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Professor
John Ade Ajayi
Born25 May, 1955
Osun State, Nigeria
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏫 EducationFederal School of Mines, Jos (Diploma), University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (BSc), University of Lagos, Lagos (MSc), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (PhD)
💼 Occupation
Professor
👔 EmployerMetallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Known forMineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
TitleChairman, Royal Tech International Ltd (present), President, Nigerian Metallurgical Society (2013-2015), Chairman Nigeria Society of Engineers, Metallurgical, Minerals and Materials Division (1999 - 2002).
Board member ofChairman, Royal Tech International Ltd.
👩 Spouse(s)Prof. Deborah Olayide Ade Ajayi
👶 ChildrenDaniel Adeola IseunifeOluwa, David AdefinyinfOluwa IyanulOluwa and Joshua Adeayo IyinOluwa
👴 👵 Parent(s)
  • Samuel Alabi Ajayi (father)
🌐 Websitehttps://www.royaltechinternational.com/john-ade-ajayi/
🥚 TwitterTwitter=
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John Ade Ajayi is a Nigerian university professor at the Federal University of Technology Akure,.[1], a mineral resources development policy expert, and a mineral processing and extractive metallurgy researcher.[2]

Parentage and Childhood[edit]

John Ade Ajayi was born into the family of Samuel Alabi Ajayi, the Arole of late Chief John Fajewonrimi on May 25, 1955. As a child he was nurtured by his paternal grandmother, Airo Ojikutu (nee Atunramu) with her husband Chief John Fajewonrimi, Aro of Ilase, a prosperous textile merchant.

John Ade Ajayi attended five primary schools: St Paul Anglican School, Ilase-Ijesa; Methodist Primary School and N.U.D Primary School, Ile-Ogbo near Iwo; L.E.A Primary School, Tewure near Ogbomoso; NUD Primary School, Ikire, near Ibadan. Afterward, Ade Ajayi proceeded to Fatima College Ikire in 1968 where he sat for his West Africa School Certificate Examination in 1972.

Educational Qualifications[edit]

John Ade Ajayi holds Diploma in Mining Practice of the then Federal School of Mines, Jos (1977) - now Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG). He obtained Certificate of Achievement in Blasting and Explosive Safety from NEPCO at the Federal School of Mines, Jos in 1977. He attended the then University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife (1984); he also attended University of Lagos, Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained B.Sc. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering in 1990 and 1998 respectively. He obtained testimonials of Heat and Surface Treatment, and Foundry Technology from Armament Factory of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Kaduna from April 1989 – June 1990. He holds a Master of Divinity in Theology and Doctor of Ministry from Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso in 2003 and 2015 respectively. He is an alumnus of Haggai Institute (Singapore) for Advanced Leadership Seminar, 2007 set [3].

Professional Affiliations and Contributions[edit]

John Ade Ajayi is a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN No. 5072) where he is an outcome-based education (OBE) Accreditation Evaluator [4]. He was elected as Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Engineering (FAEng.), the highest Engineering Professional Body in Nigeria on April 11, 2018 (with No. 178) [5]. He is also a Fellow of the following professional bodies: Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Nigerian Metallurgical Society (FNMS) [6], Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (FNSME) [7] and Institution of Metallurgical, Mining and Materials Engineering of NSE (FIMMME). He is a Professional Member of Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), USA [8]. He is a Corporate Member of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (MNMGS) [9]. Prof. John Ade Ajayi was the pioneer Chairman of Association of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Students (AMMES) at the then Unife in 1981 where Metallurgical, Mineral and Materials Engineering education started in Nigeria [10]. In 1998, he became the Chairman of Metallurgical, Mining and Materials (3M) Engineering Division of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) [11].

Work Experience[edit]

John Ade Ajayi work experience spans nearly 50 years (from November 12, 1973 to date) and has traversed government, industry, military and academia. He spent nearly 20 years in the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development as sub-inspector of Mines, Assistant Technical Officer (Mines), Technical Officer (Mines), and Research Officer 1 (Mines) in Lagos, Kaduna, Kano Mines offices and Federal School of Mines (Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG)), Jos. Professor John Ade Ajayi has worked in the mining, mineral processing, extractive metallurgical and manufacturing industries such as the defunct Nigerian Mining Corporation in Odeda quarry; Makeri Tin Smelting Company, Jos; Bisichi Jantar Nigeria Ltd, Kuru III; and Machine Tools Nigeria Ltd, Osogbo. He was a Consultant to the Nigerian Air Force for TTG 320-AFIT (Air Force Institute of Technology) Kaduna transformation project. He joined the service of Mechanical Engineering Department, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi as full-time lecturer 1 in 1993 where he spent five (5) years. He left ATBU as senior lecturer and transferred his service to the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) on September 12, 1997. He was a visiting professor to Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Ibadan and Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos in 2007 and 2017 respectively [12].

Academic Career and Leadership[edit]

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department[edit]

Engr. Prof. John Ade Ajayi assumed duty as Senior lecturer in 1997 at Federal University of Technology, Akure and was Acting Head of Department from 1998 to 2000. He was promoted to the rank of a Reader in year 2000 and Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, He became the substantive Head of Department and during his tenure, Post Graduate Programme and Staff Development of the Department was resuscitated. During this period, MME Department was the first department to be accredited in SEET, priority was given to the practical aspect of the curriculum, and a proposal emanating from the Department was written and attracted funds from Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja for the construction of a mini foundry [13].

School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET)[edit]

John Ade Ajayi was Chairman of the following Committees in SEET: SEET Strategic Planning Committee; Research Focus, Research Grant and STEP B Committee; Publication Committee and Editor- in- Chief FUTA SEET Journal of Engineering and Engineering Technology (FUTA JEET) and Editorial Board FUTA JEET; SEET/NSE Outstanding Creativity Award Committee; Innovation/Technology Committee; SEET Annual Lecture Committee; SEET Board of Survey; Committee on Creation of New Departments; SEET PG Advisory Committee; Committee on the Inauguration of SEET Annual Lecture Series; Task Force on the Preparation of Dedicated Paper to the V.C. on the Way Forward for SEET; Ad hoc Committee on the Review of Computational Error of a Student; SEET Curriculum Development Committee; and SEET Committee on Workshop and Laboratory. From 2002 - 2003, he was Deputy Chairman, SEET PG Advisory Committee and in 1998, he was Member of both SEET Post Graduate Committee and Ad-hoc Committee on the Upgrading of the Quality of Engineering Training in FUTA [14].

Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)[edit]

John Ade Ajayi has contributed to the development of FUTA either as Chairman or member of several committees. From 2005-2010, he was Chairman of Senate Panel on Examination Misconduct; Steering Committee of Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) Board for Project/Programme Development; Alternate Contact Person (Chair), Science and Technology Education Post Basic (STEP B) Project of FUTA Mineral Research Group; University Council Panel on the Disruption of the 54th Statutory Meeting of Congregation; and Panel on Investigation of Moral Decadence of Academic Staff. He was a member of the following University committees: Academic Planning Sub-committee of Senate, Ad-hoc Committee on University Autonomy, FUTA Standing Task Force on Electricity and Water supply, Senate Investigation Panel on Examination Malpractice, FUTA Board of Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), University Senate, University Publication Committee, University Task force on Works and Services Department, University Committee on Impact Assessment of Universities of Science and Technology in Nigeria, Committee on Discipline of a Staff in Geology Department, Taskforce on creative work in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, University Board of Survey, Business Committee of Senate and University Strategic Planning Committee spanning from 1998 [15].

Research and Consultancy[edit]

John Ade Ajayi has lectured many courses including technical report writing at Diploma level at the Federal School of Mines, Jos from 1984 – 1993. He also lectured an array of courses which include Technical report writing and seminar presentation both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi. John Ade Ajayi has published over 134 publications consisting of 45 journal publications, 40 publications in peer - reviewed book of proceedings and conferences, 19 technical reports and workshop papers, and 30 conference attended with presentations [16].

He was external examiner for both Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations to a number of universities which include: Department of Material Science & Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Department of Geology, Federal University of Technology, Minna; Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Ota. He was also external examiner to Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna for many years.

He is an assessor for many journals, local and international including the following: Journal of Science, ABU, Zaria; Journal of Tropical Engineering, ATBU, Bauchi; Ife Journal of Technology, OAU, Ile-Ife; National Journal of Technical Education, Kaduna; Nigerian Society of Engineering Technical Transactions, Lagos; Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science, Calabar; Federal University of Technology, Akure Journal of Engineering and Engineering Technology (FUTA JEET); Journal of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Abuja; Journal of Mining and Geology, Ibadan; Global Journal of Engineering Research, Calabar and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Journal, Abeokuta. He has also served on the editorial board/peer reviewer for international journals including the following: Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, Chrangmai, Thailand; The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Journal of Technology, Gaborone, Botswana; International Journal of Physical Sciences, South Africa; International Minerals Processing Congress, Brisbane, Australia; and Procemin, Santiago, Chile.

He has attracted multimillion naira funding, notable ones include the construction of a mini foundry for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, FUTA to the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, and 2016 Tertiary Education Trust Fund research grant intervention for the research project titled: “Preliminary Mineralogical and Process Design for Iperindo Ore Deposit in Ilesa Goldfield” [17].

National Service[edit]

At the national level, he has been the Chairman/member of National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Team for various universities in Nigeria. He has also been Chairman/member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Accreditation Team for both Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MME) and Mechanical Engineering Programmes in many Nigerian universities. He was appointed as a member of the Committee for the Review of the Draft Mineral Regulations of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Acts, 2007 [18]. He was a member of Task Team for Development of E-learning Training for officers on grade level 08 – 17 in the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. He was a past President of Nigeria Metallurgical Society (NMS)[19] [20].

He was a Consultant to Benson Idahosa University, Benin which in collaboration with Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) organized National Mining Week and published his proceedings in 2008. Between 2006 and 2010, he was the Chairman for Search Team and a Member of the Selection Board for the appointment of Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Provost. He was a Member of Governing Council, AFIT and Crafted the Pioneer AFIT Strategic Plan: 2011- 2015 [21]. At AFIT, he wrote a number of technical reports [22]. He was a Board Member who wrote the philosophical framework and operational strategy of Engineering Practice & Resource Development (EPRD) Ltd of Nigerian Society of Engineering (NSE).

He is a member of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering Project Team on Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited from April 2019 to date [23] [24] [25]. He was made to act as the Chairman, Ministerial Technical Committee on the formulation of framework for the Sustainable Development and Growth of the Metal Industry in Nigeria in March 2020. In November 2020, he was appointed as NAE representative for reprocessing the Nigerian Metallurgical Industry Bill (NMIB). In 2020, he also reviewed the NAE Ajaokuta Steel Project draft report on renovation and completion of Ajaokuta steel complex and allied projects which was submitted to the Presidency. In March 2021, he was the Chairman, NUC, Ad-hoc Accreditation Panel to evaluate Mechatronics Engineering Programme of Alex Ekweme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State. He is the Coordinating editor of TETFund basic textbook titled Materials Engineering and the reviewer of NUC Curriculum for Metallurgical Engineering Programme in Nigeria [26]

References[edit]

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  4. "COREN License Page". Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. COREN. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  5. "NAE Fellows Directory Homepage". Nigerian Academy of Engineering Fellows Directory. NAE. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  6. "Nigerian Metallurgical Society Fellows Homepage". Nigerian Metallurgical Society. NMS. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  7. "NSME Members Directory Homepage". Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers. NSME. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  8. "SME Membership Lookup". SME. Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  9. "NMGS Members List Homepage". Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society. NMGS. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
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  11. "NSE 3M Division Past Chairmen Homepage". NSE(MMM). Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical, Mining and Materials Engineers (A Division of Nigerian Society of Engineers). Retrieved 6 January 2022.
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  21. "Nigeria: Airforce Institue Inauguration of Governing Council Homepage". This Day Newspaper. All Africa. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  22. "DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIAN METALS INDUSTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL SECURITY". NMS Plenary Paper. Nigerian Metallurgical Society. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  23. "Stalemate Over Presidential Assent On Ajaokuta Steel Company Completion Bill Homepage". Independent.ng. Independent Newspaper Limited. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  24. "Restructure mines, steel development ministry, NAE tells FG Homepage". Pressreader.com. The Punch Newspaper. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
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