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Chinedum Okwudire

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Chinedum Okwudire

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

2656 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 647-1531

Mechatronics and Sustainability Research Lab


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2009
M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2005
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2003

Research Interests

Design and optimization of mechatronic systems, with current applications to sustainable manufacturing and the automotive industry. Research projects include: precision, speed and energy efficiency improvements in motion delivery systems of manufacturing machines; passive and active vibration control in ultra-precision manufacturing machines; modeling and control of electric power assist steering systems; actuator dynamics of gasoline direct injection engines; sustainable manufacturing in less developed countries.

Honors and Awards

Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, 2017

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineering, 2016

Ralph Teetor Educational Award, SAE, 2016

Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Flexible Automation, 2016

Best Oral Paper Award, American Society for Precision Engineering, 2015

Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Invitee, National Academy of Engineering, 2014

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2014

University of BC, Walter C. Koerner Fellowship, 2008-2009

Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2007

Graduate Teaching Award, University of BC, 2005

Graduate Fellowship, University of BC, 2005-2008

Li Tze Fong Scholarship, University of BC, 2004-2005

2nd Best Graduating Student, Middle East Tech. Univ., 2003

Best Graduating Student of Engineering Faculty, Middle East Tech. Univ., 2003

In the News...

2017 - Okwudire receives MLK Spirit Award

2017 - Okwudire and Johnsen receive ME Department Achievement Awards

2016 - Okwudire selected to receive the ISFA 2016 Young Investigator Award

2016 - ME Project-Based Design/Manufacturing Class Series Thrives

2016 - Okwudire receives an SAE Ralph Teetor Educational Award

2015 - Okwudire selected for 2016 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

2015 - Okwudire and students win Best Oral Paper Award at 2015 American Society for Precision Engineering Conference

2015 - Duan wins Best Paper Award at the 2015 Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference

2015 - Yoon selected for first-ever 3M/ASPE Scholarship and places 2nd in Student Design Competition


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