59 / 100

Dr. Gace Athanase Dalson, Flow Measurement, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at University of Rwanda, Rwanda


Dr. Gace Athanase Dalson is a distinguished academic and researcher with extensive experience in mechanical engineering, focusing on fluid mechanics and sustainable energy systems. He serves as the Training and Research Coordinator at the African Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Cooling and Cold-Chain and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda. Dr. Dalson has a robust background in both academia and industry, having worked on various research projects and grants. His dedication to teaching and mentoring has guided numerous students at different academic levels. He continues to contribute significantly to the field of sustainable cooling technologies and mechanical engineering through his research and professional endeavors.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Fluid Mechanics): National University of Singapore, Singapore (2014-2018)

Thesis: CFD and Experimental Measurement on gas-liquid two-phase flow

Bachelor’s degree with honors in Physics: National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda (2008-2012)

🏢 Professional Experience:

Dr. Gace Athanase Dalson has an extensive and diverse professional background in academia and research. Since May 2023, he has been serving as the Training and Research Coordinator at the African Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Cooling and Cold-Chain (ACES), where he leads academic program development, upholds academic standards, supports research, engages in teaching, prepares reports, conducts curriculum reviews, and performs impact assessments. Concurrently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, teaching and leading modules on Research Methodology, Project Management, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Systems Design, Heat and Mass Transfer, HVAC, and Measurement and Instrumentation.

From May 2021 to 2022, Dr. Dalson held the position of Deputy Dean at the School of Engineering at the University of Rwanda, where he coordinated teaching and learning, research grant writing, and community outreach. Between January 2018 and 2022, he served as a Lecturer at the same university, teaching and leading various engineering subjects. During a brief period from August to October 2018, he acted as the Ag. Coordinator of Master Programs at the Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD), where he reviewed and evaluated educational performance, coordinated academic program assessment and development, and liaised with professional associations and accrediting agencies.

Dr. Dalson’s earlier experience includes a role as a Research Engineer at the National Metrology Center in Singapore from January 2014 to January 2015, where he designed and assessed Coriolis Flowmeters, tested flow measurement technology, performed calibration, and collaborated on standards for procedures and components. Prior to this, he was a Tutorial Assistant at the University of Rwanda from September 2013 to January 2014, assisting in teaching modules related to Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, HVAC, and Measurement and Instrumentation.


2021-2022: Principal Investigator for the E-tractor Development Project: WP15 Solar and Plant Information (Euro 190,207.88)

2019-2020: Researcher for the Global Challenges Research Fund project on Cooling for Life in Sub-Saharan Africa (£50K)

2016-2018: Research Engineer for the Characterization of Coriolis Meters for Delivery of Bunker Fuel Oil (SGD 540,000)

Research Interests

Fluid Mechanics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Heat and Mass Transfer

Renewable Energy Systems

Sustainable Cooling Technologies

Mechanical Design and Systems Engineering

Top Noted Publication:

Wind Energy Potential Assessment of Some Sites in Burundi Using Statistical Modelling

  • Authors: G Placide, MR Lollchund, GA Dalson
  • Published In: 2021 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 6

On the Performance of a Coriolis Mass Flowmeter (CMF): Experimental Measurement and FSI Simulation

  • Author: DA Gace
  • Published In: International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 5

Experimental Measurement and CFD Simulation for Characterization of Coriolis Flowmeter Performance

  • Authors: L Rongmo, GA Dalson, KB Cheong
  • Published In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • Year: 2018
  • Citations: 5

A Study on Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Metering: Identification of Flow Dynamics That Influence the Performance of CMFs

  • Authors: GA Dalson, L Rongmo, KB Cheong
  • Published In: Flow Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 3

Comparative Study of the Traditional, Arctan and Robust Droop Control Techniques in an Islanded Micro-grid

  • Authors: MA Ineza, MJ Saulo, CW Wekesa, JDD Iyakaremye, DA Gace
  • Published In: 2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 2



Gace Athanase Dalson | Flow Measurement | Best Researcher Award

You May Also Like