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Principal Investigator

Olusegun Ilegbusi


Phone: 407-823-1157
Office: ENG I, Room 414

Office Hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m.


Olusegun Ilegbusi is a professor of mechanical engineering at UCF. Previously, he was a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, a member of the principal research faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar and a visiting professor at MIT, a post-doctoral associate at Imperial College in London, and a lecturer at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. 

Professor Ilegbusi graduated with a first class B.S in mechanical engineering from the University of Ibadan and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, University of London. His numerous pioneering research accomplishments include the integration of intra-vascular ultrasound with computational fluid dynamics for the first flow profiling of human coronary disease in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, and the determination of the first patient-specific elasticity of a human lung, in collaboration with the University of California at Los Angeles. 

His current research also includes the development of novel tissue-equivalent materials and additive manufacturing techniques for ultra-soft tissue equivalent materials. He has three patents, has authored and co-authored seven books, and published over 200 scientific papers in scholarly international journals. He has been a consultant to major corporations and organizations in the U.S., Europe and Japan.


  • Flow-structure profiling of human lung disease
  • Tissue-equivalent materials and mechanical properties
  • Nanocomposite materials and gas sensors
  • Cellular morphology and mechanical properties
  • Additive manufacturing of ultra-soft elastic materials


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