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Prof Alamu OguntolaProfessor ALAMU Oguntola Jelil B.Tech., M.Sc., Ph.D

Oguntola Jelil ALAMU is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. He bagged West African School Certificate ‘O’ level with distinctions in 7 subjects from Baptist High School, Iwo in 1988. He obtained B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, M.Sc. in the same discipline at the University of Ibadan and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (Renewable Energy) at LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He is a member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigeria Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Council for Renewable Energy in Nigeria (CREN) and African Wind Energy Association (AFRIWEA). He was Acting Head of Mechanical Engineering Department (FUNAAB; 2008-2010), Acting Head of Civil Engineering Department (2010-2011), Acting Director of Academic Planning (2011-2014) and Dean, Faculty of Engineering (2014-2016). He was a member of Governing Council and served as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo (2015 – 2016).

Professor Oguntola Jelil Alamu has been teaching, conducting research and performing administrative functions in Nigerian Universities including LAUTECH Ogbomoso, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Osun State University, Osogbo. He has also taught at Bells University of Technology, Ota in adjunct capacity and at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti on Sabbatical appointment. He is an external examiner to Covenant University, Ota, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, University of Ibadan, Federal University of Technology, Minna and FUNAAB, Abeokuta. Courses taught include Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Drawing, Engineering Materials, Metallurgy, Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy, Structural Mechanics, Workshop Practice, Strength of Materials, Mechanics of Metal Forming, Applied Thermodynamics, Energy Technology, Fluid Machinery, Heat and Mass transfer.

Research interests of Professor Oguntola Jelil Alamu are in thermodynamics of materials, fluid flow and renewable energy. He has made a few contributions to knowledge in the area of engineering economy in pipe flow and heat transfer, simulation of hot rolling of HCSS316, and more prominently in biodiesel potentials of Nigerian palm kernel oil (PKO) and characterization of a few non-edible oil crops as biofuel. He has published widely in high impact journals of repute. He has attended international conferences; disseminating his research findings. One of his research publication was globally ranked by Sciencedirect (Elsevier) as “Top 25 most downloaded Articles” in Fuel. He has over 400 citations of his articles as captured by Google Scholar. He is currently working on invitation from Sanaa University, Yemen, for a collaborative work on Jatropha with Taiz University. Another current effort is on an invitation to be part of I-GIVE Initiative involving Professor S. P. Vanka and Professor Jimmy Hsia from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign together with Professor R.O. Fagbenle in Nigeria on sustainable energy production in African countries.




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