Dr Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo


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Akilu obtained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He then joined LafargeHolcim Cement PLC, first as a junior Methods/Reliability engineer and later as the Maintenance Team Leader on a multi-million pounds coal grinding plant project.

In 2008, Akilu moved to the UK for his MSc in Maintenance Engineering and Asset Management (now known as Reliability Engineering and Asset Management) at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). Upon completing his MSc in 2009, Akilu rejoined LafargeHolcim where he served as training and learning manager; health and safety manager; and maintenance manager.

In late 2012, Akilu returned to the University of Manchester for his PhD in Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines, with particular interest in the development of data fusion techniques that can simplify fault detection and classification. During this time, he authored and reviewed several research articles published in internationally recognised journals and conference proceedings. Akilu has been a lecturer in Plant Reliability and Maintenance Engineering within the School of MACE since November 2015. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Chartered engineer with Engineeering Council UK (CEng)
  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE)
  • Memeber of IMechE Safety and Reliability Working Group (SRWG)
  • Member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) e-Committees
  • Registered engineer with the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (REng)
  • Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)
  • Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)

External positions

Regional Secretary, North West, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE)

1 Feb 2021 → …

Technical Secretary, Nigerian Society of Engineers (Manchester)

4 May 2020 → …

External Examiner, MSc Crisis & Resilience Management, University of Portsmouth

4 May 2020 → …

External Examiner, Risk & Safety Leadership, University of Portsmouth

4 May 2020 → …

School Governor, High Lane Primary School

10 Sep 2019 → …

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