Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mr K Sithole

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Tel: 011 471 3012


  • MSC in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management (University of Zimbabwe, 2001)

Fields of academic interests

  • Welding Technologies, Friction Stir Welding
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • ODL research

Field of Specialisation

  • Mechanics of Machines IV
  • Automatic Control IV
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Journal articles

1.    Sithole K. and Veeredhi V. R., Review of advances in Micro Friction Stir Welding of dissimilar metals, 7th International Conference on Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICLTET'2015) Nov. 26-27, 2015 Irene, Pretoria (South Africa), pp 8-12, ISBN 978-93-84422-58-5
2.    Sithole K. and Veeredhi V. R., Recent Developments in Micro Friction Stir Welding, Proceedings of 2nd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference and 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems (iMEC-APCOMS 2015), 12-14 November 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, ISSN: 1757-8981, Online  ISSN: 1757-899X
3.    Msonza, B., Mugwindiri K., Sithole K., Chipadza J., and Stoyanov I, Investigating the possibility of Converting the Chain-Grate Stoker to Fluidised Bed as a Modern Waste Management System at Bulawayo Power Station, Journal of Science, Engineering & Technology, ZIE, Vol 1, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 52-57


  • Friction Stir Welding of different materials
  • Procurement of Lab equipment