Dr. Jean Bosco Byiringiro

dr-jean-bosco
Designation: Ag. Dean, School of Engineering   & Chairman Mechatronic Engineering
Contact:  +254-716150627
School/Institute: School of Engineering
Dept.: Mechatronic Department
Email: deanschoolofengineering@dkut.ac.ke
codmechatronics@dkut.ac.ke
jean.bosco@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Background

 Qualification  Institution  Year
Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, area of specialization is Micro/Nano Fabrication Yeungnam University, South Korea 2012
MSc. Mechatronic Engineering Jomo Kenya University of Agriculture and Technology,Kenya 2009
BSc. Electro-Mechanical Engineering Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda 2005
Professional Certificate of Secondary Education, Option Electro-Mechanical ETO-Muhima, Rwanda 2000

 Professional Qualifications

 Qualification  Institution  Year
Thematic Leader, MSc. Industrial Engineering and Management Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Kenya 2015
Senior Lecturer, Mechatronic Engineering Department, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT),Kenya 2015
Coordinator, MSc. In Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Engineering Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Kenya 2015
Lecturer, Mechatronic Engineering Department Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Kenya  2013
Assistant Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Rwanda 2009
Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Rwanda 2005

Areas of Expertise
1.    Fabrication of a photo-resist micro-mask on 3D freeform workpiece surface for micro-abrasive jet machining, Supported by Yeungnam University Research Grants in 2011, South Korea
2.    Process modeling of hybrid machining system consisted of electro discharge machining and end milling, Supported by Yeungnam University Research Grants in 2010, South Korea
3.    Design and simulation of a fuzzy logic based servo controller of a micro-electro discharge machining (EDM) system, Supported by DAAD Research Grants in 2009, Kenya
4.    Development of a novel small scale Francis turbine testing unit for laboratory experiments, Supported by KIST Research Grants in 2007, Rwanda
5.    Development of an infant formula for replacement of breast feeding from mother to child, Supported by Clinton Foundation Research Grants in 2006, Rwanda
6.    Study on electronic voltage regulator (PID) for replacement of mechanical voltage regulator at MUKUNGWA power plant, Supported by ELECTROGAZ Research Grants in 2003, Rwanda

Work Experience

Dedan Kimathi university of Technology (DeKUT)  A member of teaching staff 2013
Kigali Institute of Science and Technology
(KIST‐Rwanda)
A member of teaching staff 2005
Supervised / Co-supervised research/innovation project 2005

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Dean School of Engineering, Dedan Kimathi university of Technology (DeKUT) 2015
  • Chairman Mechatronic Engineering, Dedan Kimathi university of Technology (DeKUT) 2013

Social Responsibilities

– Co-founder and Chief Executive officer of MITek Professional Solutions, Kenya,(www.mechitek.com)  2015

Publications
i)    Books and Book Chapters
1.    Jean Bosco Byiringiro., “Tunable Fuzzy Logic Based Controller for Micro-EDM Servo System”, Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) ISBN: 978-3-8383-8160-2, AG & Co. KG (2010), Germany
2.     Jean Bosco Byiringiro, “SU-8 Micro-mask on 3D Freeform Surface of Brittle Materials for AJM: Optimal Conditions of SU-8 Mask for Micro-Abrasive Jet Machining of 3D Freeform Brittle Materials” Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) ISBN: 978-3-659-40727-7, AG & Co. KG (2013), Germany
ii)    Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
1.    Byiringiro J.B., Kagundo R., Kangiri S.M, Mukhlis S. Development of interface for control of the postgraduate students workload in terms of ECTS credits, International  Journal of Electro_Mechanics & Automation, Vol.1, pp.1-15, 2016
2.    Byiringiro J.B, Kim M.Y., Ko T.J., “Process modeling of hybrid machining system consisted of electro discharge machining and end milling”, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology, 61 (2012) 1247-1254
3.    Byiringiro J.B, Ko T.J, Kim H.C, Lee I.H., “Optimal Conditions of SU-8 Mask for Micro-Abrasive Jet Machining of 3-D Freeform Brittle Materials”, International journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (14), No. 11 (2013) 1989-1996

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
1.    Byiringiro J. B., Juma D.W., Keraita J.N., Micro-Stereolithography process for fabrication of mask onto a 3D freeform workpiece, 2013 Kenya Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference (KSEEE-2013)
2.    Byiringiro J.B., Ko T.J., Kim H.C., Lee I.H., “ Fabrication of the photo-resist mask onto 3D nonplanar wafer for micro-abrasive jet machining”, Proceedings of the 2012 Mechanical Engineering Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation, ISSN 2079-6226, 4 (2012) 155-161, Kenya
3.    Byiringiro J.B., Ko T.J., Kim H.C., Lee I.H., “ Fabrication of the rapid mask onto 3D non-planar wafer for micro-abrasive jet machining”, Proceedings of Korean Society for Precision Engineering, KSPE ISSN:2005-8446 (2012) 535-536, South Korea
4.    Byiringiro J.B., Kim M.Y., Ko T.J., “Recent development in the hybrid machining process: EDM together with milling on Steel alloys”, Proceedings of the 3rd International and 24th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference, AIMTDR (2010) 441-446, India
5.    Byiringiro J.B., Kim M.Y., Ko T.J., “Experimental investigation of machining parameters for hybrid machining process”, The 7th International Workshop on Micro-Factories, IWMF (2010) 225- 230, South Korea
6.    Byiringiro J.B., Ikua B.W., Nyakoe G.N., “Fuzzy logic based controller for Micro-electro discharge machining servo systems”, IEEE Africon 1-2 (2009) 175-180, Kenya

Awards, Scholarships  and Recognitions
National robot contest first position in the technical Institutions Category , Nairobi Kenya

Other Academic and Professional Achievements

  • Editor-in-Chief of the International  Journal of Electro_Mechanics & Automation (www.ijema.com), 2015

Research
a)Ongoing/Completed Researches

  • Development of interactive CCTV system
  • Upgrading of DeKUT Hydro Turbine
  • Development of local 3D printer
  • Development of digital governor for hydro-turbine

b) Research funding: (Indicate the Source, Amount  & Year)

  • Development of Rapid Prototyping Laboratory,  KShs.1,000,000 ….2016
  • Development of SIEMENS Training Center in Kenya, KShs.3,000,000……2016

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination (Start with the most current, completed and then ongoing)
i)    Doctorate

  •  2  PhD Thesis

ii)    Masters

  • 6 Masters

Research Interests

  • Development of Base and Core Technologies for Nano/Micro-Based Ultra Precision
  • Hybrid Machining Systems
  • Development of an Economic Fabrication Technique of a 3D Rapid Micro-Mask Based on Micro-Stereolithography for Micro-Abrasive Jet Machining

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in Kenya (Engineering Board of Kenya-EBK), 2015
  • Registered Professional Electro-Mechanical Engineer in Rwanda (Institute of Engineers Rwanda), 2014

Any other talent that could contribute to the University agenda
Sports person

  • Team leader of Fitness