ENGR. PROF. O. O. ADEWOYE
Prof. Olusegun Oyeleke Adewoye was born on 15th April, 1947 in Ilesa, Osun State. He obtained a high school certificate from Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, in 1968, and B.Sc degree in Metallurgy from University of Manchester in 1973. In 1976, he obtained a Ph.D degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from University of Cambridge.
He was a Lecturer in Engineering Physics at University of Ife from 1976 to 1984. He was Senior Lecturer, Reader and Head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) from 1984 to 1988. By 1989, he became a Professor of MME. He served in the following: University Senate (1982-1988); University Appointments and Promotions Committee (1984-1985); Departmental Post Graduate Committee (1983-1985); several Faculty Committees; University Space Planning Committee (1985-1988); and University Housing Allocation Committee (1985-1987). He was Director, Central Technological Laboratory and Workshops (1992-1995); and Dean, Student Affairs (1993-1995). He supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate students some of who are now Professors in Universities, Chief Executives of government parastatals and captains of industry.
Professor Adewoye joined the Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI), Akure as Director/Chief Executive. His work at this Institute include: Foundry Technology Education Center, Rotary Furnaces, Ceramic Kiln, Austempered Ductile Iron Technology and Carbo-Nitriding Strengthening of Ferrous Alloy Surfaces. In 2003, he became the Director General/Chief Executive of NASENI which supervises seven (7) centres/institutes including: SEDI Enugu, SEDI Minna, CAT Awka, HEDI Kano, EMDI Akure, NEDDEC Nnewi and PEEMADEC Okene. Professor Adewoye has over 50 publications to his credit. His current Development efforts cover Organic Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes from Polymers, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAD/CAM).
Professor Adewoye has established a number of Linkage Projects with overseas institutions. He was Hearst Mining Research Fellow and Visiting Professor University of California, Berkley, Visiting Scientist Princeton Materials Institute, Member Board of Execution, US/Africa Material Research Programme, Member African Materials Research Society and Project Coordinator Nigeria/UNESCO Project for the Reform and Revitalization of Nigeria‚Äôs Science, Technology, Innovation System.
Professor Adewoye is a Registered Engineer (COREN) and member of many professional bodies including: Nigerian Society of Engineers, Institute of Metals, Nigerian Institute of Physics, Royal Microscopic Society (Fellow), British Institute of Ceramics, Material Society of Nigeria (inaugural Fellow and current National President). He is the recipient of several awards including: Western State of Nigerian Scholar (1970-1973); Prize Man, University of Manchester, England (1979); Federal Government of Nigeria Scholar (1973-1976); Visiting Scholar, California Institute of Mining; Research Fellow University of California Berkeley; Distinguished Scientist Award, Faculty of Science Obafemi Awolowo University (2004); and Award of Excellence Nigerian Institute of Physics (2005).