lagouge tartibu is an associate professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering technology of the university of johannesburg. he holds a bachelor degree in electromechanical engineering from the university of lubumbashi (2006) and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from cape peninsula university of technology (2014). his primary research areas are thermal science, electricity generation, and refrigeration using thermo-acoustic technology, engineering optimisation, mechanical vibration, machine learning, and mechanical engineering design. he is a member of the south african institution of mechanical engineering (saimeche (member no 702048) and the international association of engineers (iaeng) (member no 148438). he holds an nrf rating from the national research foundation (nrf).