The Department of Energy Engineering
Head of Department
The department of Energy Engineering is the youngest of the six departments in the School of Engineering, having been established in 2017.
The department was created out of a strong need for a centre to coordinate all the on-going energy engineering graduate programs in the School of Engineering, in order to enhance efficiency and competence in service delivery. The department is further expected to develop new graduate programs for specialized training and advanced research in energy engineering to address the needs gap in new and emerging energy technologies, energy optimization and management, energy economics, energy policy and law, energy materials, energy mining, energy exploration, energy safety and health as well as environmental aspects of energy.
The department has a strong commitment to research and academic scholarship and encourages academic staff and graduate students to collaborate with industry partners in the field of energy to develop unique solutions to energy problems facing Kenya and the world in general. This has resulted in a synergistically stronger industry based research partnership.
To become a leader in research, productivity, innovations and income generation through provision of world class teaching, research and consultancy services in energy engineering.
To promote teaching, research and consultancy activities in energy engineering and create collaborations with partners in the energy sector.
- To train post-graduate research students for careers in energy engineering
- To foster collaborative research in energy engineering and technology
- To facilitate the development of key research thematic areas in energy engineering
- To provide knowledge-based solutions to societal challenges in the energy field.
The staff in the department comprise Professors, lecturers and technicians with expertise in energy engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering as well as Agricultural Engineering.
PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
The common facilities, equipment and laboratories available in the School of Engineering and other Schools like Biological & Physical Sciences, Agriculture and Business are utilized in teaching are research Also laboratories at collaborating research institutions like KIRDI and KEBS are utilized where necessary.
COLLABORATIONS AND LINKAGES
The department of Energy Engineering has collaborations in the field of energy with the following institutions:
- Vaal University of Technology,
- Kenya Nuclear Energy Board (KNEB),
Negotiations are ongoing for collaboration with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum on training and capacity building.