Winston Wole Soboyejo America scientist

Winston Wole Soboyejo America scientist

Winston Wole Soboyejo commonly known as “the WOL” is an American Scientist of Yoruba Nigerian parentage.


Wole is the son of Prof Alfred Sobojeyo of Ohio State

Wole Soboyejo was educated at King’s College London and Churchill College, Cambridge (PhD, 1988).


Wole returned to the United States in 1988 to become a research scientist at The McDonnell Douglas Research Labs in St. Louis, MO. In 1992, he worked briefly as a Principal Research Engineer at the Edison Welding Institute before joining the engineering faculty of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. From 1997 to 1998, he was a Visiting Professor in the departments of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the United Nations Dr. Soboyejo moved to Princeton University in 1999 as a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, with special interests in Material Science and Engineering. He is also the Director of the U.S./Africa Materials Institute, and the Director of the Undergraduate Research Program at The Princeton Institute of Science and Technology of Materials. His research focuses on experimental studies of biomaterials and the mechanical behavior of materials. His current areas of interest include micromechanical machines, nanoparticles for disease detection, biomedical systems for prostheses, and cardiovascular systems, infrastructure materials, and alternative energy systems

In 2016, Wole joined the faculty and administration at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to serve as the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering.

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