Professor Babatunde A. Ogunnaike

William L. Friend Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering; Dean, College of Engineering, University of Delaware

Prof Ogunnaike has a keen interest in understanding the dynamic behavior of complex systems through mathematical modeling and analysis, and then exploiting this understanding for postulating novel designs and improved operation. Specific systems of interest range from polymer reactors and extruders, to biological processes at the cellular and physiological levels. Specific research topics include modeling and control of industrial processes; the application of process analytical technology for control of pharmaceutical processes; modeling and control of hybrid renewable energy systems; biological control systems; and systems biology with application to neuronal responses.

He is an Associate Editor of the journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. His awards include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1998 CAST Computing Practice Award, the 2004 University of Delaware’s College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching award, the 2007 ISA Eckman Award, and the 2008 AACC Control Engineering Practice award. He was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2009, and elected a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering in 2012, of the US National Academy of Inventors in 2014. He is a 2016 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a 2017 fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2012.

Dr Ogunnaike is the author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, and four books including a widely used textbook on Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control.