Hirpa Gelgele Lemu

Professor i maskinteknikk

Det teknisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for maskin, bygg og materialteknologi
KE E-239


Dr. Hirpa G. Lemu is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Stavanger, Department of Mechanical & Structural Engineering and Materials Technology. Dr. Lemu's  research areas focus on simulation driven design approach, design optimization, design for additive manufacturing, additive manufacturing technologies, composite materials and natural fibers, modeling and simulation of mechanical systems and material behavior characterization. He has served as research group leader of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering group at his department for several years, where developing study programs and the curriculum have been part of his main responsibilities. Currently, Dr. Lemu is the chairperson of national organ for mechanical and structural discipline whose responsibilities include advisory support in definition of learning outcomes for study programs in mechanical and structural engineering disciplines. Among recent achievements, he founded a 3D Printing lab at UiS and this lab is currently equipped with diverse 3D printers of thermoplastic, composite and metallic materials and 3D scanning tools. Dr. Lemu has been the main initiator and coordinator of an international conference organized at University of Stavanger entitled “Computational Methods in Offshore Technology”. The conference was organized in November 2019 for the second time and attracted publications from 20 different countries and will be organized every other year. He is also the initiator and faculty advisor of two student teams working on problem-based learning projects, ION Racing and UiS Subsea, who design and build Formula 1 like racecar and underwater robot respectively, for participation in annual competition of engineering students at international level. Dr. Lemu has served as member of several recruitment committees in Norway and member of PhD evaluation committee for over 15 PhD candidates at different institutions in Norway and other countries in Europe and Asia. He has published and co-published over 150 articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings. Currently, he is serving as an Areal Editor of Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (ELSVIER), Guest Editor for Materials journal (MPDI) for a special issue entitled “Advances in Modeling and Analysis of Additive Manufactured Materials”, Reviewer of many International Journals and Scientific Committee member of several International Conferences.

Student Thesis Supervision and PhD Research Leadership

  • Total number of PhDs supervised: 4 graduated and 5 ongoing

  • Total number of supervised MSc thesis: 48

  • Total number of supervised BSc theses: 176

For more info: www.ux.uis.no/~hirpa/
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