School of Engineering


Dr Getahun Tefera

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Tefera completed his first and second degrees at Ethiopian universities. He got his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was a postdoc research fellow in the discipline of mechanical engineering from 2019 to 2023. He and his supervisors published their research output in different journals. He taught different mechanical engineering modules at Ethiopian universities and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Research interests

  • Designing of optimal airfoils for wind turbine blade structural modeling
  • Design optimization
  • Optimal design of composite laminates
  • Optimization of the composite structures using nanocomposite materials.

Research profiles