Dr Mobolaji Oluyimika Omobowale
Dr Mobolaji Oluyimika Omobowale graduated from the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan in September, 2002, and later obtained his Masters’ and Ph.D. degrees in 2006 and 2014, respectively from the same Department. He was employed by the University of Ibadan in 2008 and currently teaches courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, while also conducting research in Farm Structures and Environment, Soil and Water Conservation methods, Climate Smart Agriculture, Agricultural Mechanization, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Systems Analysis, Postharvest Engineering, Greenhouse Engineering and Pollution Control. He has been a recipient of national and international awards among which are the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Grant for research in 2009, the prestigious Robert S. McNamara Fellowship of the World Bank (2010/2012 Cycle), as well as the Tertiary Education Trust Fund sponsorship for overseas engagements. He was an Exchange Scholar at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A. in 2009 and a Visiting Scientist to the Centre for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, Kansas in 2012. He is a member of many professional bodies among which are the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He was the Principal Investigator for the US-Nigeria Project on Stored Commodities (2015-2020); an effort arising from a collaboration between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the United States of America, aimed at food security in Nigeria; funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and administered through the USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service. He is the current Head of Department, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan; as well as the Vice President of the African Network Group of the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers. He is a consultant to a number of agro-allied companies and currently serves as the National President, Stored Agricultural Commodities Initiative (SACI), an NGO registered in Nigeria with a mission to reduce postharvest losses, and improve food security and food safety through need-based research and capacity building.
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