Mba David

Mba David was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2016. As a fellow, Mba David contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences

David Mba is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. As a member of the university’s leadership team, he is responsible for developing and overseeing the strategic agenda on research and enterprise across the institution. He had previously held various leadership roles, including Dean of Engineering, London Southbank University, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Aerospace and Engineering, Cranfield University, UK. David studied Aerospace Engineering (1st class honours) at the University of Hertfordshire and completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University, for which he was awarded the Lord King Norton Gold medal for the most outstanding doctoral thesis. He joined Cranfield University in 2001 as a Lecturer and was promoted to a personal Chair in 2010. David’s current research is focused on machine condition monitoring, machine fault diagnosis, model-based prognostics and machine performance prediction. In 2010, he was awarded the Ludwig Mond prize in recognition of the best contribution to the progress of Mechanical engineering of interest to the chemical industry (UK). Professor Mba’s research has been funded via numerous commercial, EU and EPSRC projects; he has published over 300 journal and conference papers. Professor Mba is passionate about education within Africa/Nigeria and has published numerous opinion articles in national media.