Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of UD's College of Engineering, at the Lingshan Buddhist Park in Wuxi, China, with (from left) Jiangnan University graduate student Yujia Fu, UD undergraduate student and Wuxi native Peter Qian, and UD rising junior and Wuxi native Sunny Ying.

Engineering dean in China

Ogunnaike to deliver invited lectures in China, Brazil, South Africa


11:37 a.m., Aug. 5, 2014--University of Delaware Dean of Engineering Babatunde A. Ogunnaike will visit four universities and deliver several invited lectures in China this month.

Ogunnaike will meet with university administrators and present seminars at:

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  • Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province; and
  • Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute in Hong Kong.

Following an invited lecture at the Chinese Automatic Control Conference in Dailan, Ogunnaike will visit with alumni in Beijing at an event hosted by UD alumnus Joseph Chen, CEO of Ren-Ren Company.

“Maintaining connections with our alumni — particularly those across the globe — and hearing about their experiences and challenges is critical to creating and maintaining curriculum, service learning opportunities and work experiences that are relevant for today’s students,” Ogunnaike said.

In the last leg of his trip, Ogunnaike will deliver an invited presentation at the China Academy of Railway Science in Haidian, Beijing, China, before returning the United States.

Later this year, he also will present invited lectures at the International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the 20th Brazilian Automatic Control Conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

About Dean Ogunnaike

A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Nigerian Academy of Engineering and an AIChE fellow, Ogunnaike is internationally known for his model-based process control advances.

Developed during his 13-year research career at DuPont, today these advances affect a number of commercial processes. Equally, his textbooks have been used to educate and train thousands of engineers in systems control and instrumentation at more than 29 universities.

Ogunnaike is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Donald P. Eckman Education Award from ISA, an international organization involved in instrumentation, systems and automation, and the American Automatic Control Council's Control Engineering Practice Award.

As dean of the College of Engineering at UD, Ogunnaike is devoted to inspiring engineering students to become catalysts for change, supporting entrepreneurship as a natural extension of engineering education and encouraging students to develop a global mindset.

Article by Karen B. Roberts

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