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Babatunde Agboola
Babatunde Agboola
Babatunde Agboola - Graduate Research Assistant
Babatunde Agboola has recently begun his research efforts at Texas A&M University within their Aerospace Engineering program under Professor Dimitris Lagoudas. He accomplished his undergraduate study in his home country of Nigeria and is completed his masters studies at Baylor University. His research while at Baylor University began on the NSF funded project, NSF-CMMI #0720399 and focused on the modeling and simulation of short-fiber motion and orientation in various flows and further harnessing the model to predict the properties of fiber-reinforced composites or aiding the design of fiber-reinforced composites with the desired bulk material properties. His research interests were on representing physical process and phenomena in material processing and manufacturing with accurate mathematical models and predicting the long-term behavior of the processed product and begun some preliminary work in the area of the micromechanics of failure for carbon fiber overwrapped pressure vessels as part of the NASA supported research of Sic'em.
Educational Background
  • Bachelors of Science - Metallurgical and Materials Eng. Univ. of  Lagos, Nigeria 2007
  • Masters of Science - Mechanical Eng, Baylor Univ - Spring 2011
  • Ph.D. - Engineering, Texas A&M University - Spring 2015 (Anticipated)
Publications and Presentations
  • Proposed Approach to Determine the Appropriate Rotary Diffusion Model for Injection Molded Short Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics. B.A. Agboola and D.A. Jack, Presentation given at the ASME IMECE'12, Houston, TX, November 2012.
  • Effectiveness of Recent Fiber-interaction Diffusion Models for Orientation and the Part Stiffness Predictions in Injection Molded Short-Fiber Reinforced Composites. B.A. Agboola, D.A. Jack and S. Montgomery-Smith. Under review, Composites, Part A, 2012.
  • Observed Deviations between Classical and Novel Mathematical Models for Predicting Fiber Orientation in Injection Molded Composites. B.A. Agboola and D.A. Jack. Early Career Technical Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 2011, Received Best Presentation.
  • Fiber Orientation and Stiffness Predictions for Thin Geometries Using the Fast Exact Closure. B. Agboola and D.A. Jack. Proceedings of the Society of Rheology's 82nd Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October, 2010.
  • Investigation of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Exact Closures: Comparison with Industrial Closures and Spherical Harmonic Solutions. B. Agboola, D.A. Jack and S. Montgomery-Smith. Proceedings of ASME IMECE'10, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November, 2010.
  • Comparison of Short-Fiber Orientation and Predicted Materials Properties from Closure Approximations and Spherical Harmonics. B. Agboola and D.A. Jack. Early Career Technical Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2010, Received Best Presentation.
Honors, Certificates, and Service
  • Member Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society – November 2011.
  • Associate Member Sigma Xi - Fall 2011.
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities- 2011.
  • Aided in reviewing an article for Composites, Part B - Fall 2011.
  • Aided in reviewing an article for Composites, Part A - Spring 2011.
  • Best presentation at ASME's Early Career Technical Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 2011.
  • March 2011, honorarium from ASME 2010 Early Career Technical Conference
  • Paper reviewer for four papers in the 2010 ASME-IMECE proceedings.
  • Aided in reviewing an article for Polymer Composites - Fall 2010.
  • Baylor University, Annual Student Travel Awards - Fall 2010.
  • Best presentation at ASME's Early Career Technical Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2010.
  • March 2010, honorarium from ASME 2010 Early Career Technical Conference
  • Alpha pi mu Honor Society (Industrial engineering) Award 2009
  • Shell Scholarship nominee 2006 Department of Metallurgical/Materials Engineering University of Lagos.
  • Somolu Local government (Lagos, Nigeria) scholarship for outstanding students (High School)
Internships
  • Assistant Site Supervisor: Ambico sendirian Nigeria(Ltd), Shoreline protection and Marine Engineering     April –October 2006
  • High school Physics Teacher: National Youth and Service Corp, Nembe, Bayelsa State, Nigeria (2008)
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