Professor Taiwo had his B.Sc in Chemical Engineering, M.Sc and Ph.D in Control Engineering. His professional qualifications include FIChE, C.Eng, FNSE; FNSChE; COREN Registered, Sen. MAIChE.
He has held several management positions, including Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dean Faculty of Technology, Member, OAU Ceremonials Committee, Chairman Studentsâ€™ Disciplinary Committee, Member Fact-Finding Committee on Alleged Curriculum Vitae Falsification, Member, Business Committee of Senate, Chairman, Faculty Research Committee and Member of University Senate.
has over 80 publications in learned journals, refereed conference proceedings and
monographs as well as technical reports and chapters in a book.
research is in the area of Process Systems Engineering (PSE). He discovered the
Recycle Compensator (Taiwoâ€™s Recycle Compensator). He introduced an innovative
way of determining the accuracy of numerical inversion of Laplace Transforms as
well as solving the erstwhile difficult task of obtaining an analytical
expression for the loss function, in terms of unknown parameters, facilitating
the cheap computation of optimal reduced models with time delays. He also
solved the problem of computing stable, optimal, moment approximants of any
desired order. He has been invited to deliver lectures in his areas of
expertise around the world, including Kingâ€™s College London, Technical
University of Dortmund, Technical University of Berlin, University of
Canterbury, Tohoku University and was a Keynote speaker at the 2009, 2014 and
2015 Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers Conference. He delivered a Special
Lecture at the 2015 OAU Faculty of Technology Conference. He was a Senior
Research Fellow with Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt, and
investigated the reliabilities of equipment, field instruments and components. The
current hands-on exposure his team emphasizes has engendered the implementation
of various linear and nonlinear control laws on experimental systems housed in
the PSE Laboratory. The use of dSPACE interface, Arduino Mega boards and MATLAB
real-time workshop facilitates convenient implementation of these algorithms.
Taiwo popularized the use of computer algebra programming such as MATLAB,
MATHEMATHECA and Maple in Nigeria since 1993 and has subsequently taught these,
leading other professors as resource persons in the process at the National
Mathematical Centre Abuja and other venues. Even now, he is still very much
involved in such dissemination of knowledge having being hired by Tangier Int.
Nig Ltd, for the training of Federal University of Technology, Minna staff in using Maple/Maplesim during 25th
to 29th January, 2015.
Vice Chancellor of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand noted that Prof
Taiwo was the first black African to be invited on the prestigious Erskine
Fellowship to teach at the University in 2008. Prof Green, the Editor of
Perryâ€™s Chemical Engineersâ€™ Handbook, who was on the same program shared office
with Prof Taiwo then. Prof Taiwo has been on Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
to Germany on many occasions.