Uche Wejinya received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Upon completing his M.S. degree in 2002, he worked at General Motors research and development center located in Warren, Michigan, where he conducted research on Magneto-Rheological Fluid (MRF) clutch system before returning to graduate school. He then received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in August 2007 from Michigan State University. After completing his Ph.D., he held a post-doctoral research position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. In February 2008, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville (UAF) where he held a tenure-track assistant professor position until June of 2014. Since July 2014, he has been a tenured associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville (UAF). His research interests include mechatronics with emphasis on nanotechnology – nanomaterials for nanosensors including biosensors, chemical sensors; nanoelectronics; control systems design and application, robotics, biomechanics, batteries & energy storage devices, micro-tools for handling and manufacturing of micro and nanodevices, and modeling and simulation of micro and nanostructures. Dr. Wejinya has provided technical advice to many companies and a huge advocate of undergraduate research.
Dr. Wejinya is the author and co-author of more than 80 journal and conference articles and has presented at several national and international conferences. He holds 2 US patents in the areas of nanotechnology and devices, and he is the author of 2 book chapters. He has given more than 20 invited talks/seminars nationally and internationally. Dr. Wejinya is a proud member of IEEE, ASME, ASEE, and NSBE.