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Professor Esther Akinlabi

Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor

Esther Akinlabi

Professor Esther Akinlabi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, currently serving as the Deputy Faculty Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. In her most recent role, she served as the Director of PAULESI, Ibadan, Nigeria. Prior to joining PAULESI, she had a decade of meritorious service at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, UJ. At UJ, she served as the HOD of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science and as Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning for FEBE. Her research interests are in modern and advance manufacturing processes which include Friction Stir Welding and Additive Manufacturing. She has filed two patents, edited four books, co-authored seven books, and authored/co-authored many peer reviewed publications.

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  • Advancing Steel Component Repair by Investigating the Surface Properties of Mild Steel Plates Coated with Alumina Using Metal Inert Gas Welding, Mwema, F., Shagwira, H., Jen, T., Wambua, J., Bodunrin, M., Akinlabi, E. 28 Jun 2024, In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • A multiscale finite element modeling for predicting the surface integrity induced by thermo-mechanical loads during high-speed milling of Ti-6Al-4V, Ullah, I., Akinlabi, E., Songmene, V., Kouam, J., Sadeghifar, M. 18 Jun 2024, In: CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology
  • An overview of biochar production techniques and application in iron and steel industries, Ibitoye, S., Loha, C., Mahamood, R., Jen, T., Alam, M., Sarkar, I., Das, P., Akinlabi, E. 3 Jul 2024, In: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
  • A predictive modelling strategy for warpage and shrinkage defects in plastic injection molding using fuzzy logic and pattern search optimization, Otieno, S., Wambua, J., Mwema, F., Mharakurwa, E., Jen, T., Akinlabi, E. 9 Mar 2024, In: Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Assessing the determinants of participation in the circular plastic economy by Nigerian students, Okoya, S., Oyinlola, M., Ajala, O., Kolade, O., Adefila, A., Akinlabi, E. 6 Jun 2024, In: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Circular Economy Based Model for End-of-Life Tire Management in Emerging Economies, Ishola, F., Dunmade, I., Joseph, O., Okeniyi, J., Akinlabi, E. 7 Feb 2024, Sustainable Engineering, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Corrosion Control and its Application in Marine Environment - A Review, Lawal, S., Afolalu, S., Jen, T., Akinlabi, E. 15 Feb 2024, In: Solid State Phenomena
  • Decarbonized automotive fuel: Liquefied petroleum gas biosynthesis, benefits and drawbacks, Ajuka, L., Kazeem, R., Kuti, O., Jen, T., Afolalu, A., Akinlabi, E. 1 Mar 2024, In: Results in Engineering
  • Effect of tool traverse speed on high strength structural AA6092/17.5 SiCp-T6 AMC friction stir welding, Acharya, U., Banik, A., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S., Akinlabi, E., Roy, B. 1 Mar 2024, In: Materials Today Communications
  • Effect of Turning Parameters on Cutting Forces, Maximum Principal Stress, and Maximum Interfacial Temperature on Medium Carbon AISI 1045 Steel: Simulation and Comparative Studies, Wambua, J., Zoppi, G., Woo, W., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S., Bodunrin, M., Akinlabi, E. 21 Jun 2024, In: Macromolecular Symposia

  • Arize Igwe Fatigue Performance Characterization of Ti6Al4V Manufactured via Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Job Wambua Development of Optimally Engineered Self-Lubricating Thin Coatings for Cutting Tools of Titanium Start Date: 01/03/2023

  • Law PGDL December 01 2018
  • Mechanical Engineering DEng April 11 2011
  • Fellow of African Academy of Science FAAS
  • Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Science NAS
  • Professional Engineer PrEng


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