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CURRICULUM VITAE, JUNE 2013

Name:

Odera, Bernard Okich, PhD

Nationality:

Kenyan

Marital Status:

Married

Address:

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nairobi, P.O. 30197- 00100, Nairobi.

Email:

bodera2010@gmail.com,

bodera@uonbi.ac.ke

Cell Phone No:

+254 (0)722 443461

Academic Qualifications B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Nairobi, 1980. M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Lagos, 1985. PhD (Metallurgical Engineering), University of the Witwatersrand, 2013.

Membership of Professional Bodies

1. Member of the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya

2. Member of Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

3. Member of Materials Science International Team (MSIT) based in

Stuttgart, Germany. MSIT is housed by Max Planck Institute, Materials Research, Germany.

Employment History:

June 2013 – Present, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nairobi Aug. 1987 – June 2013, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nairobi. June 1986 – Aug. 1987, Project Engineer, Ministry of Water Development Jan. 1982 – June 1986, Operation and Maintenance Engineer, Ministry of Water Development Oct. 1980 – Dec. 1981, Workshop Engineer, Ideal Casements (E.A.) Ltd.

Teaching Some of the courses I have offered at various times during my academic carrier to undergraduate students include: Materials Science, Metallurgy, Materials Processing, Machine Tool Design, Theory of Production Processes, Manufacturing Processes, Workshop Technology and Practice, Metrology, Production Technology. At postgraduate level, I have offered Work System Design and Measurement, Production Planning,

Scheduling and Control, Quality Control and Reliability, Maintenance Management and Project Management.

M.Sc. Research Project Supervision

I have supervised a number of M.Sc. and undergraduate final year

projects. Some of the M.Sc. projects I have supervised to completion are:

Sustainable management of micro hydropower systems for rural electrification: The case of Mt. Kenya Water Catchment Area”. R. Akaki, M.Sc. (Energy Management), University of Nairobi, 2009.

“Investigation of the effect of modifiers and heat treatment on fatigue and some mechanical properties of recycled aluminium-silicon castings”. K. Njuguna, M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2007.

“Studies of aluminium alloy scrap used in Kenyan foundries and mechanical properties of some of the cast products with special emphasis on engine block and gearbox housing”. T. O. Mbuya, M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Nairobi, 2003.

“Influence of some casting process parameters on mechanical properties and microstructure of Gravity Die-Cast Iron”. M. O. Onyuna, M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Nairobi,

1995.

Curriculum Development

I have participated in curriculum development as follows:

Development of undergraduate curriculum for Production and Industrial Engineering courses during the change to 8-4-4 system of education

Development of M.Sc. Industrial Engineering curriculum

Development of M.Sc. Energy Management curriculum

Departmental Administrative Duties

Acting chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jan. – March 1994.

Secretary to Department meetings

Course tutor

Coordinator of Industrial and Production Engineering courses

Coordinator Practical (Fourth) Term for 3 rd Year students

Industrial attachment for students

Department seminars

Special Skills

Scanning electron microscopy with the backscattered electron and secondary electron modes as well as with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy

X-ray diffraction with emphasis on crystallographic work and phase identification

Micro-hardness testing

Short Courses Attended

Training workshop on X-ray Diffraction held between 26 – 30 July, 2010 at the University of the Witwatersrand

Training workshop on Scanning Electron Microscopy held between 22 – 26 February 2010 at the Microscopy Unit, University of Botswana

Training workshop on High Resolution- Transmission Electron Microscopy (HR-TEM) Summer School held between 17 – 20 November 2009 at the University of the Witwatersrand

International Training Programme on Advanced Manufacturing Technology held at UNIDO-ICAMT, Bangalore (India), May, 2005

International Training Programme on Manufacturing of Machine Tools and Farm Equipment including Foundry Technology and Energy Efficiency held at Institute for Machine Tools Technology, Batala (India), April/May 2005

Quality Control of Sand Castings at Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Cairo, Egypt, Nov/Dec. 1993

Consultancy Work I have done extensive consulting work in:

Machine design, fabrication and installation

Factory, equipment and machine valuation

Failure analysis, fault diagnosis and industrial accident investigation

Recent Journal Publications and Proceedings of Conferences

1. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, M.J. Papo and G.O. Rading: Electrolytic etching of platinum-aluminium based alloys. Platinum Metals Rev., 56(4) 2012 pp 257-261. E-ISSN 1471-0676.

2. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, M.B. Shongwe, G.O. Rading, M.J. Papo:

As-cast and heat-treated alloys of the Pt-Al-V system at the Pt-rich corner. The Journal of Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), vol. 7A, 2012 pp 505-515. ISBN ISSN 0038-

223X

3. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, M.J. Papo and G.O. Rading:

Microstructural investigation of some as-cast alloys of the Pt-Cr-V system. Proceedings of the Ferrous and Base Metals Development Network Conference, Magaliesburg, South Africa, October 15-17, 2012, pp 291-308. ISBN 978-1-920410-33-9.

4. L.A. Cornish, M.B. Shongwe, B. Odera, J.K. Odusote, M.J. Witcomb, L.H. Chown, G.O. Rading, M.J. Papo: Update on the development of platinum-based alloys for potential high-temperature applications. Proceedings of Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Platinum 2012 Conference, Sun City, South Africa, September 18 th – 21 st , 2012 pp 905-923.

5. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, G.O. Rading, M.J. Papo: Solidification projection of the Pt-Al-V system at the Pt-rich corner. Proceedings of the Microscopic Society of Southern Africa Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, December 5 th -9 th , Vol. 41, p 72, 2011, ISSN 0250- 0418: ISBN 0-620-35056-3.

6. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, M.B. Shongwe, G.O. Rading, M.J. Papo:

A study of some as-cast and heat treated alloys of the Pt-Al-V system at the Pt-rich corner. Proceedings of the ZrTa New Metals Development Network Conference at Mount Grace Country House and Spa, Magaliesburg. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Advanced Metals Initiative, 12 th -14 th October 2011, p 46 (Abstract book), ISBN 978-1-920410-23-0.

7. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, R. Suss, G.O. Rading: A study of as-cast alloys of the Pt-Cr-V system. Proceedings of the Microscopic Society of Southern Africa Conference held at Warmbaths Forever Resorts, South Africa, October 26 th -29 th , Vol 40, p 52, 2010, ISSN 0250- 0418: ISBN 0-620-35056-3.

8. M.B. Shongwe, B. Odera, S. Samal, A.M. Ukpong, A. Watson, R. Suss, L.H. Chown, G.O. Rading and L.A. Cornish: Assesment of microstructures in the development of Pt-based superalloys. Proceedings of the Light Metals Conference 2010, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Advanced Metals Initiative, October 27 th -29 th , 2010, p 184, In CD, ISBN 978-1-

920410-23-0.

9. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, R. Suss, G.O. Rading’, F.P.L. Kavishe:

Investigation of selected quinary alloys based on an optimum alloy of the Pt-Al-Cr-Ru system. Proceedings of AMSEN workshop, Windhoek, Namibia, January 27 th -29 th , p 29, 2010.

10. T.O. Mbuya, B.O. Odera, S.P. Ng’ang’a, M.F. Oduori and G.O. Rading: Effective Recycling of Cast Aluminium Alloys for Small Foundries. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology, vol. 12 (2), 2010, pp 162-181. ISSN 1561-7645.

11. B.O. Odera, L.A. Cornish, R. Suss, G.O. Rading’: A study of phases in as-cast alloys from the Pt-Al-V system at the Pt-rich corner. Proceedings of Microscopic Society of Southern Africa Conference at University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, December 8- 11, Vol. 39, p 61, 2009, ISSN 0250-0418: ISBN 0-620-35056-3.

12. T. O. Mbuya, B. O. Odera, S. P. Nganga, M.F. Oduori: Effect of some casting parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of recycled aluminium castings of various automobile

components. Kenya Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 3, No.1, 2007, p 29.

13. T. O. Mbuya, B. O. Odera, S. P. Nganga: Influence of iron on castability and properties of cast aluminium-silicon alloys. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, Vol. 16, Part 5, 2003, pp 451 – 465.