Born on 4 April 1983, Tawanda Mushiri is a holder of BSc Mechanical Engineering (UZ), Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management (MSOM) (UZ) a D.Eng at U.J. of machinery monitoring systems. He is currently a lecturer a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg in the Department of Quality and Operations Management, also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe teaching Machine Dynamics, Robotics, Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis. His PhD thesis was on fuzzy logic and Condition Monitoring Techniques to machinery which is under Industry 4.0. He is the Chairman of Research in the Faculty of Engineering at UZ and is into Industry 4.0 research group. His research activities and interests are in Artificial intelligence, Robotics, IoT and Dynamics. He has also published 2 books, 3 chapters in a book, 13 journals in highly accredited publishers and 80 conferences in peer reviewed publishers. He has done a lot of commercial projects at the University of Zimbabwe. He is a reviewer of 4 journals highly accredited. He has been invited as a keynote speaker in workshops and seminars.
Tawanda has supervised 165 students' undergraduate projects and 5 Masters Student to completion and 2 PhD students in progress. Beyond work and at a personal level, Tawanda enjoys spending time with family, travelling and watching soccer.