RESEARCH WORK AND PUBLICATION

Eng. (Dr.) Charles Mwaniki, Ph.D

E-MAIL      cmwaniki@mksu.ac.ke

                   cmwaniki2014@gmail.com

TEL:           +254733318441

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2040-9271

  1. Satellite early identification through LED observations: First in-orbit results from WildTrackCube-SIMBA, Act Astronautica, vol 193, 2022, pg 163-172
  2. Contribution of FACTS devices to the transient Stability Improvement of a Power System Integrated with PMSG-based Wind Turbine, Engineering ,Technology & Applied Science Research(ETASR), Vol 9, Issue 6, 2019, pg 4893 – 4900
  3. The Italian-Kenyan International Postgraduate Course in Capacity Building in Astronautis, 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Washington D.C., United States Vol. 8, issue 10, October 2019, pg. 1290 -1296
  4. Strengthening the Transient Stability of a Power Grid Coupled with Wind Turbine using Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 8, issue 10, 2019, pg. 1290 -1296
  5. Optimal Sizing and Analysis of a Hybrid Energy System for a Community Microgrid in Nigeria, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (JEAS), Vol.14, Issue 23, 2019, pg 8769 – 8778
  6. Analysis of Operational Differences of Grid Integrated PMSG and DFIG based Wind Turbine Generators, 2019 International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation (SRI), JKUAT Main Campus, Juja, Kenya. May 2019, Pg. 52-55
  7. Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Energy System in a Microgrid, 2019 International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation (SRI), JKUAT Main Campus, Juja, Kenya. May 2019, Pg. 86-98
  8. “Optimal Load shedding Algorithm based on Cuckoo Search with Levy Flight”. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya, 2017
  9. Amalgamated Optimal Load Shedding using Cuckoo Search with Levy Flight Algorithm for Frequency and Voltage Stability Improvement, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE), Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2015, Pg. 9-15
  10. Optimal Under-frequency Load Shedding using Cuckoo Search with Levy Flight Algorithm for Frequency Stability Improvement, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE), Volume 5, Issue 10, October 2015, Pg. 8-14
  11. Optimal Under-voltage Load Shedding using Cuckoo Search with Levy Flight Algorithm for Voltage Stability Improvement, International Journal of Engineering Science Invention (IJESI), Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015, Pg. 34-41
  12. Simultaneous Consideration of Bus Voltage and Frequency in Load Shedding in a High Voltage AC Network, 2015 International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation (SRI), Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya. May 2015, Pg. 30-34
  13. The Dependency of Bus Voltage and Frequency in Load Shedding, 2014 International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation (SRI), JKUAT, Juja, Kenya. May 2014, Pg. 31-35
  14. Nature Inspired Metaheuristic Optimization: A new approach to load shedding, 2013 KSEEE-JSAEM International Engineering conference, DeKUT, Nyeri, Kenya. September 2013, Pg. 145-150
  15. Voltage Stability Improvement using the 21st century Power Transformer, Innovative Systems Design and Engineering Journal, Vol. 3, No 4, 2012, Pg.21-28
  16. “The Impact of Power Transformer Parameters on Voltage Collapse in a High Voltage A.C Network”. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 2012

ON-GOING RESEARCH WORK

1 United Nations/ China Cooperation on Utilization of the China Space Station (CSS) initiative, being implemented by Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) and China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) respectively. The participating organizations are Machakos University, Sapienza University of Rome and In-Quattro srl. The project entitled: BARIDI SANA- High performance micro-2-phase cooling system for Space Applications objective is to develop and test in-orbit  a two phase mechanically pumped thermal management system, cooled by an organic refrigerant, with a micro-multichannel heat sink to very its performance in space applications. My assignment is Spacecraft Power electronics and Power systems

GRANTS

1 Participated in joint capacity building 4,000 EURO grant proposal writing to Royal Academy of Engineering Higher Education Partnership in sub-Saharan Africa Programme (HEP SSA), which is supported by Anglo American Group Foundation and UK government through Global Challenges Research Fund.  Partners in this grant are: Technical University of Kenya, Machakos University, Muranga University and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. The programme aims to ensure that the higher education system in sub-Saharan Africa produces engineers with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of industry, tackle local challenges, address the engineering skills shortage in sub-Saharan Africa, and to showcase engineering’s role in driving economic development in the region. The project commenced on 5th April 2019.