Dr. Harrison T. Ngetha, PhD.


Designation: Senior Lecturer,  EEE
Contact: + 254 733 833 411
Email: harrison.ngetha@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Background
Ph.D. in Production Development Gifu University, Japan 2016
System Engineering
MSc in Telecommunication Eng. JKUAT, Kenya 2011
BSc in Electrical & Electronic Eng. JKUAT, Kenya 2001

Professional Qualifications
Graduate Engineer EBK 2007
Graduate Member IEK 2009

Areas of Expertise
CMV-based IPMC actuators, Renewable Energy (Wind & Photovoltaic Systems (Solar energy conversion), Biomedical devices (EEG, EOG)

Publications

  1. H. Ngetha, M. Sasaki, H. Tamagawa, S. Ito, K. Ikeda, “Dynamic Characteristics of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in High Humidity Environment”, Journal of Computer and Communications (JCC. ISSN: 2327-5219), p45-52, Vol.2, No. 11, September 2014.
  2. Harrison NGETHA, Minoru SASAKI, Hirohisa TAMAGAWA, Satoshi ITO and Kota IKEDA, “The Study of Dynamic Characteristics of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in Humidity Controlled Environments”, Journal of Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (AEM), p742-747, Vol. 23, No. 4 (2015).
  3. Harrison Ngetha, Minoru Sasaki, Meisam Taheri, Stephen Mathenge, “Energy Transitions for the Rural Community in Kenya’s Central Highlands: Small Scale Solar Powered Systems”, Energy Procedia, p175-182, Vol. 9, November 2015, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.458
  4. Meisam Taheri, Minoru Sasaki, Jiangchen Oliver Chu, Harrison Thuku Ngetha, “A Study of Teaching Problem Solving and Programming to Children by introducing a New Programming Language,” The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media 01/2016; 2(1):31-36. DOI: 10.17781/P001972
  5. Minoru Sasaki, Yoshiaki Ariga, Harrison Ngetha, Satoshi Ito, “Robust Motion Control of a Piezoelectric Actuator,” Submitted to IEEE Journal.
  6. Hirohisa Tamagawa, Kota Ikeda, Minoru Sasaki, Harrison Ngetha, “A New Indication about IPMC Bending Mechanism Emerging from the Analysis of Bending Curvature Spike Induction of Nafion-based IPMC”, Submitted to Journal of Polymer Research by Springer (ISSN: 1572-8935 Electronic version

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  1. Harrison Ngetha, Hirohisa Tamagawa, Kojiro Matsushita, Satoshi Ito, Minoru Sasaki, “Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators’ DSP assisted Bending Curvature Oscillation Behaviour in Humidity Controlled Environments”, Proceedings of the 2nd DeKUT International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Main Campus, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya, November 2-4, 2016.
  2. Harrison Ngetha, Stephen Mathenge, Meisam Taheri, Minoru Sasaki, “Solar Home Systems for the Kenya’s Central Highlands Rural Community: Lessons from Gifu, Japan”, Proceedings of the 2nd DeKUT International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Main Campus, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya, November 2-4, 2016.
  3. Harrison Ngetha, Minoru Sasaki, Hirohisa Tamagawa, Kojiro Matsushita and Satoshi Ito, “Feed Forward Control System for Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in Humidity-Controlled Environments”, Proceedings of 2015 International conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology (ICMIT 2015), p11-14, Del Pino, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea, December 2-4, 2015.
  4. Harrison Ngetha, Minoru Sasaki, Meisam Taheri and Stephen Mathenge, “Energy Transitions for the Rural Community in Kenya’s Central Highlands: Small Scale Solar Powered Systems”, Proceedings of 2015 International conference on Alternative Energy in Developing countries and Emerging economies (AEDCEE 2015), p321-322, Bangkok, Thailand, May 28-29, 2015.
  5. Hirohisa Tamagawa, Kota Ikeda, Minoru Sasaki, Harrison Ngetha, “A Circuit Analysis of the Bending Curvature Spike Induction of Ag-coated Nafion IPMC”, Proceedings of 2015 International conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology (ICMIT 2015), p132-139, Del Pino, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea, December 2-4, 2015.
  6. Seyyed Meisam Taheri, Minoru Sasaki, Kojiro Matsushita, Harrison Ngetha and Satoshi Ito, “A Study of Different Optimization Methods of Tool Path Machines (Tool Path Optimization by Using Genetic Algorithm)”, Proceedings of 2015 International conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology (ICMIT 2015), p71-76, Del Pino, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea, December 2-4, 2015.
  7. Seyyed Meisam Taheri, Minoru Sasaki, Harrison Thuku Ngetha, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Problem Solving Techniques and Tools in Programming”, Proceedings of Science and Information Conference 2015 (IEEE Conferences), p928-932, DOI: 10.1109/SAI.2015.7237253, London, UK, July 28-29, 2015.
  8. Kota Ikeda, Minoru Sasaki, Hirohisa Tamagawa, Harrison Ngetha, “Influence of Environmental Absolute Humidity on Curvature Vs. Charge of Selemion CMV-based IPMC”, Power Electronics and Energy Engineering Proceedings, 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (IMME2015), Phuket Island, Thailand, January 16-17, 2015.
  9. Harrison Ngetha, Minoru Sasaki, Hirohisa Tamagawa, Satoshi Ito, Kota Ikeda, “Stability Analysis of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in Humidity Controlled Environments”, Proceedings of the First DeKUT International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation, p4-14, Main Campus, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya, November 4-7, 2014.
  10. Harrison NGETHA, Minoru SASAKI, Hirohisa TAMAGAWA, Satoshi ITO, Kota IKEDA, “Two-Degree-of-Freedom Control of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in Extremely Low humidity Environment”, Proceedings of The 8th Joint symposium, p53, College of Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, September 17- 20, 2014.
  11. Harrison Ngetha, Minoru Sasaki, Hirohisa Tamagawa, Satoshi Ito, Kota Ikeda, “Dynamic characteristics of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in High Humidity Environment”, Proceedings of the Conference on Advances in Robotics and Automation Technology (ARAT 2014), p28-29, Wuhan, China, September 12-14, 2014.
  12. Minoru Sasaki, Yoshiaki Ariga, Harrison Ngetha and Satoshi Ito, “Robust Motion Control of a Piezoelectric Actuator”, Proceedings of the KSEEE-JSEAM 2014 International Engineering Conference, p93-98, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya 10-12, September 2014.
  13. H. Ngetha, M. Sasaki, H. Tamagawa, S. Ito, and K. Ikeda, “Dynamic Characteristics of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in Different & Varying Humidity Environments”, Proceedings of the 22nd MAGDA Conference, p555-560, Miyazaki, Japan, December 2-3, 2013.
  14. H. Ngetha, M. Sasaki, H. Tamagawa, K. Ikeda and S. Ito, “A Stabilized Controllability of Selemion CMV-based IPMC Actuators in Extremely Low Humidity Environment”, Proceedings of the KSEEE-JSAEM 2103 International Engineering Conference, p1-7, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya, September 4-5, 2013.

Research
Ongoing: Small Homes Solar Systems – Efficiency, Reach, Cost

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination.
Master’s Thesis Examination
Graduated: MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management – 1
MSc in Automation and Manufacturing Engineering – 2
Completed: MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management – 2
MSc in Automation and Manufacturing Engineering – 1

Research Interests
Renewable Energies (PV Solar, Wind Energy), Actuators, Biomedical devices.

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies
JSEAM, IEK, EBK, IEEE