AfolabiDare Afolabi
Associate Professor


Office: Engineering East 158                                                

Phone: (559) 278-4274                         

Mailing Address: 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030        

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 2-3PM; Wednesday: 12:30-1:45PM       

More Information about Dr. Afolabi:

Current Courses:

  • ME 1: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 2: Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 112: Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
  • ME 125: Engineering Statistics and Experimentation


  •  Ph.D. Imperial College, London.

Industry Experience:

Worked on vibration problems in jet engines as applicable to the Space Shuttle main engine, and on curved blades for the Advanced Turboprop project at NASA Glenn Research Center.


Afolabi, D.: The cusp catastrophe and the stability problems of helicopter ground resonance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series A, vol. 441, 1993.

Afolabi, D.: Flutter analysis using transversality theory. NASA Technical Memorandum NASA-TM-106382, NAS 1.15:106382. National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA.

Research Interests:

  • Vibration problems in large-scale structures and at nanotube levels.
  • Dynamics of structures.
  • Aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
  • Stability problems in engineering.
  • Control Systems