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Dr Fredrick Mwema

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Dr. Mwema is currently a Researcher (since March 2023) at Northumbria University, UK where he is working on high entropy thin film materials for extreme condition applications. He is also a Senior Lecturer, at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Kenya (currently on leave). He also served as Chair of the Department-Mechanical Engineering & Director of the Centre for Nano Materials and Nanoscience Research Center at DeKUT (for three years since 2020). He was a lecturer (2019-2021), assistant lecturer (2015-2019), and teaching assistant (2011-2015) of Mechanical Engineering at DeKUT. He has been a visiting student/researcher at the University of Southampton (2013), BIUST-Botswana (2018-2022), and IIT-Kharagpur, India (2018). He serves as an external examiner (since 2022) and has assessed several postgraduate theses and dissertations.      

In addition, he has supervised over 100 undergraduate students and 5 master's degree students (engineering). He is currently supervising 4 P.h.D. students and 5 Master's degree students. 

He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and books (according to his Scopus profile) in his fields of interest. He has almost 1000 citations according to his google scholar profile. He has written four books in the areas of Thin Films, 3D printing, and Material characterization. He has successfully filed two intellectual properties (IPs) with Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI). 

He is a registered member of ASME, IAENG, and a graduate engineer, of the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).  

Fredrick Mwema

Dr. Mwema has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg. His interests include thin films and coatings, surface engineering, severe plastic deformation, material characterization, Material Science, Finite Element Modeling, image analysis, and advanced manufacturing techniques. He has also worked on projects in 3D printing (fused deposition modeling). 

In his current role as a researcher at Northumbria University, he is working on innovative high entropy alloy thin film materials.  

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  • Characterization of Polymer-Quarry Dust Composite for Structural Applications, Shagwira, H., Wambua, J., Mwema, F., Jen, T. 22 Nov 2023, In: Scientific African
  • Comparative Study on Hot Metal Flow Behaviour of Virgin and Rejuvenated Heat Treatment Creep Exhausted P91 Steel, Maube, S., Obiko, J., Van der Merwe, J., Mwema, F., Klenam, D., Bodunrin, M. 31 Mar 2023, In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • Experimental and finite element simulation for thermal distribution in TIG, MIG and TIG-MIG hybrid welds, Abima, C., Madushele, N., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S. 20 Jan 2023, In: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
  • Finite element method simulation of metal flow during Tubular Channel Angular Pressing (TCAP) of aluminium 7075, Shagwira, H., Obiko, J., Mwema, F. 23 May 2023, In: Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies
  • Nanomaterials, Edoziuno, F., Adediran, A., Nwaeju, C., Sriariyanun, M., Mwema, F. 2023, Smart Anticorrosive Materials, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier
  • Simulation of deformation behaviour of Aluminium 7075 during Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP), Shagwira, H., Obiko, J., Mwema, F., Jen, T. 2023, In: MATEC Web of Conferences
  • Statistical and Fractal Description of Defects on Topography Surfaces, Mwema, F., Jen, T. 2023, In: MATEC Web of Conferences
  • Advances in 3D printing materials processing-environmental impacts and alleviation measures, Nyika, J., Mwema, F., Mahamood, R., Akinlabi, E., Jen, T. 31 Oct 2022, In: Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies
  • Advances in sustainable grinding of different types of the titanium biomaterials for medical applications: A review, Ronoh, K., Mwema, F., Dabees, S., Sobola, D. 1 Dec 2022, In: Biomedical Engineering Advances
  • A five-year scientometric analysis of the environmental effects of 3D printing, Nyika, J., Mwema, F., Mahamood, R., Akinlabi, E., Jen, T. 30 Sep 2022, In: Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies

As a teaching staff, Dr. Mwema teaches the following course units:

A. Undergraduate teaching

Engineering Drawing  & Design; Machine Design; Vibrations; Material Science; Engineering Materials; Experimental Stress Analysis; Materials Forming Processes; Mechanics of Metal Cutting; Manufacturing Processes-Traditional & Advanced; Strength of Materials 

B. Postgraduate teaching

Thin Films; High-performance materials; Advanced Computer-Aided Design; Micro-fabrication Techniques; Advanced Production Technologies; Materials Characterisations & Structures; Systems Modelling & Simulation



Mechanical Engineering PhD October 31 2019

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