Position: Assistant Lecturer

Email: stephen.musau@dkut.ac.ke

Research Interests

  1. Control of emissions from combustion devices such internal combustion engines (ICE)
  2. Computational fluid dynamics(CFD)
  3. Combustion of fuels
  4. Renewable energy specifically Wind power (wind turbines).

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
MSc. in Mechanical Engineering Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 2015
BSc. in Mechanical Engineering Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 2010

Professional History

  1. April 2015–Present Assistant Lecturer

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri (Kenya)

Duties

▪ Teaching the following Mechanical Engineering Courses: Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; Industrial hydraulics and Pneumatics and Internal combustion Engines.

▪ Invigilation and administering exams.

▪  Coordinating the TAs in the department to conduct  practical laboratories.

▪ Supervision of undergraduate final year projects.

  • October 2014–March 2015 Tutorial Fellow

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri (Kenya)

Duties

▪ Offering tutorials in the following Mechanical Engineering Courses: Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; Industrial hydraulics and Pneumatics, Internal combustion Engines.

▪ Invigilation and administering exams.

▪ Class advisor

▪ Supervision of undergraduate final year projects.

  • September 2011–October 2014 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.

▪ Exam Coordinator for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Departments.

Publications

  1. Performance assessment of local biomass powered cereal drier used by small-scale Kenyan farmers. Accepted in International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. Published in May 2015 issue
  2. Madaraka F. Mwema, Kimayu S. Musau and Mburu J. Ngugi. (2012). Thermal Characterization of biomass powered cereal drier (Batch type). Submitted to 8th Annual International Conference, Moi University, Eldoret
  3. Madaraka F. Mwema, Kimayu S. Musau and Muyundo J Wanyonyi. (2013). Performance analysis on typical homemade biomass powered cereal drier. Abstract submitted to Kabarak University 2nd Annual International Scientific Conference.. 
  4. Stephen K. Musau, P. N. Kioni, A. Gitahi and S. K. Musau(2013). Effect of syngas Composition on NOx Formation in Counterflow Syngas/air Triple Flame. Presented in KSEEE-JSAEM 2013 International Engineering Conference
  5. J. M. Ngugi, P. N. Kioni, A. Gitahi and S.K. Musau (2013). Effect of pressure and equivalence ratio on Nitric oxide formation in methane/air, methanol/air and Methanol formate/air homogenous ignition. Presented in KSEEE-JSAEM 2013 International Engineering Conference
  6. S. K. Musau $ P.N. Kioni (2019)Numerical study of NOx formation in laminar counterfow syngas triple flames.(Paper ready for submission)

BOOK  S.K. musau and P.N. Kioni, Numerical Study of NOx Formation during combustion of syngas fuel ; Laminar counterflow syngas triple flames. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing,2015.