Mobolaji Aluko


Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko a professor of Chemical Engineering, is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State (from February 2011). He was appointed from Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, where (among other positions) he was Chair of its Chemical Engineering Department from 1994-2002. With an BSc degree (1976) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife (Nigeria; now Obafemi Awolowo University), he attended Imperial College, University of London (MSc, DIC, 1978) ; University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD, 1983); and State University of New York, Buffalo (for graduate and post-doc studies). He has had sabbatical teaching and research stints at various times at the University of Washington, (Seattle; Materials Science Department); the University of Maryland (College Park; Chemical Engineering), and the University of Ado-Ekiti (Nigeria; Mechanical Engineering Department). He started teaching at Howard University in August 1984. His research interests are mathematical modeling, chemical reaction engineering, electronic materials processing, energy systems, information technology and education pedagogy. He is the owner of a USA patent (2000) in coal cleaning technology.

He is presently President/CEO of Alondex Applied Technologies, LLC: one-time Lead Consultant and International Coordinator of the LEAD Program at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Nigeria; and Principal Academic Consultant and Member of the Board of AfriHUB (Nig.) Ltd., a ICT resource provider for universities in Nigeria.
An indigene of Ekiti State in Nigeria, he is an activist and frequent commentator on Nigerian and African affairs.
His numerous essays are featured on many websites, but he maintains his own website http://www.nigerianmuse.com.
He is married with children.

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Ensuring "substantial Compliance" At The Polling Booth 2011
Towards Credible 2011 Elections - Another Try
On The Upcoming Decisions Of President Goodluck Jonathan
Now That Goodluck Jonathan Is Acting President
The Yar'adua "speech", The Abutu "ruling" And A Warning To Jonathan: "caveat Emptor"
Ending Nigeria's Annus Horribilis 2009 With The Two Umars
In Defence Of The Vice-president
The Yar'adua Presidency Saga - And Whether The Nation Is Really Stuck
[UPDATED] Diaspora Petition To President Yar'adua Over Non-renewal Of Passport
Star Ruling - Federal High Court In Nigeria Orders INEC To Allow Nigerians Abroad To Vote
The Differences Between Nigeria And Ghana - And What Nigeria Can Do About Them
The Significance of Obama's Election to Nigeria and its Diaspora
The Global Financial Meltdown: Impact on Nigeria's Capital Market and Foreign Reserves
Yar'Adua Impaired by Imposition, Ill-Preparedness, Illegitimacy and Ill Health
The Ogebe ruling, the measure of non-compliance ÔÇô and a missed opportunity
Mobolaji Aluko
Mobolaji Aluko