Designation: Tutorial Fellow
School: School of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
PhD Mechanical Engineering DeKUT  Ongoing
MSc. Mechanical Engineering DeKUT  2020
BSc. Mechanical Engineering DeKUT  2016

Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Graduate Engineer IEK   2021
Graduate Engineer EBK  2016

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Engineering: Thermodynamics (Combustion) and Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Work Experience

  • May 2020 – To date: Tutorial Fellow – DeKUT
  • January 2017 – April 2020: Graduate Assistant – DeKUT

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • September 2018 – To date: Departmental Timetable Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Department.


  • Misoi, Henry, Josephat Tanui, and Patrick Wanjiru. “Recent Advances in Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering of Carbon Dioxide for Combustion Diagnostic.(Article Review).” European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research 6, no. 1 (2021): 42-47.
  • Wanjiru, P., Karuri, N., Wanyeki, P., Kioni, P. and Tanui, J., 2020. Numerical simulation of the effect of diluents on NO x formation in methane and methyl formate fuels in counter flow diffusion flame. AIMS Environmental Science7(2), pp.140-152. doi: 10.3934/environsci.2020008
  • Maina, Francis Irungu, Nahashon Osinde, Japheth Ka’pesha Odira, Patrick Kariuki Wanjiru, and Margaret Wanjiku Mwangi. “4D Printing and Characterization of Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) Based Smart Gripper.” (2020).

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

  • ZESS (Center for Sensor Systems) University of Siegen scholarship award – Research Stays for University of Siegen for PhD research, (2022).
  • ERASMUS+ exchange programme scholarship award – Research Stays for University of Siegen for PHD Research, (2022).
  • DeKUT PhD scholarship, (2021).
  • DAAD – Bridg-IT exchange programme scholarship award – Research Stays for Technical University of Wildau for Msc Mechanical Research, (2017).
  • DeKUT Masters scholarship, (2017).

a) Ongoing/Completed Researches

  • Ongoing Research: Spectrally and Spatially resolved combustion analysis in Internal Combustion Engine.
  • Completed Research: Emmision analysis in combustion of Methyl-fuel diffusion flames.

b) Research funding: (Indicate the Source, Amount & Year)
  • DeKUT Graduate Assiatnship Programme; 33000 Ksh (Publication fee); 2019

Research Interests

  • Emmission analysis in combustion of methylesters.
  • Combustion analysis in biodiesel fuels.
  • Spatailly and spectrally resolved combustion analysis in a combustion engine (Diesel, Kerosene and LNG).

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Graduate Engineer (IEK 2021) Membership.
  • Graduate Engineer (EBK 2016) Membership.