Winston Soboyejo

Winston Soboyejo

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.

Associate Professor, Ohio State University

MLK Visiting Professor 1997-1998

Hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Winston Soboyejo is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.


Winston O. Soboyejo is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. At the time of his MIT appointment, he was an Associate Professor at Ohio State University. His research interests are: biomaterials and nanoparticles for disease detection & treatment; MEMS and BioMEMS; fatigue and fracture of materials; alternative energy systems; affordable infrastructure.

Dr. Soboyejo was educated at King's College London and at The University of Cambridge, from which he earned the PhD in 1988. That year, he went to the the United States as a research scientist at The McDonnell Douglas Research Labs in St. Louis, MO.

In 1992, he worked briefly as a Principal Research Engineer at the Edison Welding Institute before joining the engineering faculty of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Soboyejo moved to Princeton University in 1999 as a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  He is also Director of the U.S./Africa Materials Institute, and Director of the Undergraduate Research Program at The Princeton Institute of Science and Technology of Materials. 

His research focuses on experimental studies of biomaterials and the mechanical behavior of materials. Current areas of interest include micromechanical machines, nanoparticles for disease detection, biomedical systems for prostheses, and cardiovascular systems, infrastructure materials, and alternative energy systems.

Dr. Soboyeyo is President of the African University of Science and Technology. 

He has been an appointed Fellow at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, at the Materials Society of Nigeria, and at the Nigerian Academy of Science.

As a 1997-98 MLK Visiting Professor at MIT, he was hosted by both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.



Selected, 2005-2010

​W. O. Akande, O. Akogwu, T. Tong and W. Soboyejo, Thermally Induced Instabilities in Polymer Light Emitting Diodes, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 108, 023510, 2010.

J. Meng, G. Galiana, T. Branca, J. Zhou, C. Leuschner, C. Kumar, T. Otiti, A. Beye, J. Hormes, W. Warren and W. O. Soboyejo, LHRH-Functionalized Magnetite Nanoparticles For Breast Cancer targeting and Contrast Enhancement in MRS, Materials Science and Engineering C, 2009.

M. Akbulut, P. Ginart, M. Gindy, C. Theriault, K. Chin, W. Soboyejo and R. Prudhomme, Generic method of preparing fluorescent nanoparticles using Flash NanoPrecipitation (FNP), Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 19, pp. 718-725, 2009.

T. Tong, O. Akogwu, J. Meng, J. Eleruja, S. Admassie, B. Babatope, T. Woodson, Z. Zong, N. Rahbar, C. Watola, and W.O. Soboyejo, Adhesion in Organic Electronic Structures, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 106, pp. 083708, 2009.

N. Rahbar, A. Orana, K. Wolf, J. Meng, G. Papandreau, C. Marynhoff and W. O. Soboyejo, Adhesion and Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Drug Eluting Stents, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 104, pp. 103533-1 - 103533-5, 2008.

J. Zhou, C. Leuschner, C. Kumar, C. Hormes and W. O. Soboyejo, Sub-Cellular Accumulation of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Breast Tumor and Metasteses, Biomaterials, Vol. 27, pp. 2001-2008, 2005.