A Professor of Nigerian descent, Ilesanmi Adesida made history last month by becoming the first black Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the well-respected University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the United States.
Born in Ondo State, Prof Adesida is a Nigerian engineer whose outstanding work in the field of Nanotechnology has received much acclaim in the scientific community.
He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently went on to develop a body of work in the processing of semiconductors and other materials at the nanometer-scale level.
After his studies, he worked in various capacities at what is now known as the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility and the School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He was also the head of the Electrical Engineering Department at Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.
Commenting on his recently appointed role, Prof Adesida said: “I’m honoured and humbled to be selected as provost of this great campus. This is something I take very seriously. I know how to work very hard and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get the job done.”
Prof Adesida is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Vacuum Society, and the Optical Society of America. He is also the past-president of IEEE Electron Devices Society.
Headlines Newsview all
No fewer than 47 people have been killed in fresh violence in Taraba and Benue states. Many other people were also injured in the attack. In Taraba ... Full story
But for the appearance of a man of God, Pastor Darlington Ajitemsan, s senior police officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, would have been ... Full story
Joseph Yobo's wife took to instagram to reveal her pregnant bod in a dance workout video. First time she'll share her growing baby bump on instagram... ... Full story
Rate this article
Medically, it is advisable for a pregnant woman to do some form of exercise so that it will enable ease some stress during child delivery ...
For the timely intervention of God, the wife of Nollywood actor, Jide kosoko, Henrietta Kosoko, would have died after being involved in an accident along ...
The popular Okoye twins, Paul and Peter of the P Square fame and music video creator, Jude Okoye 'Engees' are taking the Anambra State of ...
Christian Amoah had been the 2nd runner-up at MTN Project Fame music competition winning Two million Naira after Ruky the first runner-up, with 4th place ...
At the All Progressive Congress presidential rally at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, the cultural values of the land still prevailed to the surprise of ...
The All Progressive Congress (APC), have made a mockery of themselves by allowing the DJ invited for their Presidential campaign to play the song of ...
In honour of #EggplantFriday we feature the son of former military Governor of Ondo State & former PDP Vice Chairman Bode George, stripped down to ... Full story
Spanish club, Rayo Vallecano, have again demonstrated their love towards late Nigeria goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, who died in Spain after a battle with cancer, by ... Full story