Charles Muiruri Kagiri

Designation: Lecturer
Contact: +254721643535
School/Institute: Engineering
Dept.: Mechatronic Engineering
Email: charles.kagiri@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
PhD University of Pretoria Ongoing
MSc. Mechatronic Engineering Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology 2014
BSc. Mechatronic Engineering Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology 2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy
  • Computer Controlled Manufacturing
  • CAD/CAM
  • Energy Efiiciency

Publications
i) Charles M. Kagiri, Bernard W. Ikua, James N. Keraita, Esther W. Gituku; Overview of the
modelling and simulation of the laser machining of glass, Proceedings of the 2012 Mechanical
Engineering Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation, ISSN: 20796226

Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Graduate Engineer EBK 2010

Work Experience

Lecturer Dedan Kimathi University of Technology From July 2015
Ass. Lecturer Dedan Kimathi University of Technology October 2014 – July 2015
Tutorial Fellow Dedan Kimathi University of Technology October 2013 – October 2014
Teaching Assistant Dedan Kimathi University of Technology July 2010 – October 2013

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Founder The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
  • (IAESTE) DeKUT Chapter
  • DeKUT Energy Team

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions
1. DAAD In-Country Scholarship for Masters degree (2012)
2. University of Pretoria, SA Post-Graduate Scholarship (2016)

Research
a)Ongoing/Completed Researches
1. CO2 Laser Machining of Glass – Completed
2. Laser material processing of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRPs) – Completed
3. Energy efficiency in Transportation

Research Interests

  • Energy efiiciency
  • New Energy Systems
  • Control strategies

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • EBK – Graduate Engineer
  • IEK – Member