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Dr Okechukwu Okorie

Dr Okechukwu Okorie

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Okechukwu joined the University of Exeter as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Circular Technology working as the Lead Researcher for the EPSRC funded Circular 4.0: Data Driven Intelligence for a Circular Economy (EP/R032041/1) grant. This three year project is expected to develop novel solutions in employing data-driven intelligence to optimise the selection of Circular Economy strategies for products as well as defining the modes and timings of intervention in the product lifecycle. He had previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Circular Technology at Cranfield University. He is also a Co-I on two SPRITE+ EPSRC (EP/S035869/1) projects. He is a Review Editor for Frontiers in Sustainability journal and a member, Exeter Academic Steering Group.

Dr. Okechukwu Okorie holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and an MSc in Engineering Management from the University of South Wales, United Kingdom. He completed his PhD at the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, Cranfield University. Previous work experience include Condition Monitoring Analyst and Asset Care Maintenance Engineer at Diageo Nigeria (Guinness Nigeria Plc). Here he led projects including integrating maintenance planning with condition monitoring analysis and logistics, adoption of SAP from Maximo for maintenance planning as well as design of new warehousing facilities. He has also worked as a Supply Chain Development Analyst for Damco, United Kingdom. He is an IMechE Chartered Engineer and a UK STEM Volunteer.

His PhD research was focused on integrating digitisation with the circular economy where examined the data-enabled decision making process in the remanufacturing of sensor-embedded products. This work utilised a mixed-method approach, employing system dynamics modelling tool as well as qualitative research methods. As part of his PhD, he has won two conference-based awards. He regularly publishes, and presents his work at conferences and industry-based webinars and was recently a Visiting Academic in Remanufacturing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. He was recently selected as a GW4 Crucible 2021 participant.

Nationality: Nigerian

Qualifications

BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD in Manufacturing (Cranfield)

Research interests

  • Circular Economy.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Circular Value Chains
  • Circular Business Models
  • Smart Remanufacturing
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Modelling and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems
  • Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance.
  • End-of-Product Life Cycle Analysis.
  • Data-Enabled Decision Making.

Research projects

(as PhD & PDRA)

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Okorie OS, Turner C, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W (In Press). A decision-making framework for the implementation of remanufacturing in rechargeable energy storage system in hybrid and electric vehicles. Procedia Manufacturing Full text. DOI.
Kahupi I, Eiríkur Hull C, Okorie O, Millette S (2021). Building competitive advantage with sustainable products – a case study perspective of stakeholders. Journal of Cleaner Production, 289, 125699-125699. Full text. DOI.
Okorie O, Charnley F, Russell J, Tiwari A, Moreno M (2021). Circular Business Models in High Value Manufacturing: Five Industry Cases to Bridge Theory and Practice. Business Strategy and the Environment Full text. DOI.
Turner C, Okorie O, Emmanouilidis C, Oyekan J (2020). A Digital Maintenance Practice Framework for Circular Production of Automotive Parts. IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Service and Technology Full text.
Okorie O, Subramoniam R, Charnley F, Patsavellas J, Widdifield D, Salonitis K (2020). Manufacturing in the Time of COVID-19: an Assessment of Barriers and Enablers. IEEE Engineering Management Review, 48(3), 167-175. Full text. DOI.
Okorie O, Charnley F, Ehiagwina A, Tiwari D, Salonitis K (2020). Towards a simulation-based understanding of smart remanufacturing operations: a comparative analysis. Journal of Remanufacturing Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie OS, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to Enable a Data-Driven Circular Economy. Sustainability, 11 Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie O, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to enable a data-driven circular economy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(12). Abstract. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Turner C (2018). A Systems Dynamics Enabled Real-Time Efficiency for Fuel Cell Data-Driven Remanufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2 Full text. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno MM, Turner C, Tiwari A (2018). Digitisation and the Circular Economy: a Review of Current Research and Future Trends. Energies, 11 Full text. DOI.

Chapters

Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno M, Turner C, Tiwari A (2019). Manufacturing Data for the Implementation of Data-Driven Remanufacturing for the Rechargeable Energy Storage System in Electric Vehicles. In Dao D, Howlett RJ, Setchi R, Vlacis L (Eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2018, Springer International, 277-289.  Abstract.  Full text.

Conferences

Okorie OS, Charnley F, Salonitis K (2019). A Framework to Support a Simulation-Based Understanding of Digitalisation in Remanufacturing Operations. International Conference on Remanufacturing. 23rd - 25th Jun 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Okorie OS, Turner C, Charnley F, Moreno M, Tiwari A (2017). A review of data driven approaches for circular economy in manufacturing. 18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), 1-5 October 2017. 1st - 5th Oct 2017. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Okorie OS, Turner C, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W (In Press). A decision-making framework for the implementation of remanufacturing in rechargeable energy storage system in hybrid and electric vehicles. Procedia Manufacturing Full text. DOI.

2021

Kahupi I, Eiríkur Hull C, Okorie O, Millette S (2021). Building competitive advantage with sustainable products – a case study perspective of stakeholders. Journal of Cleaner Production, 289, 125699-125699. Full text. DOI.
Okorie O, Charnley F, Russell J, Tiwari A, Moreno M (2021). Circular Business Models in High Value Manufacturing: Five Industry Cases to Bridge Theory and Practice. Business Strategy and the Environment Full text. DOI.

2020

Turner C, Okorie O, Emmanouilidis C, Oyekan J (2020). A Digital Maintenance Practice Framework for Circular Production of Automotive Parts. IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Service and Technology Full text.
Okorie O, Subramoniam R, Charnley F, Patsavellas J, Widdifield D, Salonitis K (2020). Manufacturing in the Time of COVID-19: an Assessment of Barriers and Enablers. IEEE Engineering Management Review, 48(3), 167-175. Full text. DOI.
Okorie O, Charnley F, Ehiagwina A, Tiwari D, Salonitis K (2020). Towards a simulation-based understanding of smart remanufacturing operations: a comparative analysis. Journal of Remanufacturing Full text. DOI.

2019

Okorie OS, Charnley F, Salonitis K (2019). A Framework to Support a Simulation-Based Understanding of Digitalisation in Remanufacturing Operations. International Conference on Remanufacturing. 23rd - 25th Jun 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno M, Turner C, Tiwari A (2019). Manufacturing Data for the Implementation of Data-Driven Remanufacturing for the Rechargeable Energy Storage System in Electric Vehicles. In Dao D, Howlett RJ, Setchi R, Vlacis L (Eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2018, Springer International, 277-289.  Abstract.  Full text.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie OS, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to Enable a Data-Driven Circular Economy. Sustainability, 11 Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie O, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to enable a data-driven circular economy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(12). Abstract. DOI.

2018

Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Turner C (2018). A Systems Dynamics Enabled Real-Time Efficiency for Fuel Cell Data-Driven Remanufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2 Full text. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno MM, Turner C, Tiwari A (2018). Digitisation and the Circular Economy: a Review of Current Research and Future Trends. Energies, 11 Full text. DOI.

2017

Okorie OS, Turner C, Charnley F, Moreno M, Tiwari A (2017). A review of data driven approaches for circular economy in manufacturing. 18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), 1-5 October 2017. 1st - 5th Oct 2017. Abstract.  Full text.

Clients

  • PSS
  • HSSMI
  • Riversimple
  • Cisco
  • Airbus
  • Rolls Royce
  • Techbuyer

Funding Bodies

  • EPSRC

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Awards and Honours


External positions

  • Research Participant, Wharton Global faculty Development Program, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. (2020)
  • Visiting Academic Scholar in Remanufacturing, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA. (2019)
  • Journal Reviewer: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Remanufacturing, Journal of Cleaner Production, Sustainability, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health), Energies. (Ongoing)
  • Associate Supervisor (MSc Student, Cranfield University) (2019 – Ongoing)
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology