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Jide Williams

Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

What I do

Dr. Jide Williams earned his doctorate in Material/Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver in Colorado, U.S. in 2023. He holds a distinction master's degree in Process Engineering from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. His doctoral thesis focused on the modernization of large power transformer tanks using advanced materials. Furthermore, Jide has acquired several notable certifications, including a Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement, and certifications in Python programming and machine learning.

Passionate about engineering, psychology, management, and programming, Jide aims to find a synergy between these diverse fields. Before joining the Novel High Voltage and Temperature Materials research group at the University of Denver in 2018, he spent several years working in a management consulting firm. Since then, he has authored some publications in international journals. Recently, Jide was honored with the Scholar of the Year award at the University of Denver.

Featured Publications

  • Case study: A proposed change of material and geometry for the current Large Power Transformer Tanks - Conference Paper, Springer Nature (June 2023)
  • Application of Polymer Matrix Composites in Large Power Transformer Tanks – IEEE Transactions on Power and Delivery (2022)
  • A Formalized Material Selection Approach for Large Power Transformer Tanks, Mechanics of Composite Material - 7th International Conference Porto, Portugal (September 2021)
  • Potential Improvement of the Impact Strength of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Plastics Using Graded Layered Woven Composite Core and Elastomeric Skin – Academia Journal (May 2021)
  • Random Walk-based Stochastic Modeling of Diffusion in Spherical and Ellipsoidal Composites - International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering (2020)


  • Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Graduate Scholar of the Year Award, 2022
  • Certificates: Six Sigma Black Belt Certified