Nsikak Udo-Imeh

Nsikak E. Udo-Imeh, Ph.D.

Scientist
Human Factors
Seattle

Dr. Udo-Imeh is a human factors professional with experience evaluating human-machine interfaces and interactions in complex socio-technical systems, such as those in aviation, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. He has expertise in user-centered design, usability, ergonomics, statistical modeling, quality control, human reliability analysis, safety management systems, human-system integration, and related areas. He has applied this interdisciplinary expertise in several human factors contexts, including medical device design, aviation operations and maintenance, and industrial safety environments. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Dr. Udo-Imeh is also proficient in process and product quality improvement methods, strategic project management, and value stream mapping.

Dr. Udo-Imeh received a doctorate in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, where he developed frameworks and a method for analyzing the roles of pilot experience and expertise in off-nominal flying operations in General Aviation, particularly during adverse weather encounters. Related capabilities include aircraft and other vehicle mishap investigation and analysis. At Purdue, he conducted research funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and led the design, development, verification, and validation of a Weather Information Latency Demonstrator (WILD). He also investigated the impact of advanced sensor technologies. These investigations provided the FAA with information needed to make approval decisions regarding the use of enhanced flight vision systems.

Dr. Udo-Imeh has led multiple industrial engineering design teams and has applied data-driven approaches to identify opportunities for improvement in product development and related processes. Dr. Udo-Imeh has also served as the lecturer of an upper division course in Engineering Economics in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2020
  • M.Sc., Safety Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, 2008
  • M.I.A.D., Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1999
  • B.Eng., Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1996
  • ASSE Gold Country Section & Region II Scholarship, 2007

    Best Graduate Student, May 2008, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Purdue University)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)

Publications

Udo-Imeh, N.E., (2020). Dimensions of Pilot Experience and their Contribution to Adverse Weather Encounters Decision Making. Purdue epubs.

Michael Campbell, Nsikak Udo-Imeh, and Steven J. Landry (2018). EFVS Effects on Pilot Performance. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium, Paper 20.

Erin R. Groll, Nsikak Udo-Imeh, and Steven J. Landry. (2017). Pilot Performance with Advance Sensor Technologies Considerations. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium. Paper 122.

Risukhin, V. N., Thompson, R., Hasenick, S., Whitehurst, G., Rantz, W., Utkan F., Caldwell, B., Johnson, M., Motevalli, P., Udo-Imeh, N. & Johnson, I (2016). Integration of Affordable Information Technology Products into General Aviation Training and Research. In 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (p. 3917).

Caldwell, B. S., Johnson, M. E., Whitehurst, G., Rishukin, V., Udo-Imeh, N., Duran, L., Nyre, M., & Sperlak, L. (2015). Impact of Weather Information Latency on General Aviation Pilot Situation Awareness. In 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (p. 123).

Archer, J., J. Chen, and N. Udo-Imeh. (2013). Visual cues: What Combinations Make for a Better User Review? SemanticScholar.Org

Academic Appointments

Graduate Lecturer (Engineering Economics), School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2019 – 2020

Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering Faculty Mentor (2020)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Safety Professionals, 2007 - Present

Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2007 – Present

Member, International Council on Systems Engineering, 2007 - Present

Additional Information

Research Grants

Purdue Research Foundation Summer Research Grant (2018)

Purdue Research Foundation Summer Research Grant (2019)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2020
  • M.Sc., Safety Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, 2008
  • M.I.A.D., Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1999
  • B.Eng., Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1996
  • ASSE Gold Country Section & Region II Scholarship, 2007

    Best Graduate Student, May 2008, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Purdue University)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)