ODEYEMI, Prof. Olusuyi




B.Sc. M.Sc, Ph.D; OFR, OON, microbiologist, agronomist, administrator, academic; b: January 19, 1946; p: Iloko-Ijesha; ht: Iloko-Ijesa; lga: Oriade; so: Osun; m: Mrs. O. Odeyemi; March 1, 1973; nc: five s; ed: United Methodist Primary School, Ijeda-Iloko, 1953-56; Ijana Methodist Primary School, Imesi- Ile, 1957-58; Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesha, 1959-63; Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta, 1965-66; University of Ibadan, 1967-70; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1971-76; Cambridge University, 1977; Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1978; The United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, 1986; Foundation ETC Agriculture, The Netherlands, 1987; cr: Teacher, Ebenezer Grammar School, Ijeda- Ijesa, 1967; snr. Science Master, St. Peter's College, Abeokuta, 1970- 71; Teacher, Model City College, New York, USA, 1973; Research asst. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1973-75; Teacher, as United Nations Soil Microbiologist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1976; Lecturer to prof. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, since 1977; ag. Head Department of Microbiology, 1981-84; 1988-89; v-Dean, Faculty of Science, 1990; v-Dean, Student Affairs, 1991; Dean, Student Affairs, 1992; Pioneer/Rector, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, 1993-2000; analyzed Lafia Canned foods products at the request of Lafia Canning Factory, Ibadan; x collaborated withAbbottLaboratories, NorthChicago, USA,in screening different tropical soils; appointedby the United Nations: to participate in the International Workshop on Microbiological Aspects of Binges Production, Katmandu, Napel 1982; as visiting L/prof. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and Madras, Indian, 1984; McGill University Monteal, Canada, 1985-86; participated in the 1st and 2 International Conferences of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fiscation, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984; ch: Council of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria, 2000; Board of Governors, Hoko-Ijesa Community Model (Grammar School, Iloko, since 2001; Osun State Water Corporation, Osogbo, 2002; ee: M.Phil Student, Department of Pharmacognosy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; M.Sc. Student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lagos, 1984; Ph.Dcandidate, Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, 1985; Department of Microbiology, University of Benin, 1982-85; Consultant to : the defunct National Polycy Development Centre, Think-Tank, Lagos on New Energy Sources (Biogas); NNPC, to deliver a lecture to students of Petroleum Training Institute, Warri, 1984; Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja; Niger Delta Basin Development Authority, Port Harcourt; International Breweries, Nigeria Limited, Ilesa; Lafia Canning Factory, Ibadan; first to: develop fungicide-resistant rhizobium inoculants, biofertilizer in West Africa; demonstrate the use of solar energy for drinking water disinfection in Canada and Nigeria; established ENPOST Farms, the only organic farm in Nigeria; mm: Faculty of Science Task force Committee on Course Unit System, 1978-80; Board of Health Science Meetings, representing Dean Faculty of Science, 1980/81; 1988/89; Interdisciplinary Research Group on Opa Dam; Curriculum Committee for Sub-Department of Ecology; Microbiology Curriculum Committee of Technologist Trainee Scheme; United Nations University, Tokyo and Obafemi Awolowo University Joint Research Project on Rural Energy System in Nigeria; Governing Board, Centre for Energy Research and Development Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Governing Board, Institute of Ecology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Water Supplies Sub-Committee of the Works and Maintenance services Monitoring Committee; Senate 1981-84, and since 1987; National Organising Committee of the 6 International Conference on Global Impact of Applied Microbiology, Lagos, 1980; 8-man Federal Government Cosmetic Committee of Food and Drugs Advisory Council of Federal Ministry of Health; Federal Government Delegation to the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Nairobi Kenya, 1981; Editorial Panel for the Production of Blueprint and Final Report on Technical and Vocational Education Development in Nigeria in the 21 Century, Federal Ministry of Education, 2001; mm: Agricultural Society of Nigeria; Science Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Solar Energy Society of Nigeria; Biotechnology Society of Nigeria; Nigerian Environmental Society; Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists; Maze Association of Nigeria, Osogbo; Board of Trustees, Nigerian Society for Environmental Health, Zaria; Society for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health; Organic Fertilizer Association of Nigeria, v-ch; Patron, Fishery Society of Nigeria; mm: West Africa Science Association; American Society for Microbiology; American Society for Agronomy; Society for General Microbiology; International Association of Water Pollution Research, UK; The New York Academy of Sciences, USA; International Water Resources Association, USA; and West African Regional Representative of African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Nairobi, Kenya; and African Representative, the Global Energy Society for Eradication of Poverty and Hunger, USA; and African Regional Representative, Pesticide Action Network, USA; African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya; Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy; and African Regional Representative, Institutional Co-ordinator, Integrated Rural Energy Systems Association, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan; f: Nigerian Union of Teachers, Osun State Chapter, 1997; Nigerian Institute of Technology, 1997; Nigerian Society for Microbiology, 2002; ah: Best Graduating Student, Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, 1970; Most Valuable Thesis Award, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 1976 etc; h: Emeritus Award, by Media Men of Excellence, 1996; cited in American Biographical Institute, Raleigh. North Carolina, USA, in The Leading 500 Scientists in the World, 2003; Officer of the Order of the Wesley, by Methodist Church, Nigeria, 2003; Great Achiever Award, by Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2003; cited by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK in the Who's Who in the 21st Century, 2003; nh: Officerof the Order of the Federal Republic 1999;Officer of the Order of the Niger; publ: co-author, Solar Water Disinfection, The United Nations University, Tokoyo, Japan, 1990; Timeless Words of Wisdom, Sumob publishers, Osogbo, 2001; Biogasfrom Eupatorium Odoratum, 1981 etc; cw: First functional Biogas generator, in Nigeria, 1982; he redesigned the National Flag, with 36 Stars forming a circle round an eagle in the white portion; hob: farming, writing, football, friend making, philanthropy; off: Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; tel: 08034004585; e-m: [email protected]; res/pha: Prof. Odeyemi Street, Ido-Ijesha, P.O.Box 1729, Ilesha, Osun State
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