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Engineering Engineer

Berkeley, Illinois, United States
January 19, 2017

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T Yomi Obidi



Completed the redesign and construction of windtunnel test section ahead of schedule

Completed a stability analysis for the production of the Birdman ultralight aircraft

Improved turnaround time for quotation bids at Handling Specialty by 33 per cent

Reduced delivery time of custom designed Lift Tables by up to 2 months

Reduced direct production cost of Scissor Lift Tables at Handling Specialty by 15 per cent

Reduced the cost of V-8 International engine through a Simulated (FEA) that was experimentally validated and patented

Brought International I-6 engine to emission qualification by designing, building, and successfully testing an innovative EGR cooling system that has since been granted U.S. and international patents

Created a benchmark flow visualization model for engine cooling system


Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

M.Sc. University of Florida, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science.

B.Sc. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Master Online Teacher Certificate Illinois Online Network, University of Illinois,



Tamayi Kristi, LLC 2008 – current

Research and Development

oDirect engineering and mathematical analysis projects

Solar energy system design

Home energy system design

oPerform thermal stress analysis and fluid flow analysis

oDirect research in ground vehicle aerodynamics

oDirect the design of waste management equipment

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Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. 2006 – 2008

Senior Product Development Engineer, Research and Development

Designed and implemented an innovative solvent reclamation system

Evaluated parts washers, coolant recycling units and distillation units

Redesigned mechanical components for waste reduction equipment

Reduced down time at customer locations internationally through product improvement

International Truck and Engine Corporation Engine Group

Project Engineer, Structural Analysis 2003 – 2006

Performed Finite Element Analysis on various current product and prototype engine components

Development Engineer, Engine Cooling System 2001 – 2003

Modeled engine cooling system for improved performance

Revamped engine flow laboratory

Introduced flow room test procedures

Created test plans and supervised test cell operation

Designed, analyzed and tested engine cooling components

Improved component design for flow visualization

Performed and encouraged correlation with theory

Developed FMEA, DVP&R

Released product

Daimler Chrysler

Product Engineer, Cooling System 2000 – 2001

Designed, tested and implemented the Cooling System of the Chrysler PT Cruise

Used CFD and experimental methods to optimize the flow in the cooling system of Chrysler PT cruiser

Supervised wind-tunnel tests and conducted road tests at proving grounds in Michigan and in Toluca, Mexico

Reviewed DVP&R, PVP&R, DFMEA, PFMEA, and other test and validation plans submitted by (Tier 1 and Tier 2) suppliers

Redesigned components for packaging

Private Research on load optimization and aerodynamics of electric vehicles 1998 - 2000

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State University of New York at Buffalo,

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Assistant 1995-1998

Developed a computational method to reduce thermal stresses on ductile materials

Investigated ways to optimize the cooling process in a thermal stress relief operation

Responsible for laboratory sessions in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics

Introduced Pro-E and taught the first Pro-E class at SUNY Buffalo

Handling Specialty Manufacturing Limited, Grimsby, Ontario.

Senior Development Engineer March 1989 -Oct.1989

Designer and Project leader for the design of custom lift tables

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida,

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science

Research Assistant 1977 – 1978

Performed Aerodynamic and Stability tests for prototype Piper aircraft

Performed water tunnel experiments to determine diffusion rate dependence on color

Developed two methods to arrest the window shattering in tall buildings with ventilated mullions.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,

Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Research Assistant 1975 – 1977

Performed conformal mapping of arbitrary shapes into airfoils

Performed the stability analysis for the tail assembly of Birdman ultra-light aircraft and recommended a fitting tail assembly.


Sept 2015 – August 2016 Kwara State University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Responsibilities: Taught courses --Stability and Control, CFD and Heat Transfer.

Conducted Research in Aerodynamics and in Heat Transfer

September 1993-June 1994 State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Responsibilities: Taught Industrial and Environmental Safety in Engineering Technology Department. Taught Small scale manufacturing methods in Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), and mentored students

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1984-1989 Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Department of Mechanical Engineering

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching, Student advising Project Supervision. Courses taught include Machine Design, Hydraulics, and Aircraft Design

1979-1982 University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Department of Mechanical Engineering

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching, Student advising, and Research. Courses taught include Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Energy Systems, and Heat Transfer.

Projects supervised include: Subsonic Wind-Tunnel Design and Basic Aircraft Design

1978-1979 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida Department of Aeronautical Engineering

RESPONSIBILITIES: Included - Teaching, Research and Administration. Courses taught include Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Aircaft Stability and Control, and Wind-Tunnel Design.


1975-1976 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, Physics and Mathematics Departments

RESPONSIBILITIES: (Student Assistant), Graded Mathematics and Physics assignments, Responsible for Physics laboratory and tutorial sessions.



Theory and Applications of Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles, SAE International, (ISBN: 978-0- 7680-2111-0), 2014.

(ed.) Thermal Management in Automotive Applications, SAE International, (ISBN 978-0-7680-8174-9)

Pending Book

Introduction to Aeronautics

Journal article

Oladapo T. Ogunbodede, Christopher Odetunde and T Yomi Obidi, “Waste to Heat and Power: Directing the Automotive Radiator-Heated Air to Improve Combustion,” American Scientific Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS), vol 19, no. 1, June 2016.

Conference paper

Oladipo, J. and Obidi, T.Y., “Using Lecture Capture Technology to Support STEM Instruction in a Two-Year College,” In Chicago Regional LA Workshop, Chicago State University and Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL, 2016.


State of Illinois Professional Engineers

Professional Engineers of Ontario

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


US 7089890 Cooling System for an Internal Combustion Engine with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)

US 8360634 Normal-to-Flow Thermostat


US 20070074696 Alignment feature for casting and method

Automatic Solvent Reclamation System (US20110120496 A1)

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