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Prof 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Emerging Behaviour of Alloy Steel Microstructure in Hydrogen Sulphide Environment - A Review, Lawal, S., Afolalu, S., Jen, T., Akinlabi, E. 15 Feb 2024, In: Solid State Phenomena
  • Enhanced Biogas Production from Human and Agro-Waste: Waste to Wealth Initiative, Emetere, M., Oniha, M., Chikwendu, L., Akinyosoye, A., Akinlabi, E. 1 Jan 2024, In: Waste and Biomass Valorization
  • Enhancing joint performance in friction stir welding through tailored double-butt-lap geometry, Acharya, U., Choudhury, S., Sethi, D., Akinlabi, E., Roy, B. 26 Feb 2024, In: Welding in the World
  • Evaluation of crude watermelon oil as lubricant in cylindrical turning of AISI 1525 steel employing Taguchi and grey relational analyses techniques, Kazeem, R., Fadare, D., Akande, I., Jen, T., Akinlabi, S., Akinlabi, E. 15 Feb 2024, In: Heliyon
  • Evaluation of Formulated Jatropha Oil as Cooling and Lubricating Cutting Fluids in Turning of AISI 1525 Steel Employing Taguchi-TOPSIS Technique, Kazeem, R., Jen, T., Ikumapayi, O., Akinlabi, E. 9 Apr 2024, In: Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion

  • 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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