Avoki Michel Omekanda, PhD

Avoki Michel Omekanda, PhDTitle: Staff Research Engineer

Company: General Motors Global R&D Center

Location: Oakland Township, Michigan, United States

 

 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (fellow)
  • Faculte Polytechnique de Mons
  • IE Tech News (editorial board member, 2013-2015)
  • IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition Steering Committee (chair, 2019)
  • IEEE Governing Board, Smart Village  (vice-chair, 2022)
  • IEEE Industry Application Society Inter Society Cooperation Committee (chair, executive board member, 2017)
  • IEEE Nicola Tesla Award Committee (member, 2013-2016)
  • IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications Society (associate editor, 2006)
  • IEEE-ECCE (technical program committee chair, 2009)
  • IEEE-IAS Electric Machines Committee (secretary, 2006-2007) (vice-chairman, 2007-2009) (chairman, 2010-2011) (past-chairman, 2012-2013)
  • IEEE-IAS EMC (technical committee paper review chair, 2010-2011)
  • IEEE-IAS Industrial Power Conversions Systems Department (vice-chairman, 2012-2013) (chairman, Conference Steering Committee, 2014-2016) (chairman, 2014-2015) (past-chair, 2015-2016)
  • Light Up A Village (2021)
  • Regis University
  • Université Mohammed V de Rabat

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Recipient, Taguchi Excellence Award for Paper on DFSS of Electric Machine, International Conference on Robust Quality of Engineering (2021)
  • Recipient, Third Prize Paper Award, “Design of an Electric Machine for a 48-V Mild Hybrid Vehicle,” IEEE-IAS (2019)
  • Recipient, Recognition Service Award as General Chair of the IEEE ECCE Conference, IEEE PELS & IAS (2018)
  • Recipient, Recognition Service Award as Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE-ECCE (2016)
  • Recipient, Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award, National Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black College and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine (2014)
  • Recipient, Recognition Service Award as Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE-ECCE (2012)
  • Recipient, Recognition Service Award as Vice-Chair, IEEE-ECCE (2011)
  • Recipient, Recognition Service Award as Vice-Chair, IEEE-ECCE (2010)
  • Recipient, Delphi Powertrain Spontaneous Award for “Excellent Customer Focus and Responsiveness in Work on Acoustic Noise for Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi) System” and for “Innovative Concepts and many Personal Delivery of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi) System Noise Results for the General Motors Gen V Program” (2009)
  • Recipient, Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Award, SAE International (2008)
  • Inductee, Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame (2006)
  • Recipient, Electric Machine Committee Prize Paper Award, IEEE-IAS (2005)
  • Recipient, Recognition Award, SAE International (2003)
  • Recipient, Delphi Research Labs Spontaneous Award for “Successful Demonstration of Transient Fault Analysis of an Electric Drive System for X-by-Wire” (2000)

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