Prof. Oladiran Kamardeen Abubakre



Professor Oladiran Kamardeen Abubakre is an accomplished Engineer and a Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering with over 32 years’ experience in Lecturing, Research, Community service and University Administration. He obtained M.Sc. in Mechanical Metallurgy from Donetsk National Technical University, Ukrain and a PhD in Materials Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Minna. His research interest covers Development of New Engineering Materials from local raw materials; Development of Ferroalloys from locally sourced ores, Development of Metal Matrix and Polymer Matrix Composites. Nanomaterial application in Energy and Water purification, Nanocoating and Nanocomposites.

He has been engaged in research and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students and has graduated 10 PhD candidates and numerous Master degree holders. He has attracted Institutional based Research Grant and National Research Fund from TETFund, and other grants from Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel and World Bank to the University. He has with 2 National Patents and over 80 Publications in reputable National and International Journals. He successfully managed a Multimillion Dollars World Bank Project (Step-B) culminating in the establishment of Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (CGEB) in the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

He has served at various times as Head of Department; Deputy Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology; Deputy Dean, Postgraduate School; Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology; Dean, School of Infrastructure, Process Engineering and Technology. He served the Nigerian Society of Engineers

(NSE), Minna Branch in various capacities since 2000 and became the Branch Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the National Council of NSE from 2010 – 2012. He was the National Technical Secretary of Mining, Material and Metallurgical Division of NSE and Auditor to Nigerian Metallurgical Society at various times. He is an Internationally Certified Entrepreneurship (CEFE) Trainer, a Coach and a National Advisor to CEFE International. He has served as Resource Person for NUC and COREN on accreditation exercise to many Universities. He has also served as External Examiner and Assessor of professorial candidates for many Institutions. He is trustworthy, reliable, innovative, and result-oriented with excellent team spirit. He assumed office as the Dean, Postgraduate School, Federal University of Technology, Minna in February, 2021.