H.E. Prof. Alfa Oumar Dissa

Job Description: 
Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso
Mr. Alfa Oumar DISSA holds a Doctorate Degree Unique (PhD) in Applied Physics from the University of Ouagadougou / Université Lyon 1 France and a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in applied physics from the University of Ouagadougou. A lecturer in applied physics, he spent most of his career at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. He has been the educational leader of the Institute of Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development (IGEDD) of the University of Ouagadougou, where he provides courses at the bachelor GPAT and Masters 1 and 2 Energy and Renewable Energy levels on transfers of thermal energy and solar thermal energy, electricity, thermodynamics and electrical fire hazards.
Mr. Alfa Oumar Dissa is involved in a variety of research fields, including solar, thermal energy, process engineering and industrial risks. He has conducted consultations in the field of advice design, sizing and installation of solar photovoltaic systems, both on the industrial and semi-industrial scale.
He is also author of several scientific publications which include:
•Dissa A.O., Ouoba S., Bathiebo D., Koulidiati J. (2016) A study of a solar air collector with a mixed ‘‘porous” and ‘‘non-porous” composite absorber. Solar Energy (Elsevier); 129:156-174.
•A.O. Dissa, D.J. Bathiebo, H. Desmorieux , O. Coulibaly, J. Koulidiati.(2011). Experimental characterisation and modelling of thin layer direct solar drying of Amelie and Brooks mangoes. Energy(Elsevier), Volume 26, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 2517-2527
•A.O. Dissa; J. Bathiebo; S. Kam, P. Savadogo; H. Desmorieux; J. Koulidiati. (2009). Modelling and experimental validation of thin layer indirect solar drying of mango slices. Renewable Energy (Elsevier), Volume 34, N°4, April 2009, pages 1000-1008. 
Mr Alfa Oumar Dissa was appointed Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries on 19 January 2016. He is fluent in French and English.