The Ogunnaike research group at the University of Delaware is interested in understanding the dynamic behavior of complex systems through mathematical modeling and analysis, and then exploiting this understanding for postulating novel designs and improved operation. Specific systems of interest range from polymer reactors, particulate processes and extruders, to biological processes at the cellular and physiological levels. Specific research topics include modeling and control of industrial processes (polymer reactors, extruders, distillation columns); the application of process analytical technology for control of pharmaceutical processes; modeling and control of hybrid renewable energy systems; biological control systems; and systems biology with application to neuronal responses and cancer.

Dr Ogunnaike is the author or co-author of four books including a widely used textbook, Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control, published in 1994 by Oxford University Press, and Random Phenomena: Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers, published in 2009 by CRC Press. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. His awards include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1998 CAST Computing Practice Award, the 2004 University of Delaware’s College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching award, the 2007 ISA Eckman Award, and the 2008 AACC Control Engineering Practice award. He was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2009, and elected to fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering and elected to the US National Academy of Engineering both in 2012.
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
MS Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
BSc Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1976
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Process Control, Energy Process Systems Engineering, Systems Biology, Applied Statistics