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Benedict Uzochukwu

Uzochukwu, Dr. Benedict, PhD, MBA

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY

Chair and Associate Professor

Phone: 804-524-1127
Fax: 804-524-6732
Location: Engineering and Technology Building (201A), 1 Hayden Drive, P.O. Box 9212, Petersburg, VA 23806
Email: buzochukwu@vsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina
  • MBA, Business Administration, Enugu State University of Science & Technology

CERTIFICATION

  • Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry (OSHA 511)
  • Certified Advanced Waste Manager
  • Certified OLC Online Teaching Faculty
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

HONOR SOCIETIES

  • Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honors Society)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Golden Key International

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2008), NC A&T State University
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service, Guilford County School System, North Carolina
  • Certificate of Achievement, Virginia State University Faculty Senate 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Member, Society for Engineering Management (SEM)
  • Member, Society for Health Systems (SHS)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sustainment  
  • Life Cycle Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Logistic and Enterprise Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sense Making

UNIVERSITY SERVICES

  • Faculty Advisor, Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Faculty Advisor, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 

  • Member, Curriculum and Academic Issues Committee (CAIC)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Benedict M. Uzochukwu, Silvanus J. Udoka, Femi Balogun, (2016) "Development and implementation of product sustainment simulator utilizing fuzzy cognitive map (FCM)", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 23 Iss: 2, pp.425 – 442
  • Benedict M. Uzochukwu, Coray Davis, Ben U. Nwoke, (2016). Towards a Sustainable Engineering Entrepreneurship Education. American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 123rd Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 26-29 
  • Edem G. Tetteh, Benedict M. Uzochukwu (2014).  Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production.  IGI Global Publishers. ISBN13: 9781466673205
  • Fasanya, B. K, Uzochukwu, B. M, Idoye, E. P. Idoye (2014).  Importance of Just-Noticeable-Differences (JNDs) in Auditory Signal Detection Task-Gender Differences. International Journal of Engineering and Innovation, Vol 5, Number 2, pp. 81-87.
  • Benedict M. Uzochukwu, Chandan Samantaray, Caleb Woodies (2014). A Framework for Nondestructive Evaluation Application in Supply Chain Management. IGI Global Publishers (Book Chapter), Pages 55-88), ISBN13: 9781466673205 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7320-5
  • Opara Emmanuel, Uzochukwu Benedict (2013). Network Security, Threat, Penetration, Containment and Solutions: A Case Study, 24th Annual Conference of the International Information Management Association (IMMA), New York, NY, October 14 – 17
  • B.M. Uzochukwu, Ephrem Eyob, E. Twine, T. James, J. Simpson (2013). Leveraging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology in a classroom Environment.  22nd International Conference on Production Research, July 28th – August 1st, Iguassu Falls, Brazil
  • M.A.S. Niandou, B.M. Uzochukwu, M. Ahmedna, C.Q. Davis, S. Ilias (2013). Design of Pecan Shell-based Carbon Filter for Water Treatment. 22nd International Conference on Production Research, July 28th – August 1st., Iguassu Falls, Brazil
  • Uzochukwu, B. M., Udoka, S. J., (2012).  Design for Sustainment: Challenges and Theoretical Issues in Product and Global Supply Chain Management, Customer-oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for effective Management. IGI Global Publishers. (Book Chapter)
  • Uzochukwu, B., M, Eyob, E. (2012). Enterprise Systems Design Planning and Sustainment for Continuous Life Cycle Operational Performance. International Forum on Systems and Mechatronics, August 6-9, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Davis, Coray, Jha. M. Benedict Uzochukwu (2012).  Facility Location Modeling with Geographic Information Systems: An Environmental Sustainment Initiative.  A Paper Submitted for the State of Environmental Justice In America 2012 Conference
  • Uzochukwu, B. M., Udoka, S. J., Stanfield, P. M., Park, Eui (2010).  Design for Sustainment - A Conceptual Framework.  Conference Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2 Cancun, Mexico
  • Uzochukwu B M, Udoka S. J, Stanfield P. (2009).  A Predictive Decision Support Tool to Improve Design for Sustainment. Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Miami, Florida, May 30 - June 3
  • Uzochukwu, B. M., Udoka, S. J., (2009).  Structural Equation Modeling As a Decision Aiding Tool for Product Supportability Analysis. Symposium on Human Interactions with Complex Systems, Greenbelt Maryland, August 19 – 21
  • Lodree E. J., Jr. & Uzochukwu, B. M.  (2008). Production Planning for a Deteriorating Item with Stochastic Demand and Consumer Choice.  International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 116, issue 2, pages 219-232

FACULTY COLLABORATORS AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES

  • Dr. Silvanus Udoka, North Carolina A & T State University
  • Dr. Obafemi Balogun, Livinstone College, Salisbury, NC
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