School of Engineering


Dr Daniel Kirkman


Dr. Kirkman completed his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He furthered his studies at Stellenbosch University where he earned a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, before returning to UKZN as a postdoctoral researcher and more recently as a lecturer.


His research is focused on additive manufacturing using composite materials, a field which incorporates mechatronics, robotics, material science and process development.

Research interests

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics

Research profiles