Emmanuel Agba

Emmanuel Agba

Senior Lecturer


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University
MEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria
BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria

Areas of interest

  • Product realization
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Virtual manufacturing engineering
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • High-speed machining
  • Robotics
  • Composite materials
  • Plastics production
  • Reverse engineering


Previously, Dr. Agba was a Manufacturing Manager at Ford Motor Company. He is experienced in the automotive and plastics industries and virtual manufacturing technologies, product lifecycle management (PLM), CAD, CAM, CAE, and components traceability. Dr. Agba is also experienced in supplier integration, design and manufacturing collaboration, technical training, and plastics production. He is knowledgeable about teaching, research and consulting as a lead professor of Mechanical system design. Dr. Agba has implemented new technologies for process improvement and cost reduction. He is Six Sigma certified.

Professional Experience

Consultant, GLG Council Member/Educator, 2008 – Present
Manager, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, 2000 – 2008
Professor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 1991 – 2000
Manager, Starline Nigeria Ltd, Aba, Nigeria, 1984 – 1985

Honors and Awards

VP’s Award for Outstanding 6-Sigma Contribution, Ford Motor Company 2008
Technical Maturity Model Award, Ford Motor Company 2006
Manufacturing Excellence Awards, Ford Motor Company 2005
MTA/SME Best Paper , Society of manufacturing Engineers 1999


Certifed Six-Sigma Black Belt, Ford Motor Company, 2007
Registered Professional Engineer, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), 1998


United States Patent 20080110224 – Method of forming a surface finished workpiece for a vehicle from a metal sheet

Emmanuel Agba

Senior Lecturer
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