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Dr.Chika Judith Abolle-Okoyeagu | Mechanical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer-Teaching and Research Robert Gordon University United Kingdom

Judith Abolle is a highly motivated and hardworking chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. With over 15 years of academic and industrial experience, Judith has developed significant expertise in engineering research, teaching, and learning, as well as academic leadership, course development, delivery, and management. She is dedicated to building a successful and rewarding career in academia, aiming to facilitate effective course delivery while maximizing student experience.



Education πŸŽ“

  • 2021: Online Certificate in Leaders of Learning, Harvard University
  • 2017-2018: PG Cert in Teaching and Learning, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 2013-2018: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • 2008-2009: MSc in Computer Systems Engineering, University of East London, UK
  • 2001-2006: BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, FUT Minna, Nigeria

Experience πŸ’Ό

  • 2021-Present: Mechanical Engineering Lecturer/Academic Team Lead, Robert Gordon University
    • Responsibilities include supporting the ASL on strategic objectives, carrying out module quality assurance processes, engaging in course development, and leading the e-learning Team.
  • 2020-2021: Mechanical Engineering Lecturer/Course Leader, Robert Gordon University
    • Planned, delivered, and assessed all BEng Mechanical Engineering modules, engaged in course development, and managed course structure.
  • 2017-2020: Mechanical Engineering Lecturer/MEng Program Lead, Edinburgh Napier University
    • Responsible for module design, curriculum, and course development; managed quality and developed new collaborations to improve student employability.
  • 2013-2018: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant, Heriot-Watt University
    • Delivered mechanical engineering modules, mentored and supervised projects, and organized interdepartmental seminars.
  • 2010-2013: FEA Project Engineer, OilDynamix Aberdeen
    • Conducted Linear, Non-linear, and Dynamic FEA on mechanical components, provided design support, and ensured compliance with technical and HSEQ project procedures.
  • 2009-2010: Computer Engineering Lecturer, University of East London
    • Developed and delivered engineering modules, mentored students, and supported curriculum and research development.

Research Interests πŸ”¬

Judith’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics within mechanical engineering, including:

  • Acoustic Emission Monitoring
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Machine Learning-Augmented Acoustic Emission
  • Defect Analysis in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Pipelines
  • Safety Monitoring in Hydrogen Storage

Awards πŸ†

  • Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards 2024
  • IMechE Accreditation Lead for Edinburgh Napier University
  • IMechE Academic Liaison Officer for Edinburgh Napier University
  • Scottish Interconnect Student Award Finalist
  • Heriot Watt University PhD James Watt Prize

Publications πŸ“š

  • Abolle-Okoyeagu, C J., Ojotule Onoja., & Chioma Onoshakpor. (2024, July). Navigating STEM: challenges faced by Nigerian female secondary school students. The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) 12th European Conference on Education (ECE2024).
  • Fatukasi, S., Abolle-Okoyeagu, C.J., & Pancholi K. A Comparative Study of Acoustic Emissions from Pencil Lead Breaks on Steel and Aluminum Substrates Using Signal Analysis. Petroleum Engineer. In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (Paper accepted).
  • Abolle-Okoyeagu, C.J., Fatukasi, S., & Reuben, B. (2024, September). Measurement and Simulation of the Propagation of Impulsive Acoustic Emission Sources in Pipes. In Acoustics (Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 620-637). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.
  • Abolle-Okoyeagu, C.J., et al. (2024). Quantitative Analysis of the Hsu-Nielsen Source through Advanced Measurement and Simulation Techniques. Proceedings 8th International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Malaysia.
  • Abolle-Okoyeagu, C.J., et al. (2022). Impact source identification on pipes using acoustic emission energy. e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing, 28(1).
Chika Judith Abolle-Okoyeagu | Mechanical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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