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Dr. Akinjide Akintunde

Assistant Professor
Computer Science, Engineering and Physics Department
Office: Davidson 120
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4540(254) 295-4540
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering-Tulane University, M.S. in Physics-University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.Sc. in Physics-Obafemi Awolowo University


Dr. "A.K." Akintunde is an engineering educator. He obtained a B.Sc. (with honors) in physics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a MS in physics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After obtaining his B.Sc. degree, he taught high school physics for a year, and worked in the corporate sector with PricewaterhouseCoopers for three years rising to the senior associate position. As an undergraduate, his research was in environmental health physics and as a master's degree student, his research focused on computational modeling of infrasonic attenuation and dispersion in the lower thermosphere. His interests in applications of scientific concepts and engineering methods to biology and medicine led him to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineeing at Tulane University where his research was on mathematical modeling of soft biological tissues. His overall motivation is to solve engineering problems and contribute to the improvement of human living conditions.

Research Interests

Biomechanics: soft tissue mechanics, constitutive modeling, growth and remodeling

Acoustics: atmospheric acoustics, biomedical acoustics

Medical physics: Dosimetry, Imaging

Numerical optimization, Bayesian estimation, Uncertainty quantification, and Sensitivity analysis