Philip Odonkor

School: School of Systems & Enterprises
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Buffalo
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Buffalo
  • B.S., Dual Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Buffalo
  • Design Optimization
  • Data-Driven Control
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Sustainability
General Information

Philip Odonkor is an assistant professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Odonkor earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where his research focused on energy optimization in net-zero energy building clusters. He followed this with a doctoral research internship with Hitachi Big Data Labs, where his research focused on optimizing industrial applications using deep reinforcement learning. His research interests lie in developing and utilizing data-driven methodologies to enable efficient and sustainable energy use within built environments, with the goal of enabling smart cities. Dr. Odonkor is a 2019 SUNY Chancellor's Award recipient. His research has been featured by the Journal of Mechanical Design and earned him the Dean's Graduate Achievement Award in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo.