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PROFILE OF ENGR. PROFESSOR ADENIYI OLAYANJU

Engr. Professor Adeniyi OLAYANJU is a Professor of Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization and the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Philomath Univerty Abuja. He is also the immediate past Vice – Chancellor of Landmark University, Omu-Aran Kwara State

Professor  Olayanju has been involved in the execution of some national and international collaborative projects such as DFID/PrOpCom Rice Project, UNDP/SMEDAN Auto-Spare Parts Project, RMRDC/FIIRO Beniseed Project and IITA/FUNAAB Cassava Weed Project. Some of these have also won awards and financial gains for his University. He had part of his training at the Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, CIAE, Bhopal MP, India, The Tinytech  Tajkoot India and Chinana Bamboo Research Centre CBRC, Hangzhou, China.

He was  the Pioneer Dean of Engineering, OYSCATECH, Igboora (2013 – 2014), a Member of Appointment and Promotion Committee of Academics Staff APCAS, 2015 – 2017, the Dean of Student Affairs of FUNAAB, 2015 -2017, the Deputy Dean, College of Engineering, FUNAAB between 2007 and 2009,. He delivered the 51st Inaugural Lecture of FUNAAB on the titled: Man, Material and Machine – The Tricycle of Agricultural Mechanization (the soft copy is online and the video coverage of the lecture is on you tube). 

Engr. Professor Adeniyi OLAYANJU was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 12th of August, 1968. The young Olayanju started his Primary School Education in 1974 at Salvation Army Primary School, Oje – Igosun, Ibadan.

 

He gained Admission to Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi G.R.A. Ibadan in 1980. As a pioneer student, he was the Food Prefect and later, the Labour Prefect of the School. He passed out of the secondary school in 1985 with good grades in WASCE. 

He went to Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos in 1986 for his Lower Basic School and was briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos before proceeding to the University of Ibadan, in 1987.

As an Undergraduate, he was on the Dean’s Honours list and the President of Agricultural Engineering Students’ Society. He graduated from the University of Ibadan with B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering in 1992, 1997 and 2002 respectively. He also got the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Graduate of the Year Award in 1996. Professor Olayanju was with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Lagos as a Principal Research Engineer between 1997 and 2004. He was engaged in the Project Design and Development of Agricultural and Food Processing Equipment using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) package. 

He joined the services of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in June 2004 as a Lecturer 1, re-appointed Senior Lecturer in September, 2005 and Promoted Professor of Agricultural Mechanization in October 2012. 

Professor Olayanju is an External Examiner and Assessor to Some Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.  He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (FNIAE), a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (MNIFST), a COREN Registered Engineer and have over 60 published articles in reputable national and international journals, refereed conference proceedings and technical reports in my area of expertise. 

He assumed duty as the Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Philomath University Abuja on October 4th, 2021.