Amarachi Onwuegbuchulem obtained a bachelor's degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri in Nigeria. She went ahead to do a master's program in the same course at the University of Lagos, Nigeria before securing a scholarship for a post-doctorate degree at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. She started her research in January 2020 in Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. Her research area is using laser technology to manufacture value-added functional surfaces.
PhD Thesis Title: Design and manufacture of functional surfaces using laser technology
Over time, research has shown the need to employ improved surface modification techniques in manufacturing. The advantages which range from high precision and productivity at a reduced time to better tribological surface properties emphasise the relevance of laser technology. Laser micro texturing creates tiny features on a material surface thereby impacting properties that are required for different industrial applications.