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Dr. Wole Soboyejo

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University

Dr. Wole Soboyejo Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He is also the Director of the US/Africa Materials Institute and a founding member of African Renaissance Institute in Science and Technology (ARIST). Professor Soboyejo was educated at King’s College London and the University of Cambridge and worked at The McDonnell Douglas Research Labs in St. Louis 1988. Before joining Princeton in 1999, he taught at Ohio State and MIT. His research focuses on experimental studies of biomaterials and the mechanical behavior of materials. Current areas of interest include micromechanical machines, nanoparticles for disease detection, biomedical systems for prostheses, and cardiovascular systems, infrastructure materials, and alternative energy systems.

Dr. Soboyejo will advise on partnerships with Anglophone universities across Africa.