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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.  

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A predictive modelling strategy for warpage and shrinkage defects in plastic injection molding using fuzzy logic and pattern search optimization, Otieno, S., Wambua, J., Mwema, F., Mharakurwa, E., Jen, T., Akinlabi, E. 9 Mar 2024, In: Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Characterization of Polymer-Quarry Dust Composite for Structural Applications, Shagwira, H., Wambua, J., Mwema, F., Jen, T. 1 Mar 2024, In: Scientific African
  • Constitutive analysis of hot metal flow behavior of virgin and rejuvenated heat treatment creep exhausted power plant X20 steel, Maube, S., Obiko, J., Van der Merwe, J., Mwema, F., Klenam, D., Bodunrin, M. 25 Mar 2024, In: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Effect of tool traverse speed on high strength structural AA6092/17.5 SiCp-T6 AMC friction stir welding, Acharya, U., Banik, A., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S., Akinlabi, E., Roy, B. 1 Mar 2024, In: Materials Today Communications
  • Evaluation of mechanical and physical properties of coconut fibre biocomposite reinforced with soya adhesive, Kumar, N., Buddi, T., Mwema, F., Durga Rajesh, K. 1 Apr 2024, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
  • Experimental and finite element simulation for thermal distribution in TIG, MIG and TIG-MIG hybrid welds, Abima, C., Madushele, N., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S. 1 Apr 2024, In: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
  • Fabrication of Functionally Graded Materials through Severe Plastic Deformation of Powders: Process, Significance, and Future Development, Obara, C., Bayode, A., Mwema, F., Jen, T. 25 Mar 2024, In: E3S Web of Conferences
  • Matrix‐phase material selection for shape memory polymer composites: A comparative analysis of multi‐criteria decision‐making, Omosa, G., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, E., Jen, T., Mutua, J. 3 May 2024, In: Polymer Engineering & Science
  • Optimisation of Printing Parameters of Fused Filament Fabrication and Uniaxial Compression Failure Analysis for Four-Point Star-Shaped Structures, Wambua, J., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S., Birkett, M., Xu, B., Woo, W., Taverne, M., Ho, D., Akinlabi, E. 7 May 2024, In: Rapid Prototyping Journal
  • Optimization of bar soap extrusion process parameters through numerical modelling, Maina, A., Tanui, J., Bayode, A., Mwema, F. 25 Mar 2024, In: E3S Web of Conferences

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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