Chinedum Okwudire

Chinedum Okwudire
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Address

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

Degrees

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

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 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

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

Chinedum is recognized for his research on novel mechanical design and control techniques that help improve the precision and productivity of manufacturing machines while maintaining high energy efficiency and low cost