National University of Science & Technology

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INTRODUCTION

Polymer and Fibre materials engineers play a key role in an increasingly complex technological society by extending the limited supply of materials, improving existing materials, and developing and designing new and superior materials and processes with an awareness of their cost, reliability, safety, and societal/environmental implications. Fibres and polymer materials have transformed and continue to transform every aspect of modern living. New and improved materials are an "underpinning technology" - one which can stimulate innovation and product improvement.

 PROGRAMME AIM

The aim of this programme is to equip students with specialized knowledge and engineering skills in the field of Fibre and Polymer Materials.

 OBJECTIVES

To train well-educated engineers who have an insight in current research on fibre and polymer materials  including the role of materials in sustainable society.

To impart knowledge on synthesis/modification, characterization, processing and applications of polymer and fibre-based materials.

To  produce graduates who are able to use   different materials for different applications.

To impart both technical and non-technical skills in fibre and polymer engineering.

To develop students who can bridge the gap between related industries.

STUDY AREAS

The Fibre and Polymer Materials Engineering (TFE) is a BEng degree undergraduate programme which concentrates in the following areas;

 Polymer Physics & Chemistry

 Polymer Engineering

 Plastics

 Rubber products & Applications

 Polymer recycling

 Structural and Functional materials

 Biomaterials

 Textile materials

 Fibrous materials

 Composite materials

 Nano-Materials

 Ceramics

 Paper and Pulp

 Leather

 Colouration of materials

 Environmental Protection

 Process Control

 Engineering Design

 CAD/CAM

 CAREER PROSPECTS

Polymer Engineers/Technologist

Process Engineers/Technologist

Materials Engineer/Technologist

Textile   Engineers/ Technologist

Quality Assurance Managers

Technical Managers

Production Managers

Plant Managers

Factory Managers

Industrial trainers

Business consultants

Technopreneurs

 Research Engineers

 Product Development Engineers

 TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY

A combination of teaching methods are used in the programme, including lectures, seminars, practical classes, teaching workshops and a final year project.  A student-centered approach to learning is emphasized which involves a significant proportion of individual and small team project work.

 Departmental Staff

 

 

Previous Employment

Qualitex (Pvt) Ltd

Qualifications

PhD (University of Leeds, UK.), Msc. (University of Leeds, UK.) OND, HND (Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria), PGDHE (NUST)

Research Interests

•Moisture Management -Comfort levels in performance clothing systems.

•Technical textile applications e.g. medical and hygiene applications, automotive interiors, sports and leisurewear, and geotextiles.

•Mechanics of fibres, yarns and fabrics.

•Textile processing technology.

Consultancy

•Provision of textile solutions to engineering problems as well as textile expertise in resolving problems in textile materials and manufacturing.

•Training of industrial engineers, middle management, supervisors and operators.

•Community Development

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Qualifications

PhD (Leeds University), MA (University of Gothenburg), MSc,BSc (University of Jassy) , PGDHE (NUST), Certificate in Research Methodology (University of Botswana)

Research Interests

•Exploitation of textile related natural resources

•Application of Textile related materials in rural settings

•Smart and Intelligent Textiles (e- textiles)

•3-D textiles for technical application

Consultancy

•Training of Textile technologists,

•Reseach Methodology

•Community Development

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Previous Employment

Qualitex (Pvt) Ltd

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Chemistry ,Lakehead University, Canada, O.N.D.,H.N.D Textiles Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeriaab=E-mail}

Research Interests

•Wild silk

•Natural dyes

Consultancy

•Training in Textile and Leather Chemistry

•Community Development

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Qualifications

BSc Hons in Computer Science, MBA (NUST), PGDHE (NUST),

Research Interests

•Wireless communications

•e-markerting

Consultancy

•Software project management

•Community Development

E-mail

@nust.ac.zw

Qualifications

Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Textile Tech Honours-NUST Msc-South Africa, PhD Study leave- South Africa

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@nust.ac.zw

Qualifications

MEng,  Bachelor of Textile Tech Honours- NUST, PGDHE-NUST

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@nust.ac.zw

Qualifications

MEng, Bachelor of Textile Tech Honours- NUST, PGDHE-NUST

E-mail

@nust.ac.zw

Qualifications

Bachelor of Textile Tech Honours- NUST.

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@nust.ac.zw

Qualifications

Bachelor of Textile Tech Honours- NUST

E-mail

@nust.ac.zw