Curriculum vitae


CURRICULUM VITAE

 

I           (a)        Full Names (Surname first):               COKER, Akinwale Oladotun              

            (b)        Date of Birth:                           11 September, 1966

            (c)        Department & Faculty                    Department of Civil Engineering,         ,                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty of Technology,

                                                                      University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

                                                                       Nigeria.

             (d)         (i) Email Address : cokerwale@yahoo.com

                           (ii) Alternative Email: ao.coker@ui.edu.ng

              (e)         GSM Numbers: +234-8033644074

                                                      +234-8092150892

 

II         Institutions attended (with dates)

(a)          University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (October 1982-July 1987).

 

            (b)        Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (January 1989-April 1991).

                       

            (c)        University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (March 1995-June 2002).

                       

III        Academic and Professional Qualifications (with dates)

            (a)        Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (July 1987).          

            (b)        Master of Science in Civil Engineering (January 1992).

            (c)        Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (August, 2002).

            (d)       Certificate of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

            No.R.11123 (14th March, 2005).

IV        Scholarships and Fellowships

(a)                Federal Government Scholarship for M.Sc. Civil Engineering programme in Obafemi, Awolowo University (1990).

(b)               Recipient of John and Catherine MacArthur Fellowship for 6-month Post-

Doctoral study at the University of Freiburg, Germany (2004).

(c)                 Recipient of Lady Wulfrun Fellowship for 4-month visiting research at the University of Wolverhampton, UK (2007).

 

 

 

V         Details of Working Experience at University Level (with dates)

 

(a)        Teaching Experience:

1991 – 1995: Lecturer II, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan,    Ibadan.

1995 – 2002: Lecturer 1, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

 

2002 – 2010: Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

2006-2007: Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering. Covenant University

2007–2008: Visiting Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

2008-Date:   Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and

Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

2010 – Date: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

2010 – 2011: Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Osun State University,

                      Osogbo.

2011- 2012: Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Covenant University, Ota.

2012 – Date: Visiting Professor and PhD Research Advisor, School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK.

2013 - Date: UI Site Principal Investigator, Collaborative Biomedical Engineering Research Grant between UI and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA awarded by US-based National Institutes of Health.

2013 – Date: Affiliate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

2014 – Date: Visiting Professor, Center for Urban and Rural Research, Alabama A & M

                      University, Alabama, USA.

2015 – Date: Southern Nigeria Research Team Leader in Collaborative Research on Urban Nigeria undertaken with the University of The West of England, Bristol, UK.

 

(b)   Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses taught from November, 1991 till 2016 include among others: Soil Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Practice, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydraulic Design, Water Resources, Terotechnology, Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Supply and Waste Disposal, Advanced Public Health Engineering, Construction Project Management and Advanced Hydrology

 

 

 

(c)        Experience in Supervision of Postgraduate Independent Research:

(i)         30 M.Sc. Project reports supervised from 2002-2016.

 

(ii)        Major Supervisor of Seven Ph.D. Thesis from 2009 – 2016. 

     

 

(d)       Details of Administrative Responsibilities:

 

(i)         1992-1995:   Undergraduate Coordinator for Civil Engineering Department.

(ii)       1993-1995:   Secretary, Academic Staff Meetings for Civil Engineering    Department

  (iii)      1996-1998:   Representative of the Department of Civil Engineering on the Faculty   of Technology’s Time Table and Curricular Development Committee

(iv)     1998-2002:   Representative of the Department of Civil Engineering on the Faculty of Technology’s Library and Publication Committee

            (v)       2003-2006:   Postgraduate Coordinator for Civil Engineering Department.

            (vi)      2005-Date:    Member of the Senate of the University of Ibadan.

            (vii)     2006-2007:   Chairman, Planning Committee for Silver Jubilee Celebration of Civil Engineering Department, University of Ibadan.

            (viii)  2006-date: Member, Appointments and Promotions Panel of the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan.

 (ix)   2007-2010: Member, Ad-hoc Sub Committee of the Council Committee on   Community Development on the University of Ibadan Total Environment.

(x)     2008-2010:  Acting Head, Department of Civil Engineering, UI (1st Alumnus to

                               occupy the position).

(xi)   2012-2014: Representative of the Faculty of Technology on University Appointments

                             and Promotion Committee.

(xii)  2014-2016: Representative of Congregation on University Senior Staff Housing Committee.

(xiii)  2014-Date:  Head, Department of Civil Engineering, UI (1st Alumnus Substantive                     HOD)

 

 

 

VI        Details of Appointments as External Examiner in Nigeria and Overseas

(a)  2009-2011   External Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Ladoke Akintola

                           University of Technology, Ogbomosho

            (b)  2011-2012   External Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Osun State

                           University, Osogbo.

            (c)  2012-2014   External Examiner, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

                           University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.

            (d)  2013-2015   External Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Convenant

                           University, Ota.

            (e)   2014-2016  External Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Modibbo Adama

                           University of Technology, Yola.

            (f)   2014-2015   External Examiner, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment,

                           Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.

 

VII      Appointments as External Assessor for Professorial Promotions in Nigeria and

Overseas

    I have served as External Assessor for four Federal Universities, three State Universities     and two Private Universities in Nigeria as well as for two Universities in Ghana.

 

VIII     Details of Consultancy Experience and Appointments outside the University

            (a)  2005-2006:   Consultant to Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) on Hospital Waste Management in SPDC – supported health facilities in Delta State as well as for the Training on Safe Management of oil and gas wastes for her (SPDC) contractors in Rivers State       

(b)  2006-2008:   Consultant Environmental Engineer to Environmental Services Ltd., Lagos., Nigeria.  Projects handled include Waste Management Audits, Environmental Audits and Environmental Impact Assessments commissioned by Mobil PLC, Lagos, Nigeria Flour Mills, Lagos, Nigeria Breweries PLC, Lagos, Guinness Nigeria PLC, Benin, Aba and Lagos Plants.

(c)  2007-2009:     International Consultant to PCC Ltd., UK.  Taught at her 2008 “National Seminar on Research and Academic Development in Nigeria” which was attended by high-profile Academicians, Researchers and Technocrats in Abuja, Nigeria.

(d)  2008-2009:   Consultant, UNICEF:  Training for Middle-level and Management cadres

staff of selected eight Northern States on “Rainwater Harvesting and Utilization for communal purpose” which held in Katsina, Nigeria.

(e)  2013-Date    Appointed as a Member of the Assessment Committee (Engineering) of

                            the Nigeria National Merit Award by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

                           Reappointed for another term of three years in April 2016.                      

                 

IX        Honours and Distinctions

 

(a)                Honoured for excellent work done on Obafemi Awolowo Hall Drainage problem by the University of Ibadan Capital Projects Implementation Task Force (1996).

(b)               Letter of Commendation from the University of Ibadan’s Vice-Chancellor for notable contributions to the development and growth of the Faculty of Technology (2004).

(c)                Elected for a term of three years on 24 November, 2011 as Director of the Nigerian Network for Awareness and Action for Environmental Health (NINAAFEH). Re-elected for another term of three years on 27 November, 2014.

 

X         Computer Skills

MS Office including Spreadsheets, MS Publisher, PowerPoint, Scanning and Digital Graphics etc.

 

XI        Membership of Learned Societies

(a)        Corporate Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers (10 May, 1998) No. 08997.

(b)        Certificate in Advanced Leadership Training, Haggai Institute, Singapore    

            (August 2000).

(c)        Member, Nigeria Network for Awareness and Action for Environmental

Health (NINAAFEH) (2003).

(d)       Corporate Member, Nigerian Institute of Environmental Engineers (2010)