PROFESSOR KAYODE JOSHUA SIMONYAN

PROFESSOR KAYODE JOSHUA SIMONYAN

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Biography

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PROFILE OF KAYODE JOSHUA SIMONYAN

PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIORESOURCES ENGINEERING

A.     EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATE:

1.       Primary School:           ECWA OLSMB School, Oke Egbe. Kogi State       FSLC             1978

2.       Secondary School:       Titcombe College, Egbe. Kogi State        WASC/GCE ‘O’ Level    1983

3.       University/ Other Higher Institutions Attended:

i.         University of Ilorin, Ilorin                                           BEng (Agric)                              1988

ii.       Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria                                 MSc (Agric Engrg.)                    1997

iii.      Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria                                 PhD (Agric Engrg.)                     2006

B.     EMPLOYMENT, TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCES

1.       Full Employment History with Dates:

i.              Trainee Engineer, NYSC Farms, Uyo                                                                  1988-1989

ii.            Teacher, Titcombe College, Egbe                                                                       1989-1990

iii.          Assistant Lecturer, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.                                                 1990-1991

iv.           Assistant Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria                                              1991-1997

v.             Lecturer II, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria                                                          1997- 2001

vi.           Senior Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria                                                   2006 - 2008

vii.         Senior Lecturer, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike                      2008 - 2009

            viii.      Associate Professor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike               2009  - 2012

ix.        Visiting Associate Professor, University of Ilorin, Ilorin. Kwara State                     2010 - 2011

                        x.         Professor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike                             2012 – Date

                        xi.        Visiting Professor. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden                             2017 – 2018

                   2. Administrative Experience within and outside the University

            i.  Programme Leader/Head of Department, Agricultural Engineering Technology Programme,

                Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2003-2008)
            ii.  Programme Leader, Engineering and Information Technology, MOUAU (2008-2010)
            iii. Head of Department, Agricultural Engineering Department, CEET/MOUAU (2008-2010)

            iv. Deputy Dean, CEET/MOUAU (March 2012 to March 2016)

            v.  Publicity Secretary, Farm Management Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State Chapter (1997-1999)
            vi.  Public Relation Officer, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, North West Region (2003-2008)

            vii. Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,          Umudike. Abia State. 2018 to date.

       3. Editorship of Journals

            Editor - in - Chief, Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology, CEET/MOUAU (2013 to date).

C.     CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

i.                     Endogenous Machine  Design and Development

ii.                   Drying and Renewable Energy

iii.                  Bioenergy

iv.                 Modeling and Systems Analysis

v.                   Crop Processing and Storage

D.       OTHERS

1.       Chairman / Membership of Boards

i.          Member, Ahmadu Bello University Screening Committee (1996)

ii.           Member, Senate. CEET Representative, MOUAU (2008)

iii.         Member, University Ceremonials Committee, MOUAU (2009 - 2010)
iv.         Committee on Splitting of Physical Planning and Works Department, MOUAU (2009)
v.         Member, Senate Committee on Harmonization of Student Handbook, MOUAU (2009)
vi..        Member, Task Force Committee on COREN Accreditation, MOUAU (2009)
vii.        Chairman, Committee on Prof. U.G.N. Anazodo Memorial Lecture, MOUAU (2009-2010)
viii.       Member, Task Force on MOUAU Petrol Station Rehabilitation (2010)
ix.         Member, Task Force on Tractor, MOUAU (2010)
x.         Member, University Committee on Universities Research and Development Fair, MOUAU (2010)
xi.         Member, Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF), MOUAU Contingent,             Federal University of Technology Minna (October 2012)
xii.        Member, Federal Ministry of Education Research Fair, MOUAU Contingent. Abuja (November 2012)
xiii.       Participant, National Stakeholders’ Workshop/Exhibition on National System of Innovation. Organised by    the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and UNDP. Mandela Hall, Hotel De La Paix, Aba (25th -         26th January, 2013)
xiv.       Member, MOUAU Contingent to the RMRDC NIRAM Expo, Lagos (October 2014)
xv.        Chairman, Prof U. G. N. Anazodo Memorial Lecture, CEET/MOUAU (2013 to 2015)
xvi.       Member, College Postgraduate Committee, CEET/MOUAU (2013 to date)
xvii.      Member, College Committee on Conference/Workshop, CEET/MOUAU (2013 to 2015)
xviii.     Chairman, Technical Sub - Committee, CEET/MOUAU Maiden Conference (2014)
xix.       Member, Committee on Investigation of Keeping Two Jobs by Some Staff, MOUAU (2014)
xx.        Chairman, Committee on Alleged Misappropriation and Mismanagement of SSANU MCS Ltd. MOUAU       (2014)
xxi.       Chairman, Caretaker Committee, MOUAU University Alumni Association (2014 to 2016)
xxii.      Member, Committee on Review of University Research Policy (2014).
xxiii.     Chairman, Institutional Strengthening Programme, Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership             Enhancement. Sponsored by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK aid and Vitae. MOUAU    (2015 to 2018)
xxiv.      Member, MOUAU Contingent to the RMRDC NIRAM Expo, Abuja. (February 2016)
xxv.      Member, Committee on the Completion of University Motor Park. MOUAU (2016)
xxvi.     Member, Senate Committee to Determine where to Domicile ENT/GNT 221 and ENT/GNT311. MOUAU    (2016)
xxvii.    Member, University Proposal Writing Committee, MOUAU (2016)
xxviii.    Chairman, Central Organizing Committee, Maiden MOUAU Staff Induction Programme (2016)
xxix      Member, Investigation Panel on the Cases of Absenteeism, MOUAU ( 2017)
xxx.       Member, Senate Committee on Leave a Legacy, MOUAU (2017)
xxxi      Chairman, Committee on the Completion of University Motor Park. MOUAU (2017)
xxxii     Member, Senate Committee on Request for Collaboration with Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,             Umudike with Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Incubation Centre, Aba (2017)
xxxiii     Member, 8th Convocation and 25th Anniversary Ceremony Committee (2017)
xxxiv.   Chairman, Works and Venues sub-committee, 8th Convocation and 25th Anniversary Ceremony    Committee (2017).

2. Membership of Professional Bodies

i. Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (MNIAE)
ii. Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)

iii. Member, Farm Management Association of Nigeria (MFAMAN)
iv. Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

v. Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (MASABE)
3. National Assignments

i. Team Member, NUC accreditation exercise to three Nigerian Universities (2018)

ii. LGA Collation Officer,  Independent National Electoral Commission Adhoc Staff (2019)

 

 

4.  Achievements with Dates

i. Cited in Marquis Who‘s Who in the World. 22nd Edition 2005 (Published in November 2004)
ii. MOUAU Management  Commendation as Chairman, Committee on Alleged Misappropriation and Mismanagement of SSANU Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd (2014)
iii. MOUAU Council Commendation  as Member, MOUAU Contingent that won Best Exhibitor, Best Innovation Technology, High Local Content and Early Bird in the 2nd Nigerian Raw Materials Expo (NIRAM) (2014)
5.  Distinctions and Award:

i. Postgraduate Scholarship Award of the Kogi State Government (1992/93)
ii.  Postgraduate Scholarship Award of the Federal Government of Nigeria (1994/95)
iii. Research Grant, Development of Kerosene fired Incubator with Temperature Controller. Sponsored by               Division of Agricultural Colleges Board of Research (1997)
iv.  Netherlands Fellowship Award (2000)

v.  Research Grant, Development and Performance Evaluation of a Motorized Ginger Splitting Machine
(EIT /08/01) (2010)
vi.  Research Grant, Development of Irvingia Nut Cracking Machine. Funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). (2011).
vii. Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Auburn University, United           States of America. Sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) (2012)

viii. Research Grant, Development and Performance Evaluation of an Improved Endogenously Designed Ginger Juice Expression Machine for Value Addition funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). (2018).