M.S. (1985) in Industrial Engineering, University of Sierra Leone
Ph.D. (1994) in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leeds, UK
Machining analyses/experimental studies; Micro-machining; Automation; Finite element modeling, Structural health monitoring, Machine Vision applications.
Department of Technology, NIU (2000-present)
Intelligent Systems Center, University of Missouri-Rolla (1998-2000)
Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1985 -1998)
Professional Associations and Honors
ASEE, ASME, SME, NSBE, EPT.
K.A. Rosentrator and A.W. Otieno (2006) Considerations for Manufacturing Bio-Based Plastic Products, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 14(4), pp. 335 - 346.
A. Otieno, C. Pedapati, X. Wan and H. Zhang, (2006) Imaging and Wear Analysis of Micro-tools Using Machine Vision, 2006 IJME-INTERTECH International Conference, October 19-21, 2006, Kean University, Union, N.J.
Otieno and C. Mirman (2006) Machine Vision Applications in Plastics Injection Molding : A Case Study of Automated Inspection, J. of Eng. Technology, Spring 2006, pp.26 - 31.
Otieno, A., Azad, A.K.M. and Balamuralikrishna, R. (2006) Creating a Bridge to Simulate Simultaneous Engineering Experiences for Senior Undergraduate Students - Description and Reflection on a Case Study at Northern Illinois University, European J. of Eng. Ed., 31(2), pp. 181 – 189.
H.O. Nyongesa, A.W. Otieno and P.L Rosin (2001) Neural Fuzzy Analysis of Delaminated Composites from Shearography Imaging, Composite Structures, 54, pp. 313-318.
More than $75K in grants and research activities since 2000.
Illinois Science and Math Partnership (IMSP) for summer in-service activities with middle and elementary school teachers
Verizon Foundation SMILE project for middle and high school summer educational activities
Tool imaging and machinability studies for micromachining applications under the ROCK project
Manufacturability of plastics filled with ethanol processing corn co-products funded by USDA
Other Significant Projects/Interests
Consulting with local companies (analysis of wind loads on gates; design and installation of an automated sled)
Thin film thermocouple applications for measurement of temperature in high speed machining (in collaboration with T. Obikawa at Tokyo University)
Analysis of tool wear in near dry machining of difficult to machine materials (in collaboration with T. Obikawa at Tokyo University)
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