Engr. Dr (Capt) DK Garba (Rtd) is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with Specialization in Production Engineering – Materials Design, Development and Production of Equipment for Military and Civilian Applications.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Mechanical Engineering – Production Engineering Option in addition to many Military Engineering and other Professional Qualifications which include Advanced Diploma in Military Engineering, X1 Diploma in Bomb Search and Disposal, Post Graduate Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Engineer Equipment Repair Tech), other Military Engineering Certificates of Proficiency, Pass Junior Staff Course (Pjsc), Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and other International Education Certifications among others.
Engr. Dr Garba is Registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a Military Engineer and a Corporate Member of many Professional Associations which include Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NiMechE), Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) and Institute for Industrialist and Corporate Administrators (IICA) among others. He teaches at both Undergraduate (Cadet) Level of 200, 300 and 400 Levels and Postgraduate Levels at Ph. D, M. ENG, Professional Masters and Postgraduate Diploma Levels. He supervised over Thirty (30) Thesis at Postgraduate levels and over Sixty (60) undergraduate Final Year Projects and still involve the supervision of others. He served in over Forty (40) Committees at Departmental, Faculty and Academy levels in various capacities (Member or Chairman) and still serving in some.
He won several Research Grants and many of his Research and Development (R&D) efforts show cased at many Exhibitions including Nigerian Army Research and Development Exhibitions and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Research and Innovation Expos. One of his R&D efforts, the Dismountable Dual Powered Mobile Water Treatment Plant won Second Position for the NDA at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology R&D Expo in Abuja Nigeria. The present Academy Ceremonial Mace is also one of his R&D efforts. He has over Thirty Three (33) Scholarly Publications in circulation and others are in press.
In the area of Community engagement, Engr. Dr Garba served severally as External Examiner to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, External Assessor for promotion to Kaduna Polytechnic (KAD POLY) Kaduna, Resource Person to Nigerian Society of Engineers, Resource Person to National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Resource Person to Institute for Industrialist and Corporate Administrators, Secretary General 26 Short Service Commission, Nigerian Army Forum. He is also a King Maker and Member of Traditional Council as the Sarkin Samari Bukur, Plateau State Nigeria
In the area of Administrative Management, he held various Administrative, Command and Academic Appointments in the Military before Voluntary retirement. In the NDA he served severally as Departmental Time Table Officer, Departmental Examination Officer, Faculty Time table Officer, Faculty Examination Officer, Departmental Postgraduate Co – Ordinator Assistant Co – Ordinator Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), Co – Ordinator NDA – National Metallurgical Development Center (NMDC) Jos MoU, Head of Department Mechanical Engineering for about Six (6) Years before his present appointment as the Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology.