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

Manufacturing Automation: with key applications in 3-D printing, nano-positioning, machining, and smart manufacturing systems; Vehicle Automation: with key applications in electric power assist steering, steer-by-wire, and electric vehicle charging.

Honors and Awards

Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professorship, UC Berkeley, 2018
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

A recent article written by Chinedum Okwudire and Harsha Madhyastha for Science Magazine delves into the benefits of massively distributed manufacturing.

ARC Team, Shanna Daly, Karl Grosh, Wai Lu, Chinedum Okwudire, Michael Umbriac, all have accepted College of Engineering Awards.

The Visiting Professorship is an endowment for the purpose of inviting distinguished scholars to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley for an extended stay to facilitate collaboration with their faculty and students.

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is about to get smarter.

The purpose of the NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.

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