Staff Profiles

Prof. Venkata Parasuram Kommula

  • Doctor of Engineering (D. Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.
  • M.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), Anna University, India. Specialization: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • B.Eng. (Production Engineering), University of Madras, India.

Prof. V. P. Kommula is currently working as  Professor (Full) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Botswana. He has more than 21+ years of teaching experience  and served in various positions with different universities in countries like India, Malaysia Republic of South Africa and Botswana. He teaches courses related to Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, CAD/CAM/CIM  at undergraduate level. He teaches and supervises postgraduate students in  Engineering Management and Manufacturing streams. His active research areas are Natural fiber composite Materials, Lean Manufacturing, Productivity Improvement, and Lean Six Sigma. He has specific interest in Engineering Education.

B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) - Courses related to Design; Materials and Manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CIM

B.Eng. (Industrial Engineering) - All courses

MSc. (Mechanical Engineering) - Streams: Engineering Management ; Manufacturing



Major research areas listed below:

  1. Natural Fiber Composites
  2. Lean Manufacturing
  3. Productivity Improvement
  4. Lean Six Sigma 
  5. Engineering Education

PhD. (Mechanical Engineering) - Materials and Manufacturing; Engineering Management; Industrial Engineering

Areas of Postgraduate Supervision:

  • Materials and Manufacturing

  • Lean Manufacturing 

  • Lean Six Sigma

  • Engineering Management


In pursuit of academic excellence