Nile University’s Mechanical Engineering HoD Honoured By Italian-Based World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

September 16th, 2022 – The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), based in Trieste Italy has commemorated the Nile University scholar and Head of Department (HOD) of Mechanical Engineering, Engr. Dr. Adeleke Adekunle for an exceptional young career spanning six years, and was awarded a predoctoral scholarship in the Council of Scientific Industrial Research CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, India.

In an interview posted on the organization’s website and LinkedIn page, the Academy recognized and praised two research projects by Dr. Adekunle that are ready to be patented. The first was the design of a mini ablative reactor for the pyrolysis of biomass into dual energy products and the production of printing ink from renewable sources and organic vanish.

The goal of the research is to use a Turnel kiln to make direct reduced iron from iron ore and lean-grade coal. During the interview, Dr. Adeleke talked about how his research could help boost the steel industry in Nigeria.

This academic feat attained by Dr. Adeleke further promotes the goals of the Honoris United Universities and projects the Nile University of Nigeria to the international limelight. The research effort also corresponds with the university’s mission and emphasis on conducting high-quality research. For this reason, the Nile University of Nigeria as part of the Honoris United Universities network of African institutions and its Research and Innovations Unit celebrates its reputable scholar for his remarkable achievements.