Chukwuzubelu Ufodike

Assistant Professor - Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution

Phone: (979) 845-0093


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2020 – Present             Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution; Multidisciplinary Engineering (courtesy), Texas A&M University

2020 – Present             Director, Digital Manufacturing & Distribution Lab (DMD-Lab), Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.


2020 Ph.D., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Florida A&M University, USA
2016 M.S.I.E, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Florida State University, USA
2014 M.P.E. Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria

2013 M.B.A., Business Administration & Finance, National Open University of Nigeria

2009 (B.Eng.TechHons), Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, Federal University of Technology Owerri


Research Interest
• Computational Design for Additive Manufacturing
• Sustainable Energy Systems
• Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
• Multifunctional Materials and Composites
• Distributed Manufacturing
• Smart Digital Technology and Manufacturing (AI, Industry 4.0, and IoT),
• STEM Education



  •  Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, and Gaius Chukwuka Nzebuka*. "Investigation of thermal evolution and fluid flow in the hot-end of a material extrusion 3D Printer using melting model." Additive Manufacturing 49 (2022): 102502. - (Published) - Impact Factor 10.998, ranked 1 out of 50 in Engineering, Manufacturing
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, and Grzegorz Dolzyk. "Crashworthiness of Circular Tubes with Rhombus Star Grooving Pattern." Materials Today Communications 29 (2021): 102899. - (Published)
  • Nzebuka, Gaius Chukwuka*, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa Ufodike, and Chijioke Peter Egole. "Influence of various aspects of low-Reynolds number turbulence models on predicting flow characteristics and transport variables in a horizontal direct-chill casting." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 179 (2021): 121648. - (Published) - Impact Factor 5.584, ranked 9 out of 135 in Mechanics
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, Mohammad Faisal Ahmed, and Grzegorz Dolzyk. "Additively manufactured biomorphic cellular structures inspired by wood microstructure." Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 123 (2021): 104729. - (Published) - Impact Factor 3.902, ranked 32 out of 90 in Engineering, Biomedical
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, Hui Wang, Mohammad Faisal Ahmed, Grzegorz Dolzyk, and Sungmoon Jung. "Design and modeling of bamboo biomorphic structure for in-plane energy absorption improvement." Materials & Design 205 (2021): 109736. - (Published) - Impact Factor 7.991, ranked 58 out of 333 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, Vincent Obiozo Eze, Mohammad Faisal Ahmed, Abiodun Oluwalowo, Jin Gyu Park, Okenwa I. Okoli, and Hui Wang. "Evaluation of the inter-particle interference of cellulose and lignin in lignocellulosic materials." International journal of biological macromolecules 147 (2020): 762-767. - (Published) - Impact Factor 6.953, ranked 6 out of 88 in Polymer Science
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa, Vincent Obiozo Eze, Mohammad Faisal Ahmed, Abiodun Oluwalowo, Jin Gyu Park, Zhiyong Liang, and Hui Wang. "Investigation of molecular and supramolecular assemblies of cellulose and lignin of lignocellulosic materials by spectroscopy and thermal analysis." International journal of biological macromolecules 146 (2020): 916-921. - (Published) - Impact Factor 6.953, ranked 6 out of 88 in Polymer Science
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa. "Exploring the Wood Material Properties and Structures for Engineering Application." PhD diss., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, (2020). - - (Published)
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu, Sean Jackson, Nydeia Bolden, and Tarik Dickens. "Synthesis and characterization of extruded cellulosic fibrils for enhanced reinforced/filamentary textiles." Textile Research Journal 88, no. 5 (2018): 520-531. - (Published)
  • Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa. "Modified natural fibrils for structural hybrid composites: Towards an investigation of textile reduction." PhD diss., The Florida State University, (2016). - (Published)