Ph.D., M.S., University at Buffalo
Campus Address: Bdg. 70 GOL 70-1373
Office Telephone: (585) 475-5726
Research interests include: Electric machine design and application, multifactor stress aging of insulation and dielectrics and pulsed power and energy systems.
Shola Olabisi, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, having joined RIT in 2014. Previously he was an Electric Machine Design Engineer at GE Transportation. His research is focused on electric machine design and application, multifactor stress aging of insulation and dielectrics and pulsed power and energy systems.
Some of his scholarly works include:
 T. M. DiSanto, S. Olabisi, D. P. Muffoletto, et al., "Temporal Analysis of Exploding Film Burst
Phenomenon," Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 39, pp. 603-607, 2011.
 J. L. Zirnheld, S. Olabisi, K. Burke, T. M. Disanto, H. L. Moore, and H. Singh, "Electric Explosion of Aluminum
Metallized Film," Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 37, pp. 2378-2384, 2009.
Refereed Conference Proceedings Articles
 D.P. Muffoletto, C. Mandris, S. Olabisi, K. M. Burke, J. L. Zirnheld, H. L. Moore, H. Singh, and M. Sussmann,
"Design and analysis of a smart power management system for ultracapacitor-powered robotic platform," in
Power Modulation and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), 2010 IEEE International, 2010, pp. 646-646.
 A. Caulcrick, S. Olabisi, J. Zirnheld, H. Moore, H. Singh, "Geometrical effects on hold-off voltage in polystyrene
insulator," in Power Modulation and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), 2010 IEEE International, 2010, pp. 443-448.
Olabisi has been awarded the GE Above and Beyond Award Feb. 2013, Aug. & May 2012, Dec. 201l & Oct 2010; German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship (DAAD) Fall 2005 – Spring 2009; Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Spring 2008; MOOG Fellowship Spring 2008; James W. and Nancy A. McLernon Engineering Scholarship 2004 – 2005 and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholar. He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society);American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).