Email: peter.muchiri@dkut.ac.ke
Tel: (+254) 717 877044

Position: Associate Professor – Mechanical engineering.

Areas of research Interests:

Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities Design, Maintenance Engineering.

Academic Qualification

Qualification Institution Year
Post Doctorate Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 2010
PHD (Mechanical Engineering) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Arenberg Doctoral School of Science, engineering & Tech. Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Dept. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  2010
Advanced Masters in Industrial Management (Specialized in: Energy & Safety Engineering)Cum-Laude (Distinction) Centre for Industrial Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  2005
B.Sc.  Mechanical Engineering (Honours) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (J.K.U.A.T) 2001

Professional Association

  • Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) – Registered Graduate Engineer(2002 )
  • Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) – Member 2012                                         

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

In Books

  1. Muchiri P.N. (2010) “Performance Modelling of Manufacturing Equipment with Focus on Maintenance” KULeuven, Belgium, (ISBN: 978-94-6018-202-0)
  2. Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P. N., (2009). Safety and Maintenance “Book Chapter in The Handbook of Maintenance Management and Engineering by Ben-Daya M., Duffuaa S. and Raouf A.” (Chapter 22), Springer, London. (ISBN – 978-1-84882-471-3)

In International Journals

  1. Chepkania, Z. L., Muchiri, P.N., Keraita, J.N., (2018), Productivity Improvement in Bus Body Manufacturing using Value Stream Mapping and Line Balancing, IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil engineering, Vol 15, No. 2 pp. 21-28 
  2. Wakiru, J., Pintelon, L., Chemweno, P. and Muchiri, P.N. (2018), “A decision tree-based classification framework for used oil analysis applying random forest feature selection”, Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 90–100.
  3. Josiah,A.K., Muchiri, P.N., Keraita, J.N., (2018) “Failure Mode identification and Prioritiization Using FMEA – A Case Study of Corn Milling Industry”, IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil engineering, Vol 15, No. 2 pp. 21-28 
  4. Lagat K. M., Muchiri, P.N., Keraita, J.N., (2018) Development of Risk Based Approach to Spare Part Inventosy Management – A case of Chemelil Sugar Company. IOSR Journal of Engineering (IOSRJEN), Vol 8, No. 9, pp. 41-54
  5. Wakiru, J., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P.N. and Chemweno, P. (2018), “Maintenance Optimization: Application of Remanufacturing and Repair Strategies”, Procedia CIRP, Vol. 69, pp. 899–904. 
  6. Maina, E. C., Muchiri, P.N., Keraita, J.N., (2018) Improvement of Facility Layout Using Systematic Layout Planning. IOSR Journal of Engineering (IOSRJEN),Vol 8, No. 5, pp 33-43.
  7. Wakiru, J., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P.N. and Chemweno, P. (2018), “A statistical approach for analyzing used oil data and enhancing maintenance decision making: Case study of a thermal power plant”, Accepted.  Journal of Maintenance Engineering, Vol.2.
  8. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., Van Horenbeek, A. Risk assessment methodologies in maintenance decision making: a review of dependability modelling approaches. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety. Status: In Press 
  9. Vala, S., Muchiri, P., Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L. (2018) “A risk-based maintenance approach for critical care medical equipment: A case study of a large referral hospital in a developing country.” International Journal of System Assuarance Engineering and Management. 
  10. Mugi, K., Chemweno, P., Muchiri, P., Pintelon, L. (2018). Application of HFMEA on risk assessment of radiology processes in public hospitals: a case study of Nyeri county referral hospital. IOSR Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Vol. 13, Issue 2 (2018).
  11. Ndolo S. N., Muchiri, P. N., Pintelon, L., Chemweno P.K, Wakiru J. (2018). A Simulation model as a Lean tool to improve patient flow and utilization of resources in Kenya’s public hospitals: A Case Study of The Outpatient Department of Nyeri County Referral Hospital. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp18-25.  
  12. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Van Horenbeek, A., De Meyer, A-M., Muchiri, P.N. (2017). A dynamic risk assessment methodology for maintenance decision support. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 33 (3), 551-564.
  13. Njeru, M. N., Byiringiro, J. B., Muchiri, P. N., (2017) Process Analysis for Emission Control within the Small Scale Coffee Roasting Industries in Kenya. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil engineering, Vol 15, No. 2 pp 21-28.
  14. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., Wakiru, J. (2016). Development of a novel methodology for root cause analysis and selection of maintenance strategy for a thermal power plant: A data exploration approach. Engineering Failure Analysis, 66 (August 2016), 19-34.
  15. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Van Horenbeek, A., Muchiri, P. (2015). Development of a risk assessment selection methodology for asset maintenance decision making: An Analytic Network Process (ANP) approach. International Journal of Production Economics, 170 (1), 663-676.
  16. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Wakiru, J. Muchiri, P., (2016) Development of a novel methodology for root cause analysis and selection of maintenance strategy for a thermal power plant:  A data exploration research. International Journal of Systems assurance engineering and management.
  17. Muchiri, A.K., Ikua, B.W., Muchiri, P.N., Irungu, P.K. (2014), “Development of a theoretical Framework for evaluating maintenance practices” International Journal of Systems assurance engineering and management 
  18. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., (2013) A Dynamic risk Assessment Methodology for Maintenance Decision Support. International Journal of Reliability Engineering
  19. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., (2013) Evaluating the impact of spare parts pooling strategy on the maintenance of Unreliable repairable system. International Journal of Reliability Engineering
  20. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Van Horeenbeek, A., Muchiri, P., (2013) “Asset Maintenance Maturity Model (AMMM): Structured Guide to Maintenance Process Maturity” I nternational Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management (IJSEAM): Submitted Nov 2013; Accepted for Publication: July 2014
  21. Muchiri, P, Pintelon, L., Martin, H., Chemweno, P., (2013) “Modelling Maintenance Effects on Manufacturing Equipment Performance: Results from Simulation Analysis” International Journal of Production Research, ID TPRS-2013-IJPR-0284.R5, Submitted Dec 2012; Accepted for Publication: November 2013.
  22. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Van Horeenbeek, A., Muchiri, P., (2013) “Development of a Risk Assessment Tool Selection Model for Asset Maintenance Decision Making” International Journal of Production Research (IJPE): Submitted Dec 2013.
  23. Van Hoorenbeek, A., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., (2011) “Maintenance optimization models and criteria.” International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management (DOI:10.1007/s13198-011-0045-x); Accepted for Publication: April, 2011
  24. Muchiri, P, Pintelon, (2011) “Modelling Maintenance Effects on Manufacturing Equipment Performance: Results from Industrial Case study” Sustainable Research and Innovation Proceedings, Vol 3, 2011
  25. Muchiri, P.N., Pintelon, L., Gelders, L., Martin, H., (2010) “Development of Maintenance Function Performance Measurement Framework and Indicators: International Journal of Production Economics Vol 131, pg 295-302, 2010
  26. Muchiri, P. N., Pintelon, L., Martin, H., De Meyer, A.M., (2009). “Empirical analysis of performance measurement in Belgian Industries.” International Journal of Production Research (ISSN:1366-588X 0020-7543): On Line since Oct 2009 
  27. Muchiri, P.N., Pintelon, L., (2008) “Performance Measurement Using Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE): Literature Review & Practical Application Discussion” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46 Issue No 13, pp 3517-3535. July 2008

Papers in Proceedings of International Conferences (With Presentation)

  1. Wakiru,J., Pintelon,L., Muchiri,P.(2018). Simulating the influence of maintenance actions on equipment reliability. Maintenance research day-Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.(March 2018)
  2. Wakiru,J., Pintelon,L., Muchiri,P., Chemweno,P.(2018). Influence of maintenance and operations strategies on the availability of critical power plant equipment: A simulation approach.  20th international working seminar on Production Economics. Vol III (February 2018). Innsbruck, Austria.
  3. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P, Wakiru, J. (2017). A conceptual framework for predictive decision support in root cause analysis. In proceedings of the 2nd Maintenance Research Day, NS Trefpunt – The Netherlands, 3rd February, 2017.
  4. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., Jongers Lara ‘s (2016). i-RCAM: Intelligent expert system for root cause analysis in maintenance decision making. In proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 20th to 22nd June, 2016.
  5. Wakiru,J., Pintelon,L., Muchiri,P., Chemweno,P.(2017). A decision tree-based classification framework for used oil analysis applying random forest feature selection. The 3rd DeKUT International conference on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. (November 2017). Nyeri, Kenya.
  6. Wakiru,J., Pintelon,L., Muchiri,P., Chemweno,P.(2017). Failure prioritization and maintenance strategy selection: Hybrid approach in power plants. Maintenance research day-Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.(February 2017)
  7. Wakiru,J., Pintelon,L., Muchiri,P., Chemweno,P.(2017).A lubricant condition monitoring approach for maintenance decision support – a data exploratory case study. Maintenance Forum (May 2017). Bečići Montenegro. 23-27 May.(pp 69-82)
  8. Wakiru, J., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P.N. and Chemweno, P. (2017), “A novel statistical approach for analyzing used oil data and enhancing maintenance decision making: Case study of a thermal power plant”, ME2017_1110, International Conference on Maintenance Engineering (IncoME-II 2017).Manchester, UK.
  9. Wakiru,J., Pintelon,L., Muchiri,P., Chemweno,P.(2017). Analysis of lubrication oil contamination by fuel dilution with application of cluster analysis. XVII International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems. pp 252-257. (October 2017). Novi Sad, Serbia.
  10. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P, Wakiru, J. (2017). A conceptual framework for predictive decision support in root cause analysis. In proceedings of the 2nd Maintenance Research Day, NS Trefpunt – The Netherlands, 3rd February, 2017.
  11. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., Jongers Lara ‘s (2016). i-RCAM: Intelligent expert system for root cause analysis in maintenance decision making. In proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 20th to 22nd June, 2016.
  12. Chemweno, P., Muchiri, P., Sheikhalishahi, M., Pintelon, L. (2015). Multi-criteria optimization for joint maintenance and spare part provisioning: a simulation study. In proceedings of the 18th Euro Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands. Euro Working Group on Transportation. Delft, The Netherlands, 14th to 16th July, 2015.
  13. Chemweno, P., Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P. (2015). Evaluating the impact of spare parts pooling strategy on the maintenance of unreliable repairable systems. In proceedings of the 15th Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing. Ottawa, Canada, 11-13 May 2015.
  14. P. Chemweno, L. Pintelon, A. Van Horenbeek, P. Muchiri, and J. Wakiru (2014) “A dynamic failure mode and effect analysis using Bayesian theory”. Proceedings for 8th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR), Oxford, UK
  15. Muchiri, P, Pintelon, (2011) “Modelling Maintenance Effects on Manufacturing Equipment Performance: Results from Industrial Case study” Sustainable Research and Innovation Proceedings, Vol 3, 2011
  16. Muchiri P.N., “Maintenance Performance Measurement Survey in Belgian Industries”. 4Th Annual International Maintenance Excellence Conference, Toronto, Canada, 22-24th October, 2008
  17. Muchiri, P.N., Pintelon, L., Gelders, L., Martin, H., “Development of Maintenance Function Performance Measurement Framework and Indicators: Proceedings of the 15th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 3-7th March, 2008. 
  18. Muchiri P.N., “Maintenance Function Performance Measurement”, 5Th Annual World Class Maintenance for Chemicals and Petrochemical Conference, Berlin, Germany, 17-18th January 2008
  19. Muchiri, P.N, “Performance Measurement of Manufacturing Assets” Asset Management Seminar, Vlissingen, Netherlands, 13th November, 2008.
  20. Muchiri, P.N., Pintelon, L., “Overall Production Effectiveness Measurement (Guidelines to OEE Customization)”. 4Th Annual World Class Maintenance for Chemicals and Petrochemical Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 9-10th November 2006

In Belgium National Journals

  1. Muchiri, P. N., Van De Wijnckel, M., “Orde uit ruis[Making more from production Data] Industrial Maintenance, No. 7, Netherland, August 2009
  2. Muchiri, P. N., Van De Wijnckel, M., “Presteren in Crisis (Deel 2): Resultaten praktijkcase bij Company Eistein.” [Performance in Crisis: Results from Company Eistein’s Casestudy (Part 2)] Maintenance Magazine. No. 97, Belgium, September 2009.
  3. Muchiri, P. N., Van De Wijnckel, M., “Presteren in Crisis: Process reliability analysis (Deel 1).” [Performance in Crisis: Process reliability analysis (Part 1)], Maintenance Magazine. No. 96, Belgium, June 2009.
  4. Pintelon, L., Martin, H. Muchiri, P., “Maintenance Performance indicators: herkomst en gebruik (deel 2)” [Maintenance Performance indicators: Source and Use], Maintenance Magazine, No. 93, Belgium, December, 2008
  5. Pintelon, L., Martin, H. Muchiri, P., “Performance indicators: een populariteitpoll (deel 1)” [Maintenance Performance indicators: Popularity poll] Maintenance Magazine, No. 92 Belgium, September, 2008
  6. Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., “OEE: één vlag, vele ladingen (deel 2).” [OEE: One Flag, Many Colours (Part 2)]  Maintenance Magazine, No. 84, Belgium, Jan 2007
  7. Pintelon, L., Muchiri, P., “OEE: één vlag, vele ladingen (deel 1).”[OEE: One Flag, Many Colours (Part 1)] Maintenance Magazine, No. 83, Belgium, Nov 2006

PHD Supervision

  1. The Added Value of Asset Management in Power Generation Plants in Developing Countries Context: A Case for Kenya”, Peter Chemweno, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Arenberg Doctoral School of Science, Engineering & Technology, University of Leuven, Belgium (2016) Supervisor: Prof. L. Pintelon; Prof. P. N. Muchiri, Prof. Joost Duflu
  2. Maintenance Optimization Model for Developing Countries, Anthony Muchiri, PhD in Mechanical engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT); (2013); Supervisors: Prof. B. Ikua, Dr. K. Kibicho, Prof. P. N. Muchiri
  3. Reliability Enhancement of Power Plants through Risk-Based Maintenance Approach, James Wakiru Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in collaboration with University of Leuven, Supervisor: Prof. P. N. Muchiri, Prof. L. Pintelon, (2015 – Present)
  4. Maintenance Modelling of Biomedical Devices, David Malombe, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in collaboration with University of Leuven, Supervisor: Prof. P. N. Muchiri, Dr. Peter Chemweno, (2017 – Present)

MASTERS SUPERVISION

  1. Maintenance Spareparts Inventory Planning & Control: A Case Study of East African Portland Cement Company” Jacob Kiplagat, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2018
  2. “Development of a Total Quality Management Plan: A Case of Shamco Steel Furniture Manufacturing Company”, Joseph Ngugi, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2018
  3. “Performance Improvement for Cane Milling Plant: A Case Study of Nzoia Sugar Company” Cornelius Nganga, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2017
  4. Productivity Improvement of Manufacturing Processes Through Modelling and simulation Analysis: A Case study of a Vehicle Manufacturing Plant, James Njoroge Ndungu, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2017
  5. “Improvement of Production Planning & Capacity Utilization in Cotton Milling Plant” Joseph Kivuva, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2017
  6. Generation of Power from Kiln Wate Heat: Case Study of East African Portland Cement Ltd, Irungu Stanley Ngari, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2017
  7. Development of Asset Management Strategies for Critical Care Equipment at Kenyatta National Hospital, Stephen Kivuvi Vala, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2016
  8. Analysis and Reduction of Energy Consumption in a Manufacturing Set-Up: A Case Study of Farmers Choice Ltd, Reuben Kirkumet, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2016
  9. Evaluation of Asset Management Practices in TVET Institutions in Kenya, George Njagi Njeru, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2016
  10. Electricity Demand Side Management :Analysis Of Options And Priorities For Kenyan Residential Sector, Stephen Gichuhi Kiama, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2016
  11. “Development of a Risk-Based Maintenance strategy for Multiproduct petroleum pipeline system in Kenya”, Mark Achilla, Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, JKUAT, 2016
  12. Development of an Integrated Decision Model for the Selection of Maintenance strategies for Kenyan Industries, Peter Muinde, Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, JKUAT, 2015
  13. Enhancement of Condition Based Maintenance Policy for a Thermal Power Plant: A Case Study of IberAfrica Thermal Power Plant, James Wakiru, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2015
  14. Evaluation of Maintenance Practices in Kenya, Peter Irungu, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2015
  15. “Development of an Effective Maintenance Concept for Enhancement of Competitive Advantage in Cement Manufacturing Industry: A Case Study of East African Portland Cement Company”, Japheth Ombogo, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2014
  16. “Productivity Improvement in Manufacturing Industries in Kenya: A Case Study of Del Monte Kenya”, Solomon Namisi, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2014
  17. Maintenance Timing Optimization: A case Study of East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC), Joseph Wanyonyi Muyundo, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., DeKUT, 2014
  18. Analysis of the Transportation system for Pharmaceutical in UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg, Lebeer Sabastian & Seval Koklu, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2009
  19. Opportunities for Outsourcing and Automation In Belgium Hospital Pharmacies, Susan Vyverman, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2008
  20. Performance Modelling of a Manufacturing System Subject to Failure and Maintenance Intervention, Santos Garcia Sandra, Industrial Engineering Dept, University of Navara, Spain, (K.U.Leuven. Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen, centre for Industrial Management (CIB), 2008
  21. Maintenance Performance Indicators for Production service level, Yannick Boiten & Thomas Ledwon, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2008
  22. Kwaliteitmanagement binnen de technische dienst van UZ Leuven: Pilootproject in het operatiekkwartier (Quality Management in the Technical Department in UZ Leuven: Pilot Project in the Operations), Michael Gay & Koen Merki, Burgerlijk Werktuigkundig-Electrotechnischh Ingenier, righting Mechanica, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2008.
  23. Conceptual ICT Platform for the Extended Gateway Flanders, Isabelle Cambron, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2007
  24. Management of Patient Flow, Pieter Debel, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2007
  25. Performance Measurement for Business Processes, Olejarski Darusz, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2006.
  26. Development of a Performance Reporting System using the Balanced Score Card (BSC) Approach for Miele Belgium, Estensoro Inaki & Luycks Wim, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2006
  27. Material Storage Planning in a Radial Neonatology Unit, Al Mokadem Reef & Artoos Thomas, Master in Industrial Management (MIM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2007
  28. Integrated Production and Maintenance Performance Modelling, Partearroyo Olaetxea, Xabier, Industrial Engineering Dept, University of Navara, Spain, (K.U.Leuven, Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen, centre for Industrial Management (CIB), 2007