Chinedum Okwudire

Chinedum Okwudire
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 647-1531


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2009
MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2005
BSc, 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

ASME Best Conference Paper on Mechatronics Award, 2017
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

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Okwudire has developed an algorithm that allows 3-D printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs

Leqing Cui, Chinedum Okwudire, and Shorya Awtar has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) Best Conference Paper on Mechatronics Award

Okwudire and Johnsen will be honored at the ME Spring Banquet

This award honors students, student organizations, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through their commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion

This award was introduced to recognize outstanding young contributors to flexible automation who are 35 years old or younger at the time of awarding

ME's undergrad curriculum has a unique team-based, Design-Build-Test spine of required classes. In Design and Manufacturing I, II and III (ME250, 350 and 450 respectively), sophomores, juniors and seniors turn concepts into real, working engineered system