Assistant Professor Chinedum Okwudire has been selected to receive an SAE Ralph Teetor Educational Award.
This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to SAE’s engineering education initiatives. It also seeks to stimulate contacts between younger engineering educators and practicing engineers in industry and government.
Okwudire is recognized for his outstanding teaching of dynamics and vibration (ME 240) and mechatronics (ME 350 and ME 584) courses, which are very relevant to the automotive industry. He is also recognized for his research in feed drive dynamics and control, which is now finding applications in the automotive industry through two Ford-sponsored projects, one on electric power assist steering systems and the other on gasoline direct injection systems. Industry interactions fostered by the Teetor award will give him opportunities to translate more of his research on manufacturing machines to automotive applications.
Okwudire is the director of the Mechatronics and Sustainability Research Lab.