Fondzenyuy Stephen Kome

Current roles

  • PhD Student at Sapienza University of Rome
  • Researcher at CTL (Centro di ricerca per il Trasporto e la Logistica of Sapienza University of Rome)

Main experiences

  • CTL (Centro di ricerca per il Trasporto e la LogisticaSapienza University of Rome): PhD Researcher (January 2021 – to date)
    Participating in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects that focuses on transport sustainability, transport automation and transportation safety. Main activities includes: performing analytical works, technical inputs using statistical models and otherwise using tools such as QGIS, Transcad and the basic SPPS IBM and Excel data analysis tools; preparing deliverables and working on collaborative projects with other partners to achieve a common goal; creating of contents through indebt reviews; performing of dissemination activities.
  • World Bank: Transport Consultant (FY21 and FY22)
    Collaborated with task team in supervision of projects under implementation which includes expressways development projects, road sector development projects, transport improvement projects, railway projects, etc.. Ensured to deliver safe, smart and climate resilient infrastructures, while targeting capacity building of our clients as well ensuring the social and environmental impacts of the projects are acceptable. Collaborated on technical activities such as reviews of technical reports, technical proposals, contract amendments etc.. Participated in operational missions and drafted mission reports. Monitored and tracked the projects results framework and intermediate indicators. Collaborated in projects designs and preparation of project documents. Managed and reported technical assessments activities. Collaborated in monitoring disbursements and procurement timetables. Provided logistic support to task team leaders and operational members. Carried out analytical activities and publishing of research works. Collaborated on cross cutting activities such as safety.
  • ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Travaux Publics, Yaounde, Cameroon): Road Safety Researcher (2019-2020)
    Carried out dissemination activities for master’s students on Research strategies. Spearheaded and led the research to investigate the role of insurance companies to road safety and particularly showed how insurance companies in Cameroon can participate in reducing the risk and the consequences of road trauma so as to protect the lives of millions and safeguard the human resource. Disseminated research outputs at the national level on conferences organized for civil engineers. Collaborated on international road safety projects funded by world bank through data collection and reporting.
  • Protect Your Environment Foundation (Cameroon): Program Civil Engineer and Task Team Leader (January 2019 – December 2020)
    Led a team of 23 nation wide and ensured close collaboration and communication. Designed training materials for environmental protection. Organized and trained the trainers (30) on environmental protection. Developed and implemented training and education of over 10,000 college students on health and environmental protection. Led discussions and negotiations with higher officials on the project.
  • COMPETING BET (Cameroon): Professional Civil Engineer Intern (October – December 2018)
    Supervised (as part of the supervision consultants) the construction of road works around the Japoma Stadium, in the city of Douala. Monitored project progress and schedules while proposing and resolving construction issues. Ensured respect of designs standards and guideline by contractors. Reviewed designs and suggested areas of improvements.
  • FEICOM (Cameroon): Civil Engineer Intern (August – October 2016)
    Controlled (as part of control mission) the execution of local community projects, ensuring proper utilization of funds and adequate operations of the projects.


  • Phd Candidate, Sapienza University of Rome (2022 – 2025): Doctoral School of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Transport and Infrastructure)
  • Master’s degree, Universita degli Studi di Padova (2017 – 2019): Civil Engineering (Credits 110/110)
  • Master of Engineering, ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics) Yaoundé, Cameroon (2014 – 2019): Civil Engineering (Option: Structures); GPA_C (cumulative): 3.6/4; Level 5 GPA: 3.89


  • Main Certificates Obtained: The hidden Side of Energy Access (“Understanding Clean cooking”); Essentials of Road Safety Engineering; Cyber security Course; iRAP Certification (Star Rating Essentials, Road Attribute coding, Star ratings for designs, Star ratings for Schools etc.); iRAP Accreditation Supplier
  • Accredited iRAP supplier on Road Attribute Coding and Analysis & reporting

Luca defines himself as a nature and animal lover. And it would seem that he is in no way kidding about this, as he owns a farm in his native town Avezzano, with 15 dogs, a donkey, various goats, geese, ducks, hens and other animals. At present he breeds Giant Schnauzers, but in the past he also had Dogues de Bordeaux, Neapolitan Mastiffs and Bull Terriers. He loves sport and is a Lazio supporter.

Luca Persia

Born in Trabzon, Turkey, into a family of engineers–architects, Kagan loves travelling, especially in Europe. He defines himself as an optimist: in fact, he believes that everything can be managed and organised. He is keen on swimming and all water sports and favours science fiction novels and history. Last, but not least, he is passionate about his friends and his time shared with them.

Sevket Oguz Kagan Capkin

Roberto lives in Ciampino, where he was born. His rural origins often take him back to the countryside, where he tends to his plants and garden. It is there that he finds his natural habitat, restoring body and spirit. He is very keen on reading, technology, electronics and Hi-Fi and photography and in recent years has discovered a new hobby piloting a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone in open spaces and taking pictures from above. He also loves walking, especially in the woods and the mountains, searching for mushrooms, blackberries and wild fruits.

Roberto Carroccia

SERGIO (Celestino is the surname, by the way!), was born by chance in Turin some years ago. He grew up by the sea and has lived in different places in Italy and abroad and now lives in an ancient Etruscan town, near Rome. When he was little he was blonde, then he played in pubs, was the hiker, the mayor, the dreamer; now he’s still an architect, not long been an journalist and is often forced to go to the gym because of his love of wine and cheeses. In short, if it were for him he would always have a rucksack on his back and his dream has been to fly since he was a child.

Sergio Celestino

Colombian, Brayan is keen on travelling (over 30 countries visited), so much so that in the last 5 years he has lived in four different countries. This has allowed him to have an open mind, discover other cultures and learn other languages: he speaks English, Spanish and Italian. In 2018 he began running by pure chance, and today running is very much a fundamental part of his life. He loves tattoos and this is obvious as he has 15 of them. Lastly, he is a promoter of sustainable mobility, moving on foot, by bicycle and using public transport.

Brayan González-Hernández

Artsiom, for his friends Artem, was born in Brest, Belarus, a town situated literally on the border between Poland and Ukraine. At present, he lives in a place with fewer boundaries, but just as beautiful - Rome. Artem challenges the chaos of the city by cycling, loves reading, travelling and doing sports, especially football, swimming and running.

Artsiom Sauchuk

Davide loves walking even though, every now and again, he prefers wandering around aimlessly – and as he’s an engineer we don’t even ask why. With an Italian mother and Japanese father, Davide has always sought to bring the features of both cultures into his work and life. In his spare time, he loves reading, especially the so-called “ninth art”: cartoons.

Davide Shingo Usami

Francesca is a Leo with a Leo ascendant: a combination that emphasizes her strong and determined personality. She doesn’t back out in front of challenges and difficulties. She loves staying in touch with people: a social animal that, selflessly, is omnipresent for those who needs her. She has always adored cuisine but, above all, cooking: cheesecakes are her main courses. She often says that, in another life, she will be a veterinarian, because she madly loves animals.

Francesca Damiani

Mohammed Khadeeruddin, for his friends Khadeer, comes from the vibrant city of Hyderabad, located in the southern part of India and known for its rich history, diverse culture and delectable cuisine. He enjoys immersing himself in the dynamic atmosphere of his city, concentrated around the iconic Charminar and the enchanting Golconda Fort: when he comes back in his homeland, during his leisure time, you can find him exploring the bustling markets, indulging in street food or, simply, relishing the city's laid-back charm. With a passion for cricket, he has honed his skills as an all-rounder, excelling in multiple aspects of the game.

Mohammed Khadeeruddin

Irуna comes from Ukraine. She was born in Kamchatka: somewhere very far, between Japan and Alaska, among volcanoes and geyser valleys, which most likely affected her love of active life. You can’t find her on weekends or holidays at home. She likes to travel, discover non-touristic places without using guides and create non-standard and fascinating trips for her friends. But a special passion for her is the sea in all its daily diversity and grandeur. She loves water sports: diving, snorkeling, and canoe. Although not averse to just relax on the beach and dream about something. She has inner resolve and a little adventurism that allows to cope with all the challenges that life throws at her. She never gives up and believes in the best under any circumstances.

Iryna Tkachenko

Tejas hails from Bangalore, often referred to as the “Silicon Valley of India”: his formative years have been greatly influenced by the city's thriving startup culture and technological advancements. He has nurtured a deep interest in percussion instrument and martial arts, culminating in the achievement of a black belt in Taekwondo. His fascination with drones has been a driving force in his life. In recent years, he has embarked on exhilarating motorcycle rides with a vibrant biking community, exploring the diverse landscapes, languages and cultures that India has to offer. Each achievement has added to the richness of his experience and personal growth. And, as he approaches the milestone of turning 30, he has compiled a list of aspirations he aims to fulfil.

Tejas Singri Krishnamurthy

Steffel is a Cameroonian from the west region of the country. His favourite toy as a kid was a beautiful wood made castle; but he couldn’t fit in, so he decided to be a civil engineer to build his own. Experiencing road crashes made him investigate the subject just to realise the magnitude of the problem, especially in low- and middle-income countries. He decided to devote himself in finding solutions to make transport infrastructure safe for users, efficient for governments and sustainable for the environment. Steffel enjoys calm and silence and adores playing with kids (contradictory right?). He likes cooking and has a passion for fighting disciplines.

Steffel Ludivin Feudjio Tezong

Marco was born in Rome where he lives with his family. He has loved technology ever since he was a child playing video games with his dad and he made it his career by graduating in computer engineering. During his career he has been involved in research, design and development of applications of various types working with various programming languages, as well as teaching for professional training courses. He loves video games and sports like football, swimming and recently padel.

Marco Di Rocco

“Clear, healthy madness”: perhaps, these words should be enough to describe Manuel. Scorpio according to Western astrology, Wolf of Irpinia according to his identity card. He loves the adventure, risk and improvising, the same quality that allows him to enjoy the most exciting travels, excursions and nights. He made his curiosity into his profession and combined it with his visceral passion for writing. Inviting him to lunch or dinner could be a great idea, especially if the menu is based on traditional dishes. But someone goes around saying that he could invite you, given his growing interest in cooking, as well as in team sports (football and basketball above all).

Manuel Merolla

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