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Olusegun Ilegbusi

Olusegun Ilegbusi


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

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-6 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. He was named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2020.

  • 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
  • Teuma E.V., Ilegbusi, O.J., Unsteady integro-differential equation of fluid-structure interaction in constricted collapsible tube model of diseased human coronary artery. International Journal of Differential Equations, Vol. 2012, (2012), Article ID 376350, 21 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/376350.
  • Ilegbusi, O.J., Li, Z., Min, Y., Meeks, S., Kupelian, P., Santhanam, A. 2012. CFD modeling of airflow inside lungs using heterogenous anisotropic lung tissue elastic properties. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 173, 205-211.
  • Trakhtenberg, L.I., Gerasimov G.N., Gromov V.F., Belysheva T.V., and Ilegbusi O.J., “Conductivity and Sensing Properties of In2O3 + ZnO Mixed Nanostructured Films: Effect of Composition and Temperature,” Sensors and Actuators B 187 (2013) 514-521.
  • Ilegbusi O.J., Seyfi B., Neylon J, and Santhanam A.P. (2015). “Analytic intermodal consistent modeling of volumetric human lung dynamics,” Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 137, 101005-1. PMID: 26292034.
  • Ilegbusi, O. J., Kuruppumullage, N., Silverman, E., Lewis, V., Lehman, J., & Ruddy, B. H. Mathematical modeling of tongue deformation during swallow in patients with head and neck cancer. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, 22(6), (2016) 569-583.
  • Seyfi, A. Santhanam, O.J. Ilegbusi+, “A Biomechanical Model of Human Lung Deformation Utilizing Patient-Specific Elastic Property,” J. Cancer Therapy, 7(6): 402, 2016.
  • Hoffman-Ruddy B., Nadun-Kuruppumullage D., Carnaby G., Crary M., Lehman J., Ilegbusi O. J. “Computational Modelling of Cough Function and Airway Penetrant Behavior in Patients with Disorders of Laryngeal Function.” Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 2(1), (2017) 23-29.
  • Gerasimov G.N., Gromova V.F., Ilegbusi O.J., Trakhtenberg L.I. “The mechanisms of sensory phenomena in binary metal-oxide nanocomposites.” Sensors and Actuators, B., 240, 613-624, 2017.
  • EML 3701: Fluid Mechanics I 
  • EML 4703: Fluid Mechanics II
  • EML 5937: Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering