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Keineetse Motlhanka

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PhD Student

Keineetse Motlhanka is from Gaborone, Botswana. He graduated from the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana and was awarded a Bachelor of Industrial Design, Industrial Design & Technology, in 2008.

Keineetse then did a postgraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and was awarded a Master of Science in Product Design Engineering, Design Engineering, 2013

Keineetse Motlhanka started his Phd in January 2018 at Loughborough Design School. He is also sponsored by University of Botswana as part of their Staff Development Programme. Keineetse responsibilities are for University duties at the University of Botswana and being part of a research team for research on additive manufacturing in Botswana financed through HRDC Grant.

Other experience outside of academia:

i.  Lecturer: Department of Industrial & Furniture Design, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 2008 – 2012

ii. Lecturer: Department of Industrial Design & Technology, University of Botswana, 2012 – To Date

Looking at ways in which digital manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing can be used to add value to products which have been designed for customization/personalisation.

Dr Matt Sinclair

Dr Ian Campbell

Assessing the Value-Adding Potential of Selective Feature Customisation through Hybrid Digital Fabrication.

Mass Customization, Product Customization through Additive Manufacturing; Industrial Design; Manufacturing Processes; CAD & CAED systems, Consumer Participation in Product Development.

Motlhanka K.C., Mwendapole C., Setlhatlhanyo K.N., (2015) The Role of 3-Dimensional Printing in Design and Manufacturing in 21st Century Africa, Kampala International Design Conference, 21 - 24 July 2015, Kampala, Uganda.

Setlhatlhanyo K.N., Mwendapole C., Mapfaira H., Motlhanka K.C., (2015) Bo-Fashion: An Investigation into the Fashion Industry in Botswana, Kampala International Design Conference, 21 - 24 July 2015, Kampala, Uganda.

Motlhanka K.C. and Mapfaira H., (2014) Growing Manufacturing: Assessing Botswana's Diversification Efforts through Manufacturing Sector Growth, FES/BIDPA/UB Conference: "Are Diamonds There Forever? - Prospects of a Sustainable Development Model for Botswana", 27 - 28 August 2014.