The Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted the 3rd Annual Sustainable Research and Innovation (SRI) Conference between May 3rd and May 4th 2012. The conference was held at African Institute of Capacity and Development (AICAD) and had participants drawn from all over the world. Several universities were represented from Poland, Japan, United States of America, South Africa, Rwanda and South Korea. Besides JKUAT, there was a huge participation by local universities such as Aga Khan University, Kimathi University College of Technology, Moi University, Nairobi University, and Mombasa Polytechnic University College among others. There was also participation by local industry such as Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI), Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), Numerical Machining Complex Limited (NMC), Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC) among others.
A record 57 papers were presented covering diverse areas of renewable energy, power generation, maintenance, manufacturing, dynamic systems control among others. The papers from the conference are available in form of conference proceedings.