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Dr Malika Khodja-Moller

The Foschini Group (TFG) Research Head: Future of Manufacturing


Malika is the The Foschini Group (TFG) Research Head: Future of Manufacturing at TWIMS. She is responsible for guiding and developing the Institute’s Future Manufacturing curriculum. In addition to this, she supervises MBA students and lectures on the “Future Manufacturing” GIBS Manufacturing Focus MBA elective and on TWIMS’ executive short courses.



Malika worked as a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Djillali Liabes University in Sidi Bel Abbes-Algeria from 2012 before moving to South Africa in 2015 to further her PhD studies on aircraft crack repair at the CSIR . She has a background in mechanics of materials and numerical simulation, with a focus on Finite Element Analysis and fracture mechanics. Malika received her PhD in 2020.

Some of the other research she conducted was in collaboration with the CSIR and the University of Witwatersrand on simulation of the laser shock peening process.

Her current activities are through consulting and training in additive manufacturing technologies across Africa.

She has a hands-on  approach to engineering as well as consulting work, collaborating with a multidisciplinary technical team to the benefit of the customer.

Malika joined the University of Pretoria in 2021 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, focusing on applied research in the field of additive manufacturing and related technologies.



In addtion to her work at TWIMS, Malika has been volunteering her time to promote and support women in additive manufacturing under the flagship of the international organisation “Women in 3D Printing” as the Africa chair.

She is the co-founder and director of Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, focusing on consulting on future manufacturing technologies for implementation in the African terrain.

Malika is a member of various industrial committees, including the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), for industrialisation through innovation activities and a member of the BRICS future skills group.


PhD in Engineering (Djillali Liabes University)

MSc of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Djillali Liabes University)

BSc in  Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering (Djillali Liabes University)


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