Position: Lecturer

Email:  josephat.tanui@dkut.ac.ke

Research Interests

  1. Combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels.
  2. Computational fluid dynamics
  3. Control of emissions from combustion devices such as furnaces and internal combustion engines

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
 MSc. in Mechanical Engineering  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology  2013
 BSc. in Mechanical Engineering  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology  2009

Professional History

1.01/06/2015–Present Lecturer

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri (Kenya)

Duties

▪ Teaching the following mechanical engineering courses: Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; and Heat transfer.

▪ Invigilation and administering exams.

▪ Time-table duty.

▪ Supervision of undergraduate final year projects.

2. 28/06/2013–30/05/2015 Assistant Lecturer

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri (Kenya)

Duties

▪ Teaching the following mechanical engineering courses: Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; and Heat transfer.

▪ Invigilation and administering exams.

▪ Time-table duty.

▪ Supervision of undergraduate final year projects.

3. 01/05/2012–27/06/2013 Tutorial Fellow

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri (Kenya)

Duties

▪ Teaching the following mechanical engineering courses: Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; and Heat transfer.

▪ Invigilation and administering exams.

▪ Planning and co-ordination of academic and industrial visits.

▪ Time-table duty.

4. 13/01/2010–30/04/2012 Teaching Assistant

Kimathi University College of Technology, Nyeri (Kenya)

Duties

▪ Demonstrating laboratory practical.

▪ Performing tutorial on the following mechanical engineering courses: Fluid mechanics;

Thermodynamics; and Heat transfer.

▪ Invigilation and administering exams.

▪ Planning and co-ordination of academic and industrial visits.

Publications

  1. J.K. Tanui, P.N. Kioni, T. Mirre and M. Nowitzki, “The effect of carbon dioxide on flame propagation speed of wood combustion in a fixed bed under oxy-fuel conditions,” Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 179, pp. 285-295, 2018.
  2. J.K. Tanui, P.N. Kioni, P.N. kariuki and J.M. Ngugi, “Influence of processing conditions on the quality of briquettes produced by recycling charcoal dust”, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s40095-018-0275-7, 2018.
  3. J. M. Ngugi, P. N. Kioni, and J. K. Tanui, “Numerical Study of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Formation in Homogenous System of Methane, Methanol and Methyl Formate at High Pressures”, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2018.
  4. J. M. Ngugi, P. N. Kioni, and J. K. Tanui, “Numerical Study of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Formation in High-Pressure Diffusion Flames of Methane, Methanol and Methyl Formate”, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2018.
  5. J.K. Tanui, P.N. Kioni, and A. Gitahi “Numerical simulation of NO formation in methane, methanol and methyl formate in a homogeneous system,” Journal of Sustainable Research in Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2014.
  6. P.N. Kioni, J.K. Tanui, and A. Gitahi “Numerical Simulations of Nitric Oxide (NO) Formation in Methane, Methanol and Methyl Formate in different Flow Configurations. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Vol. 1, No. 2, March 2013