PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
College of Engineering and Technology
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.
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