Extractive Industry Policies.

📜 Publications Top Notes:

Provenance studies of Au-bearing stream sediments and performance assessment of machine learning-based models: insight from whole-rock geochemistry in central Tanzania, East Africa (2023), Environmental Earth Sciences

Mining and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa (2024), Resources Policy

The search for plausible economic mineral deposits in the central parts of Tanzania; insight from stream sediment geochemistry, multivariate statistics and geostatistics (2023), Heliyon

Assessment of heavy metals concentration in soils in the central parts of Tanzania using pollution indices and multivariate statistical approach: implication on the source and health (2023), Journal of Sedimentary Environments

Timing of the Cenozoic magmatic intrusions in the offshore Tanga Basin, Tanzania: correlation to age equivalent deposits in the Eyasi-Wembere Basin and their implications for petroleum potential (2023), South African Journal of Geology

Geophysical analysis of the Tanga Basin, Northern Coastal Tanzania, based on gravity, aeromagnetic and 2D seismic data: implication for petroleum prospectivity (2023), Journal of Sedimentary Environments

Soil geochemistry and multivariate statistical assessment of Copper–Gold-PGEs mineralization in parts of Singida Region of the Tanzania Craton, Tanzania, East Africa (2023), Arabian Journal of Geosciences

Benatus Norbert Mvile | Geophysics | Best Review Article Award

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