• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, and Multidisciplinary Engineering,
  • Industrial Distribution,
  • Charlotte & Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Mechanical Engineering
Chukwuzubelu Ufodike

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Florida A&M University – 2020
  • M.S.E., Industrial Engineering, Florida State University – 2016
  • M.P.E., Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Lagos – 2014
  • M.B.A., National Open University of Nigeria – 2013
  • B.Eng., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri – 2009

Research Interests

    • Theoretical and Computational Advanced Manufacturing, and Distribution
    • Smart Digital Technology and Manufacturing (AI, Industry 4.0, and IoT)
    • Computational Design for Additive Manufacturing
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Sustainable Energy Systems
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    • Multifunctional Materials and Composites
    • STEM Education

Selected Publications

  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, and Gaius Chukwuka Nzebuka. "Investigation of thermal evolution and fluid flow in the hot-end of a material extrusion 3D Printer using melting model." Additive Manufacturing 49 (2022): 102502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2021.102502
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, et al. "Design and modeling of bamboo biomorphic structure for in-plane energy absorption improvement." Materials & Design 205 (2021): 109736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2021.109736
  • Nzebuka, Gaius Chukwuka, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa Ufodike, and Chijioke Peter Egole. "Influence of various aspects of low-Reynolds number turbulence models on predicting flow characteristics and transport variables in a horizontal direct-chill casting." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 179 (2021): 121648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2021.121648
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, et al. "Investigation of molecular and supramolecular assemblies of cellulose and lignin of lignocellulosic materials by spectroscopy and thermal analysis." International journal of biological macromolecules 146 (2020): 916-921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.09.214
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, et al. "Evaluation of the inter-particle interference of cellulose and lignin in lignocellulosic materials." International journal of biological macromolecules 147 (2020): 762-767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.01.234