Kudakwashe Oniko

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I have a wide range of experience having worked as a Manufacturing Process Engineer in the automotive and motorsport industry in the UK and abroad. One of my priorities is to encourage professional skills in the learning process and see the development of students into effective engineers of the future.

Research interests

  • Industry 4.0, Lean and Quality Management

  • Surface 7 Geometry Metrology, 2D and 3D Surface parameters

  • The effect of surface topography on automotive tribological systems

  • Advanced manufacturing techniques and materials

  • Application of composite materials

  • Testing and analysis of technical ceramics

  • Evolution of smart materials

  • Microscopy analysis

  • Statistical analysis of production quality

Teaching

Levels 4-7

  • Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice

  • Manufacturing Management

  • Manufacturing Operations and Planning

  • Manufacturing Systems and Quality

  • Advanced materials and Quality

Publications

“The Effect of Bearing Surface Measurement on Engine Performance” – Primary Author
Published in Key Engineering Materials - Advanced Design Materials Volume 450 2013
Link: http://www.scientific.net/KEM.450

“The Effect of Bearing Surface Finish and Measurement in Engines”- Primary Author
Published by Engine Expo Stuggart 2013
Link: http://www.ukintpress-conferences.com/conf/13ex_conf/conference.php?conf_id=108&sess_id=1210&view=drill

“Performance Optimisation of Automotive Bearing Surfaces Using GBQ Microfinishing Process”- Primary Author
Published By Engine Expo Stuggart 2014
Link: http://www.ukintpress-conferences.com/conf/14ex_conf/download.php?conf_id=144&sess_id=1770&view=drill

“Performance Optimisation of Automotive Bearing Surface Finish Using GBQ Microfinishing Process”- Primary Author
Published By Engine Expo Novi, Michigan 2015
Link: http://www.ukintpress-conferences.com/uploads/SPEXNA15/Day1_5_Diana_Nyamugure.pdf

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020