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Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo, (BEng, MSc, PGDip-Mgt, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FHEA) is a Reader in Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, as well as the Head of  Education for the School of Engineering at The  University of Manchester. He has a diverse range of research specialties, owing to his blend of academic and industrial experiences. Some of the areas in which Akilu has developed notable international reputation include improving Occupational Safety & Health performance across high-risk sectors, decarbonisation of high-energy industrial operations, building energy consumption prediction and optimisation, vibration-based condition monitoring of industrial machines, machine learning-based faults detection and diagnosis, construction projects risk classification, industrial asset management and reliability, etc., through collaborations with reputable research-focused institutions such as Health & Safety Executive (HSE-UK), Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), InnovateUK, EPSRC, etc. He has supported the realisation of over GBP £1.6 million external research funding, either as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I). He has also generated over 140 technical publications in the form of high-impact journal articles, peer-reviewed conference articles, textbooks, book chapters, government commissioned reports and professional articles.

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)

Research interests

  • Maintenance management
  • Operations management
  • Turnaround/shutdown/outage management
  • Maintenance life cycle cost analysis
  • Spare parts movement and optimisation
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)
  • Reliability centred maintenance (RCM)
  • Condition based maintenance (CBM)
  • Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA)
  • Faults detection and diagnosis
  • Failure and accident investigation
  • Industrial machinery condition monitoring data fusion

Prizes and awards

Teacher of The Year (2023)

Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester 


European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS)

Excellence award for best master's thesis  in maintenance engineering from the United Kingdom (2010)



Teaching and unit co-ordinator for various MSc and UG (approximately 400 students) units within MACE

  • Lecturer and unit co-ordinator for asset maintenance systems (MSc REAM)
  • Lecturer and unit co-ordinator for asset management strategy and organisation (MSc REAM)
  • Lecturer and unit co-ordinator for operations management (UG mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering students). 
  • Lecturer for project planning and control (Project management MScs) 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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 Sept 2019 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Thomas Ashton Institute


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