Specific Study Opportunities and Contact Persons

Institution   Degree seeking Credit-seeking mobility  Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical (Design & Production Engineering) Mechanical (Industrial Engineering) Mechanical (Industrial & Production Engineering) Mechanical (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering) Admission requirements Contact local academic coordinator
Botswana International University of Science & Technology, (BIUST), Botswana Master           Provide link to website olakanmie@biust.ac.bw
Doctorate           Provide link to website
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, (FUPRE), Nigeria. Master             https://pg.fupre.edu.ng/panel/ otanocha.omonigho@fupre.edu.ng
Doctorate             https://pg.fupre.edu.ng/panel/
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Kenya Master             http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/mechanical/msc-mechanical-engineering/ hndiritu@eng.jkuat.ac.ke
Doctorate             http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/mechanical/phd-mechanical-engineering/
Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa. Master           https://ie.sun.ac.za/prospective-postgraduates


Doctorate           https://ie.sun.ac.za/prospective-postgraduates


Specific Research Opportunities and Contact Persons

No. Partner Academic programmes Teaching/research expertise Research Facilities Research focus Contact local academic coordinator
1. BIUST Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Laser cladding (LC); Machine design; selective laser sintering/melting (SLS/SLM), laser assisted cold spray (LACS), materials science/engineering, powder atomisation, advanced materials characterisation,  Multicam 2000 series laser cutting machine, Plasma cutting machine, Flexible manufacturing cell; Advanced Materials Characterisation Facilities Laser cutting, cladding; laser welding (LW), SLS/SLM, LACS, Design & fabrication of metal powder atomiser, Powder atomisation, Modelling & Simulation of LbM processes olakanmie@biust.ac.bw
2. FUPRE Mechanical Engineering Modelling of manufacturing processes   Laser cladding, laser cutting, laser welding, SLS/SLM otanocha.omonigho@fupre.edu.ng
3. JKUAT Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in
(i) Industrial Engineering
(ii) Design & Production Engineering
 Additive and subtractive machining expertise, profile milling, laser cutting and printing, 3 D printing  Electro-discharge Machining, CNC Milling machine, Laser Printer/ Cutter, 3 D printer. [CB Milling  Laser Cutting and laser welding, Modeling and simulation, CNC Manufacturing through CAD and CAM, Computer aided engineering for manufacture, CO2 laser simulation and development hndiritu@eng.jkuat.ac.ke
4 SU Industrial Engineering&
Engineering Management
Advanced Manufacturing; Laser beam melting, Economics and management of LbM business enterprise;  Full scale advanced manufacturing including elective laser melting/high speed machining;  Material characterisation;
modelling and simulation of LbM processes; process economics resource efficiency of process chains 
5 UNIBO Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Laser based manufacturing: welding, cutting, surface treatments, cladding, marking and engraving.
Additive and subtractive technologies: machine tools and powder-bed based 3D printing.
7-axes robotic cell, nLight 3 kW fiber laser source for cutting and welding, Laserline 3 kW diode laser source for cladding and surface hardening, IPG 300-2000 Q-CW fiber laser source for cutting and welding, IPG 20 W Q-Switched fiber laser source for marking and engraving, material characterization facilities. Laser welding and cutting of difficult and high-reflectivity materials, laser welding of dissimilar materials, laser surface hardening, laser cladding and repairing, powder-bed additive manufacturing, laser processing of thin films metal and polymer). alessandro.fortunato@unibo.it


  Masters PhD Contact person
Botswana International University of Science & Technology, (BIUST), Botswana 1. Online monitoring laser cladding of titanium aluminide alloys

2. Corrosion resistance and high temperature oxidation response of super-alloy composites

3. Development of new anti-wear materials for mitigating degradation of mining equipment

4. Fabrication and characterisation of functionally graded coatings for high temperature operating environments

1. Simulation & modelling of microstructural evolution and wear resistance of high entropy alloys

2. Simulation and modelling of microstructure and elevated temperature oxidation resistance in functionally graded coatings

3. Simulation and modelling of microstructure and mechanical properties of laser welded dissimilar materials

4. Online monitoring laser metal deposition of functionally graded materials

Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, (FUPRE), Nigeria. 1. Selective Laser Melting for E-waste Recovery
2. Safety Aspects of Introduction of Laser Enabled Manufacturing in Nigeria
3. Metal Powders from Solid Minerals in Nigeria, for Laser Enabled Manufacture
1. Laser Enabled Remanufacture of Mining and Oil & Gas Tooling Equipment
2. Laser Manufacture Strategies for High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) Components
3. Laser Induced Plasma for Industrial Grade Incinerator
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 1. In-process monitoring of laser additive manufacturing for aluminium based alloys
2. Process improvement of laser deposition
3. Parametric optimization for laser based welding of titanium based alloys

4. Functionally graded materials development 
5. Thermal and structural analysis using FEM/DEM

1. Design optimization of bio-inspired structures using selective laser melting for biomedical applications

2. Shape deformation analysis of additive manufacturing of shape memory materials

3. Optimization of laser additive manufacture of titanium based alloys

4. Lower laser power applications in nanotechnology and nanomeasurement.

Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa. Not available in this call Not available in this call natashasacks@sun.ac.za