Profile

Christopher Odetunde

PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Contact

College of Engineering and Technology
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Kwara State University
Malete,Kwara. Nigeria.

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Christopher Odetunde is currently a Professor of Aerospace and head of   department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.  He has over 30 years combined industry and academia experience.  His experiences in the industry span Aerospace, Mechanical, Petroleum and environmental industries.  He was a senior Computational fluid-dynamics, CFD engineer with Teledyne Brown Engineering where he worked on the following: 1) Space program and performed both Thermal analysis (using SINDA) and structural analysis using NASTRAN for Crystal Growth Furnace, CGF on USML1; and 2) High Endoatmospheric Defense Interceptor (HEDI).  He worked at the Department of Strategic Command, SDC, where he was the lead engineer in the analysis and design of ARRPOW missile and on THAAD.  He was a senior project engineer with ABB Lummus Crest in Huston, Texas where he worked as a senior project manager on PRAP Lagoven project; Fluor Daniel, Pinnakle-Onyx Engineering; and ABCON Global Energy Group.

He thought at 1) the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Mechanical Engineering department senior lecturer position before leaving for US; 2) was a visiting Professor of Applied math and engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; 3) Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Odessa College; 4) Texas Southern University, Aviation Science and Technology where he thought Flight theory, Transportation survey, Aviation Law, Advance Aerodynamics, National Air Space and NextGen to mention a few while performing research in Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) for General Motors to mention a few.

Academic Degrees
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station,
M.S., Project Management from Southeastern Institute of Technology, Huntsville, Alabama;
M.S., Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa;
B.S. degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona-Beach, Florida.

Honors and Awards
Federal Government Scholarship (May 1981 – December 1983)
Obafemi Awolowo University Alumni Award (2009)
Presidential Award, Kwara State Association of North America (KSANG)

Specialization and Research interest
CFD Modelling of Mech/Aerospace Engineering Systems
Hypersonic flow
Environmental Engineering and Wind-wave interaction
Vortex flow and Tornado dynamics
Project Management
Aviation Management and Aviation Policies

Teaching Interests
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Flight Theory,
Advance Aerodynamics
Tansonic and Hypersonic flows
Engineering Thermodynamics
Combustion Engineering
Design of Thermal Systems
Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer
Engineering Dynamics
Strength of Materials
Advance Engineering Mathematics
Vibtration
Tribology
Fligh Physiology
Aviation law
Transportation Survey, etc

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