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Oliver K. Mulamba

Oliver K. Mulamba, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: Engineering Building, Room 104
Email: omulamba@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-5256

Professional Profile

Dr. Mulamba joined the School of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics in Spring 2014. He consecutively received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from West Texas A&M University in 2009, from Texas A&M University in 2011 and Texas Tech University in 2013.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Mulamba teaches primarily in the material sciences and the use modern engineering assessment and design software packages. He is the author of Synthesis and Characterization of Piezo-Magneto Composites: Examining Energy Release of Materials Incorporating Piezoelectric and Magnetic Properties. He has coauthored several publications and has presented at numerous conferences nationally.

Dr. Mulamba is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and the American Society of Engineering Education.


Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Mulamba's research interests include material synthesis and characterization for energy production and release. This includes energetic additives for explosive/energetic composites. Being of serendipitous inclinations, Dr. Mulamba's research and publication has spanned the sciences from concrete additives and performance, to toxicity and environmental effects of materials. He is interested in fundamental research that is directly applicable in industry.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Mulamba had lived in a number of different countries and spoken different languages, but has come to realize there is just no place like Texas and no language like Texan. He lives in Canyon with his lovely wife, and they are members of Hillside Christian Church. He enjoys playing soccer, golf, woodwork, reading, bible study, doing puzzles with his wife and an occasional workout.