Olusegun Ilegbusi is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Research interests: flow-structure profiling of cardiovascular disease IVUS and OCT Image analysis Multifunctional nanocomposite; biosensors.
Dr. Ilegbusi holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (1979) with First Class Honors from the University of lbadan, Nigeria. In 1983, he went on to earn both a PhD and a DIC in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College at the University of London, England. Here he was awarded a Mike Akrill Trophy for Top Graduating Student by the British Heat Transfer Society.
Between 1988 and 1996, Dr. Ilegbusi worked as an international consultant and lecturer in Japan (Toshiba Ceramics, Nippon Steel, and Kawasaki Steel), Finland (Outokumpu Steel), The Netherlands (Hoogovens BFP), and in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-TOKTEN). He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Science, and the American Society for Composite, and was awarded two Merit Awards by the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). From 1999 to 2003, he served as Editorial Boad Member for the Journal of Material Processing and Manufacturing Science.
Dr. Ilegbusi has held visiting posts at various institutions: NASA Faculty Fellowship, NASA GLEN, Cleveland, OH; Naval Research Laboratory Faculty Fellowship, Washington DC; Guest Scientist at Hokkaiddo University, Saporro, Japan. He taught at Ibadan and Imperial College, and in 1992 became full professor at Northeastern University. In 2002, he was appointed Provost Research Excellence Professor at UC.
As a 1999-2000 MLK Visiting Professor, Dr. Ilegbusi was hosted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.