Born on the 31st July, 1955 in Zaria, Kaduna State. Prof. Sambo graduated with a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979. In 1983, he obtained his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Thereafter, he returned to Bayero University, Kano, from where he rose to the post of Senior Lecturer in 1989. In 1991, he was appointed Professor in Energy Studied at the same Universi
Between 1980 and 1989, at Bayero University, Prof. Sambo has contributed extensively in the areas of Thermo fluids Mechanics Research and Energy Studied , Turbo machinery and also substantial contributions have been made concerning the analysis of Lamina and Turbulent Flows in rotor-stator Cavities with emphasis on the heat transfer characteristics, he developed a solar radiation measurement system that has been used to analyze solar radiation data of Kano and several other cities in Northern Nigeria. He Design and Constructed Solar Water Heater and analysed their performance. Prof. Sambo joined Sokoto Energy Research Centre in 1989 as a Director and in 1991, he was appointed Professor of Energy Studies. He led and coordinated several research groups in Research and Development activities in renewable energy covering Solar Radiation Data Studies, Solar Thermal Conversion, Biodigesters, Improve Wood burning Stoves and Solar Photovoltalics.
Prof. Sambo served as Vice-Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State for two terms 1995-2004. He is presently the Director General / Chief Executive of the Energy Commission of Nigeria and has been Vice Chair, World Energy Council (WEC), Africa Region since 2007.
Prof. Sambo is a registered Engineer (COREN) and member of many professional bodies including International Solar Energy Society (ISES), 1986, the International Energy Foundation (IEF), 1990, the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), 1992. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, the Nigerian Academy of Science and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.
- Thermofluids, Energy Studies and Renewable Energy