Babatunde Ogunnaike is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware and heads the Ogunnaike research group at the school, which works to understand the behavior of complex systems using math and analysis, and then use that for designs and improved controls.


Babatunde Ogunnaike of Hockessin was awarded the 2008 American Automatic Control Council's Control Engineering Practice Award.

The Award, presented to Ogunnaike at the American Automatic Control Council conference in Seattle in June, is given to one person or one team for significant contributions to the advancement of control practice, which has a wide range uses like flight systems on airplanes or a cars cruise control.

Ogunnaike is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware and heads the Ogunnaike research group at the school. The group works to understand the behavior of complex systems using math and analysis, and then in turn, uses that understanding for designs and improved controls.

Ogunnaike earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos in Nigeria in 1976, and a master's degree in statistics and doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1981. He joined the University of Delaware in the fall of 2002 after 13 years at the DuPont Central Research and Development organization.