Kenneth Okafor

Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Tech. & Nuclear Engineering
College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
South Carolina State University
300 College Street NE
Orangeburg SC 29117
Phone: 803-536-4758
Email: kokafor@scsu.edu


Okafor

Education

Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1988
MSNE, Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979
BS, Physics, Alabama A&M University, 1978

Academic Experience

2011 – Present: Interim Chair, Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Nuclear Engineering, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
2005 – 2011: Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Technology and Nuclear Engineering, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, Orangeburg
1979 – 1981: Lecturer, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL
1981 – 1988: Teaching Assistant/Research Associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Non-academic Experience

1997- 2004: Senior Engineer, Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions LLC (WSMS)
1998-2000: Senior Nuclear Criticality Safety Technical Analyst, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS)
1989-1996: DuPont/Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), Research/Senior Engineer

Current membership

American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Honor and awards

Alpha Nu Sigma (Nuclear Engineering Honor Society)

Services activities

Members, ANS Executive Committee on Education, Training and Workforce (ETWC), Educational Policies Council (EPC), Screening Committee for Dean of College, Minority Serving Institutions Program (MSIP) Proposal Reviewer, Faculty Hearing Committee, Strategic Planning Council

Publications and Presentations

April Hutton-Moorer, Kenneth Okafor, Zheng Chang, Musa Danjaji, Fueling the Local Industry Through the Summer Nuclear Science Institutes at SC State University, Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training (RCNET) Annual Meeting, April 19-20, 2013

The Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP) at South Carolina State University (SCSU), Congressional Black Caucus Conference, Washington, DC, Sept. 21-24, 2011

Work-Force Replacement & Education Pipeline, Conference on Securing our Future: Using New technology to Reduce America’s Dependence on Foreign Fuel, Charleston, SC, June 15-17, 2011

April Hutton-Moorer, Kenneth Okafor, Zheng Chan, Musa Danjaji, Fueling the Local Industry Through the Summer Nuclear Science Institutes at SC State University, Conference on Nuclear Training & Education (CONTE), Meeting Proceedings, February 2013

April Hutton-Moorer, K. D. Lewis, Z. Chang, K. Beharry, M. B. Danjaji, Kenneth Okafor, and C. K. Lewis, Breeding a New Generation of Engineers & Scientists through the Summer Nuclear Science Institutes for High School Students and Guidance Counselors, Conference on Nuclear Training & Education (CONTE), Meeting Proceedings, February 2011

K. D. Lewis, Z. Chang, A. Hutton-Moorer, M. B. Danjaji, K. C. Okafor, The Summer Nuclear Science Institute at South Carolina State University, Conference on Nuclear Training & Education (CONTE), Meeting Proceedings, February 2009

Professional development activities

ANS Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA June 16-20, 2013
American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA June 23-27, 2013
SC State Faculty Institute, August 2013



 

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