The creative engineer

Babatunde Ogunnaike, dean, College of EngineeringGone are the days when an engineer can be a one-dimensional expert, says our guest this week. Babatunde Ogunnaike, dean of UD’s College of Engineering, champions the role of an engineer as a well-rounded, creative professional helping the world create new solutions to current problems. He tells us about the diverse research and academic programs happening in UD’s College of Engineering. In addition we talk about music, chess, engineering, soccer, and math–all part of Ogunnaike’s repetoire. We hope that this is the first of many appearances Tunde makes on Campus Voices.

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Babatunde Ogunnaike, dean, UD College of Engineering
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About our guest

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering and William L. Friend Chaired Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is responsible for the academic leadership of more than 130 faculty members in seven departments, over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 14 research centers. He joined UD in 2002 as a professor with dual appointments in the Department of Chemical Engineering (now the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute’s Center for Systems Biology, following a 13-year research career with DuPont. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos in Nigeria in 1976 and a master’s degree in statistics and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1981. In 2012, Ogunnaike was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.

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