IBIYEMI, Tunji Samuel was born on 2nd January 1954 at Aiyetoro-Gbedde, Kogi State. He obtained Council of Engineering Institution, CEI (UK) Part II (equivalent to Bachelor degree in UK) in Electronics Engineering from Cambridge Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Uk ; Master of Science (1980) and PhD (1982) degrees in Electrical Engineering (Computer & Control)from University of Bradford, Bradford, England .
Engr. Professor Tunji Samuel, IBIYEMI became a full professor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Computer & Control ) on 1st October 1997 (i.e. over 21 years as Professor) . He has over 36 years of post-Ph.D university teaching and research experience . He became a corporate member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (1986), chartered Engineer (UK, 1986), and also a registered engineer with COREN (1991).
He has various administrative experiences: (i) Vice Chancellor, Achievers University, Owo ( 1 April 2014- To Date); (ii) Dean/Provost, College of Science & Technology, Covenant University, Ota ( March 2002 â€“ July 2005); and (iii) Head of Department, University of Ilorin, Ilorin ( Up to 12 years). As Vice Chancellor , he introduced vocational skill acquisition for every student as additional to their degrees. He also started engineering programmes in the University. And at Covenant University, he introduced modern teaching delivery via the use of audio-visuals for presentation of lectures and seminars as a culture in the entire Covenant University right from inception.
He has successfully supervised, up to date, 16 Ph.Ds; and 100 Master degrees in both Electrical & Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science , Four (5) of those PhD he successfully supervised are now full professors . He has being serving on NUC programmes as member /chairman (accreditations, curriculum developments, benchmarking , etc) since 1991.He drafted the ICT , Computer Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering curricula being used in NUCâ€™s BMAS both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He proposed CGPA of 1.5 to be the minimum for a student to be in Good Standing thereby forming the basis for the eradication of pass degree in Nigerian Universities to NUC in 2005 now accepted as a national standard in the new BMAS .
He was a member of Panel that drafted in 2007 the national policy onâ€ť Producing the first Nigerian Astronaut, and the development of the first Nigerian made satellite and its launch vehicleâ€ť . He is member of Technical Advisory Committee at National Space Research Development Agency, NARSDA, Abuja .
He was/is External Examiner to many universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria; and served as member of PIC for four Proposed Private Universities.
He has 57 publications in national and international journals and proceedings .Two of his inventions are adjudged by the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, as among the 1,000 world inventions in 2004 in Japan . He won Federal Government STEP-B Research Grant in Biometric Signal Processing for Personal Identification and Forensic Application. He is processing FIVE patent applications resulting from the research outcome. Alsohe won TETFund research grant to Design and build an experimental Remote Sensing Micro-satellite in house.