Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2021
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2020
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT)
  • American Society for Composites (ASC)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

Dr. Idolor has broad expertise in the materials and mechanical engineering fields. He possesses hands-on experience in developing a non-destructive examination technique for polymer composites, application of spectroscopic techniques (FTIR, Raman, and dielectric spectroscopy), material characterization (stress-strain, fatigue), nondestructive examination (for polymers & polymer composite structures), rapid prototyping using Arduino microcontrollers, and statistical modeling (including machine learning techniques).

Dr. Idolor also has extensive experience in mechanical and piping design for processing facilities. He has applied and confirmed compliance with design codes and standards such as ASME BPVC, API, ANSI, and ASTM.

His PhD work in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University involved characterizing polymer-water interactions and leveraging the effect in developing a novel nondestructive examination technique for polymer composites. Via this work he developed specialized knowledge of the effects of moisture on polymers, and how to characterize the interaction using infrared spectroscopy and microwave-frequency dielectric spectroscopy. He also has hands-on experience with polymer composites and their nondestructive examination techniques, spectral analysis (qualitative and quantitative), statistical modelling such as machine learning, designing test setups, polymer mechanics, and rapid prototyping using Arduino microcontrollers.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Idolor worked for over 5 years in the oil & gas industry, where he was involved with engineering design and construction of processing facilities. During these projects he was responsible for piping stress analysis, material specification and design of mechanical equipment including pressure vessels, storage tanks, and pig traps.