Malika Khodja has a very hands approach to engineering as well as consulting work, collaborating with a multidisciplinary technical team to the benefit of the customer.
Currently, she is the co-founder director of Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and the Africa Chair for the global organization Women in 3D Printing.
Khodja worked as a lecturer at the department of mechanical engineering from 2012, before moving to South Africa in 2015 to further her Ph.D. studies and gain experience in the industry. With mechanics of material, numerical simulation background, with a focus on finite element analysis and fracture mechanics.
Some of the other research Malika conducted was in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University of the Witwatersrand in the simulation of the laser shock peening process benefitting the local industry. Her current activities are through consulting and training in additive manufacturing technologies across Africa.
Malika Khodja was born and raised in Algeria in North Africa and studied aeronautical engineering up to Masters’s level in Algeria.