Through the JICA/JKUAT BRIGHT Project on rural electrification using renewable energy which started in 2012; members of mechanical engineering department have greatly benefited by undertaking research projects under the leadership of Jkuat and Japanese Professors. Several members of staff have received specialized training in Japan; and these include Mr. Richard Njihia, the late Mr. Bernard Kosgey and Ms. Doreen Irungu. The areas of research that they have been trained on include; • Surface modification of the pelton turbine by thermal spraying. • Investment casting. • Design and Fabrication of wind turbine blades. • Performance characterization… Continue reading →
International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Applied Science (ICETA) 2015 aims to build an international platform that allows interested experts to share and discuss their latest researches, ideas, and survey reports in the theoretical and practical areas regarding all aspects of Engineering, Technology and Applied Science. For more information about the conference visit ICETA 2015 site.
2015 6th International Conference on Mechatronics and Manufacturing (ICMM 2015, former ICMMA) will be held in Busan, South Korea during February 12-13, 2015. It’s organized by ASR, support by Applied Mechanics and Materials Journal For more details visit ICMM website
On Thursday August 28th 2014, Mechanical Engineering hosted an academic lecture on Innovation in Engine Technology and Education. The lecture was given by Professor Katsuyuki Ohsawa from Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Tottori University, Japan. The lecture was attended by mechanical department staff members and engineering workshop staff members. it was a real eye opener to the participants especially in the design development processes that were highlighted by the key speaker. His lecture also gave a glimpse of what the worldwide famous car manufacturer- Toyota spirit embodies( Take the lead whenever to the treads, devoting… Continue reading →
The end of first semester saw very innovative project presentations from our fifth year students. The projects mainly concentrated on the design, fabrication and testing of the work each group of students had. At this stage of presentation (1st semester), quite a number of students were on good track to ensuring the projects become successful. Many students were through with the design phases and will proceed with fabrication come second semester. For those still lagging behind, more work needs to be done especially by the students and their supervisors. a. b. Fifth year students (Gitaari… Continue reading →