Dr. Abdul Ofoli joined the CECS faculty in 2010 following several years of field experience as a senior controls engineer with Cummins, Inc. While at Cummins he received four patents for developing virtual sensors and control algorithms for diesel automotive applications designed to meet EPA emission standards. A native of Ghana, Dr. Ofoli’s research interests are in power and sustainable energy, controls, in addition to automotive sensors.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, Dr. Ofoli completed both M.S. and Ph. D. programs in electrical engineering at Howard University. While at Howard University, he worked as a teaching and research assistant.
Dr. Ofoli is a senior member of IEEE and has served for nine years on IEEE’s Industrial Automation and Controls Committee. He has chaired the Technical Controls Committee for three years. As Associate Editor and reviewer for the IEEE Industrial Application Society Dr. Ofoli is active in the communication of new trends and research initiatives in electrical engineering. In addition to authorship of a book chapter, he has sixteen journal publications.
For the past five years, Dr. Ofoli has been the faculty advisor for the CECS student chapter of IEEE. In that capacity, he works with the members to provide experiential learning opportunities including plant tours, research presentations, and job postings.
In service to the College and the entire campus, Dr. Ofoli is the faculty coordinator of development of the Electrical Engineering undergraduate curriculum. He is also active in the extended community as coach of Lego League and Robotics teams for area elementary, middle, and high school students. Under his leadership, the university hosted regional robotics competitions utilizing the skills and experience of the Electrical Engineering Department’s undergraduate and graduate students.