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

Research Interests:

1. Management Science Models: Linear Programming (LP Models); Assignment Models,Deterministic & Stochastic Models; Management Accounting Models (Activity Based Costing)
2. Productivity Improvement.
3. Maintance and maintenance optimization.
4. Safety, maintenance and energy.

Academic Qualification

Qualification Institution Year
PHD (Mechanical Engineering) 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 History

1.Jan 2018 – Present  Director, Institutional Advancement, DeKUT

Duties

  • Pioneer Director of Institutional Advancement office
    • Leading the University in all Initiatives of Resource Mobilization & fund Raising
  • Developing Strategies for Resource Mobilization for Development of University Priority Projects.
    • Participated in Development of University Resource Development Plan (RDP)
    • Identified Key areas for Resource Mobilization
    • Leading in the Implementation for RDP
  • Providing Leadership in Development of Strategies for Fund raising through Proposal Writing

2. 2011 – 2017 – Director, Nairobi CBD centre, DeKUT

  • Founding Director of the Nairobi Campus
  • Lead the Campus Space identification team for Nairobi Campus location
  • Over-saw Establishment & Growth of the Campus
  • Developed the structures and implementation of all Management aspects of Nairobi Campus:
    • Lead the team in charge of Layout Design & Construction of the Campus Facilities
    • Introduction & Operationalized niche programs in the Campus
    • Developed a Sustainable Financial Management Plan for the Campus through
    • Developed the Campus Financial Resources Optimization Models.

3. 2014 – Present Associate Professor – Mechanical Engineering

  • Founder & Program Coordinator in M. Sc. Industrial Engineering
    • The program is on-going with a total of 35 students currently in different stages. Students are Mostly from Industry & Technical Training Institutes (TTI), University Colleges & Universities.
  • Thematic Leader in Industrial Engineering
    • Anchor Lecturer in Industrial Engineering specializations in Bachelors, Masters & PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • Anchor Lecturer & Research Supervisor in Masters in Mechanical Engineering
  • Coordinator of DeKUT and Technical University of Applied Sciences-TH Wildau, Germany collaboration and Double Degree Master Program in Mechanical Engineering and Staff-students exchange program with TH-Wildau.
    • 12 students exchanges from DeKUT to Germany
    • 10 Staff exchanges from DeKUT to Germany
    • 8 Staff exchanges from Germany to DeKUT
    • 6 students exchanges from Germany to DeKUT
  • Masters Students Research Proposal development & Supervision
    •  12 Masters Students have Graduated
    • 12 Students have Submitted Thesis for Examination
    • 6 M.Sc. Thesis in Completion stage
    • 6 M.Sc. Thesis on-going
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering student supervision
    • One Phd student in Belgium (co-supervising with Prof. Pintelon, University of Leuven)
    • 2 PhD students in DeKUT program
  • Development of the Masters Curriculum in Biomedical Engineering  (Under VLIR –Belgium Project)
  • Developing concepts and leading teams in funding Proposal Writing for Engineering oriented programs
    • Team Leader in the AfDB Capacity Building Proposal in Masters in Engineering Training (60 Scholarships Funding Awarded to DeKUT Worth KSh. 120 Million).
    • Training Proposals written and submitted to Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) for Capacity building of Engineers in Professional Capacity Development (PCD) program.
    • Principle Investigator in VLIR Belgium funded Project (75,000Euro) on “The Capacity Enhancement For Teaching Research Extension For Management Of Critical Medical Devices At Public Hospitals In Kenya”. The Project was implemented with a multi-disciplinary team from School of Engineering & Health Sciences
    • Lead Teams in Proposal Writing for GREEN Energy
      • UNESCO Chair in Wind Energy Technology (Submitted April, 2018)
      • NRF Infrastructure funding Proposal for Wind Energy Lab
      • Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Proposal for GREEN Energy Generation
  • Development of Short courses for Training and capacity development of Engineers in the Industries
    • 10 short Courses developed and Training conducted for  KenGen Engineers
    • Developed a Certification Program for Design & Manufacturing of Moulds & Dies
    • Developed Short courses in capacity building of Engineers in Industry and Presented at Isuzu East Africa & Ministry of Infrastructure

4. 2016 – Present Visiting Professor, U niversity of Leuven, Belgium

  • Joint Grant Proposal Writing
    • Capacity Enhancement for Teaching, Research & Extension For Management Of Critical Medical Devices At Public Hospitals In Kenya, Submitted to Flemish Interuniversity Council Funding (VLIR), Belgium; Won Grants of  75,000 Euros for 2016 – 2017 (2Years)
    • PhD Scholar at University of Leuven (Mechanical Engineering), Belgium – IRO-Belgium PHD Scholarship; 2016-2020 (4Yrs) – Won Grants of  100,000Euros
  • Joint Research & Publications
    • Joint PhD Supervision of 2 Students
    • Joint Supervision of 4 Master Thesis
    • Publications of more than 10 Papers in International Journals
  • Giving Lectures as a visiting Professor
    • Lecture in Selected Areas of Industrial Engineering

5 . 2015 – Present Visiting Professor, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin, Germany

  • Leading DeKUT Team in Joint Grant Proposal Writing & Project Implementation
    • Lead in a successful Proposal in “Bridging the Gap through intercultural Engineering Transposition (BridG-iT) Project)” –Funded 90,000 Euros by DAAD, Germany. 2014-2017 (4 Years)
  • Leading DeKUT Coordinator of Exchange Program Between DeKUT & TH –Wildau
    • 3 DeKUT PhD Trained
    • 12 DeKUT  Masters students exchanges
    • 2 Lecturers exchanges
    • 8 Professors Exchanges from DeKUT and from Germany
  • Coordination of Double Degree Program in M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Between DeKUT and TH-Wildau
    • 6 M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Students Benefited from the Exchange program
  • Coordination of Industrial Experiences in both Kenya & Germany for Staff and Students
    • 4 Industrial Visits Conducted in Kenya
    • 4 Industrial Visits Conducted in Germany                      

6. Nov 2010 – Sept 2014 Senior Lecturer School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Dept, DeKUT

  • Coordinated development of M.Sc. Industrial Engineering Curriculum
  • Coordinated development of M.Sc. Geothermal Energy Technology Curriculum
  • Program Coordinator & Anchor Lecturer in M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • Coordinated collaboration between DeKUT and local Industries
    • Kenya Energy Generating Company (KENGEN)
    • Geothermal Development Company (GDC)
    • General Motors
    • Numerical Machining Complex (NMC) among
  • Coordinated collaboration between DeKUT International Universities
    • University of Leuven, Belgium,
    • Technical University of Applied Sciences (TH Wildau), Germany,
    • Saarland University, Germany,
  • Participated in the Development of University Policies
    • Research Policy
    • Intellectual Property Rights Policy
    • University Strategic Plan
  • Chaired numerous University Committees.
    • Various Engineering Equipment Procurement Committees
    • Various Proposal Writing Committees
  • Various Joint Management Committees (JMC) for Collaboration with Industry

7. Jan 2010 – Oct 2010 – BASF Chemical Plant –Antwerp, Belgium (Post-Doctoral Research)

  • Industrial Research Project: Manufacturing Asset Performance Evaluation at BASF Antwerp-Chemical Company
  • Research Areas: Production & Operations Mgt, Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, Performance Modelling, Optimization & Improvement.

8. Dec 2005 – 2010   Research & Teaching AssistantCentre for Industrial Mgt, Mechanical Engineering Dept, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

  • Teaching & Research support for Bachelors and Master students
  • Courses Taught: Facilities planning, Engineering economy, Decision Science, Maintenance Engineering and Management seminars.
  • Supervision of 8 Master’s Thesis (Two per academic year).
  • Coordinating Seminars for Masters students.

9. 2008 – 2010  Lecturer, GroepT University College, Leuven, Belgium

  • Courses Taught: Facilities Design & Layout, Operations Management, Project Management, Production Planning
  • Research Project Supervision

10. Feb 2002 – March 2004  Maintenance, Projects & Compliance Engineer and Assistant Manager – Maintenance Department KENAP (Export Processing Zone) EPZ LTD, Athi River, Kenya         

  • Corrective & Preventive Maintenance of plant Machinery  (Boilers, Generators, Compressors, Pumps and Textile Machinery)  & Job Allocation / Supervision
  • Projects Management & Compliance Management (Environment, health & Safety) .

RESEARCH GRANTS WON

1. Development of Entrepreneurial Universities in Kenya (DePUK Project), DAAD, Germany; June 2018 -2021 (3.5 Years) – 600,000 Euros (In collaboration with Saarland University, Germany)
  • Concept Developed due to Low Employment rates of Graduates in Kenya
  • Projected Aimed at Training Staff & Students in Labour Market Orientations and Creations of Own Enterprises
  • Project Aimed to Boost the Operationalization of DeKUT Science & Technology Park (STP) by developing Capacity of DeKUT Entrepreneurs to Sep-Up Enterprises in STP
2. Capacity Enhancement for Teaching, Research & Extension For Management Of Critical Medical Devices At Public Hospitals In Kenya, Flemish Interuniversity Council Funding (VLIR), Belgium; 2016 – 2017 (2Years) – 75,000 Euros (In collaboration with University of Leuven):
  • Concept Developed due to Minimal Training in Biomedical Engineering and Lack of Capacity to Manage & Maintain Critical Medical Devices
  • Key Project Achievements:
  • Developed Post Graduate Computer Lab (20 Stations – N Computing) with Projectors
  • Developed an E- Learning Computer Lab (40 Work stations)
  • Supported 3 Masters Research (M. Sc. Industrial Engineering)
  • 4 Professors visits to University of Leuven & 2 Professors visit to DeKUT 
  • 2 Capacity Building Workshops for Medical Professionals
  • Supported Development of BioMedical Engineering Program
  • 3. Funding for Capacity development in PhD Mechanical Engineering Program; African Development Bank (AfDB); 2014-2018 (4Years) – KSh. 15 Million
    • Concept Developed to Lack of PhD holders in Engineering Fields, who are needed to drive the Agenda of the University of Technology
    • 10 Scholarships Awarded from the Grant for PHD Mechanical Engineering

    4. Funding for Capacity development in Geothermal Energy Technology Program; Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen); 2014-2016 (2Years) with 10 Scholarships in the Program– KSh. 12 Million

    • Proposal Developed due to Lack of local Training in Geothermal Technology, while Geothermal has become the Key Energy Source for the Country
      • 10 Scholarships Awarded from the Grant
    5.      PhD Scholar at University of Leuven (Mechanical Engineering), Belgium– IRO-Belgium PHD Scholarship; 2016-2020 (4Yrs) – 100,000Euros
    • Proposal Initiated to Develop Capacity in DeKUT for PhD Holders in Mechanical Engineering, using the IRO, Belgium Scholarship Call
    6.      Funding for Capacity development in Engineering programs (M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, M.Sc. Automation & Manufacturing & M.Sc. in Geothermal Energy Technology Programs); African Development Bank (AfDB); 2014-2018 (4Years) – KSh. 120 Million
    • Concept Developed due to Lack of Capacity of Teaching Staff in Universities, University Colleges and Technical Training Institutes
    • The Proposal Supported 60 Master Scholarships in 3 Different Programs
    7.      Bridging the Gap through intercultural Engineering Transposition (BridG-iT) Project –DAAD, Germany. 2014-2017 (4 Years) – 90,000 Euros (in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences-Wildau, Berlin).
    • Projected Proposed as an Avenue for Knowledge & Technology Transfer from Germany to Kenya
    • Key Project Achievements
    • 3 DeKUT PhD Trained
    • 12 DeKUT  Masters students exchanges
    • 2 Lecturers exchanges
    • 8 Professors Exchanges from DeKUT and from Germany
    • PhD Scholar at University of Leuven (Mechanical Engineering), Belgium– IRO-Belgium PHD Scholarship; 2012-2016 (4Yrs) – 100,000Euros
    • Proposal Initiated to Develop Capacity in DeKUT for PhD Holders in Mechanical Engineering, using the IRO, Belgium Scholarship Call
    1. PhD Scholar at University of Leuven (Mechanical Engineering), Belgium– IRO-Belgium PHD Scholarship; 2012-2016 (4Yrs) – 100,000Euros
    2. Proposal Initiated to Develop Capacity in DeKUT for PhD Holders in Mechanical Engineering, using the IRO, Belgium Scholarship Call

    FUNDING PROPOSALS SUBMITTED & ON-GOING

    1. Development of Trauma Centre for Orthopaedic Injuries. (In Collaboration with North Carolina State University) Rock Feller Foundation, (on-going)
    2. Concept Aimed at Providing Local Solutions to Orthopaedic Traumas in the Country
    3. The Project will Provide a Platform for Development of Biomedical Engineering Solutions to the Country, through Multi-disciplinary Approach of Engineers and Medical Doctors.
    4. Design & Manufacturing of Mould, Dies & Machine Tools. (In collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure), (on-going)
    5. Proposal Developed to Develop Capacity for Manufacturing Value Addition in the Country
    1. GREEN University Proposal,  UN (on-going)
    2. Environmental Mainstreaming Proposal, UN (on-going)
    3. Gender Mainstreaming Proposal
    4. Proposal for Industrial Training at Isuzu East Africa. (on-going)
    5. Proposal for Industrial Training at Ministry of Infrastructure (on-going)
    6. UNESO CHAIR in Wind Energy Technology (April, 2018)– UNESCO (Sh. 94 Million)
    7. Capacity Enhancement for Teaching, Research & Extension For Management Of Biomedical Medical Devices At Public Hospitals In Kenya (Phase 2), Flemish Interuniversity Council Funding (VLIR), Belgium; May, 2018
    8. Infrastructure Support for Wind Energy Technology Laboratory (2016) – National Research Fund (NRF), (Sh. 96 Million)
    9. Proposal for GREEN Energy Institute (Research, Education & Energy Generation), Ministry of Energy (July 2017)
    10. UNESO CHAIR in GREEN Energy Technology (April, 2017)– UNESCO (Sh. 94 Million)
    11. Proposal for Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) in GREEN Energy Technology (Geothermal & Wind Energy), 2015– World Bank (2016), (Sh. 1.2 Billion)
    12. Public Private Partnership (PPP) Proposal on GREEN Energy Generation, Submitted to Ministry of Finance (2016)
    13. This is a Major Proposal that Aims to make DeKUT a Green Energy Generator (Wind & Solar Energy), while developing Training & Research in the Field using the installed Systems
    14. There are Major Wind Energy Projects taking Place in the Country, yet there is no Capacity Development of Staff to Design, Manufacture, Run and Maintain the Systems

    OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS THE UNIVERSITY (DEKUT)

    Policies Developed in Selected Committees

    1. University Strategic Plan
    2. University Research Policy
    3. University Intellectual Property Rights Policy
    4. Resource Development Plan
    5. Break-Even Model for Campuses
    6. Part-time Teaching Costing Model

    Curriculums Developed & Implemented (in Selected Committees)

    1. Master in Industrial Engineering & Management (2011)
    2. Masters in Geothermal Energy Technology (2012)
    3. Post Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology (2012)
    4. Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Double Degree with University of Applied Sciences, Wildau) (2016)
    5. PhD Mechanical Engineering (2016)
    6. Masters in Biomedical Engineering  (2018)
    7. Review of Bachelors Curriculum
    8. Certification Program on Design & Manufacturing of Moulds & Dies

    Collaborations Initiated & Coordinated (in Selected Committees)

    1. Kenya Energy Generation Company (KenGen)
    2. Geothermal Development Company (GDC)
    3. Numerical Machining Complex (NMC)
    4. General Motors (Isuzu East Africa)
    5. East African Port Ltd
    6. Sony Sugar Company Ltd
    7. Savannah Cement Ltd

    International Collaborations initiated & C0ordinated

    1. University of Leuven, Belgium
    2. Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau, Germany
    3. Open University, Heerlen, Netherlands
    4. Saarland University, Germany
    5. Obuda University, Hungary
    6. North Carolina State University, USA
    7. University of Houston, Victoria, TX, USA
    8. Wright State University, Ohio, USA
    9. University of William Paterson, NJ, USA

    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

    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.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
    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. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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.

    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)

    Papers in Proceedings of International Conferences (With Presentation)

    1. 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.
    2. 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)
    3. 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)
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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
    11. Muchiri, P, Pintelon, (2011) “Modelling Maintenance Effects on Manufacturing Equipment Performance: Results from Industrial Case study” Sustainable Research and Innovation Proceedings, Vol 3, 2011
    12. Muchiri P.N., “Maintenance Performance Measurement Survey in Belgian Industries”. 4Th Annual International Maintenance Excellence Conference, Toronto, Canada, 22-24th October, 2008
    13. 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.
    14. Muchiri P.N., “Maintenance Function Performance Measurement”, 5Th Annual World Class Maintenance for Chemicals and Petrochemical Conference, Berlin, Germany, 17-18th January 2008
    15. Muchiri, P.N, “Performance Measurement of Manufacturing Assets” Asset Management Seminar, Vlissingen, Netherlands, 13th November, 2008.
    16. 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.
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