SAMBO, Prof Sani Abubakar

OON, NPOM, B. Eng, Ph.D, FNSE, FIAMN, FSESN, MISES; academic, engineer, administrator; b: July 31, 1955; ht: Zaria; Iga: Zaria; so: Kaduna; m: Jamilatu, August 1982; nc: two s, one d; ed: Capital School, Kaduna, 1962-68; Government College, Kaduna, 1969-73; School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1974-75; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976-79; University of Sussex, UK., 1980-83; cr: Graduate asst. (National Youths Service Corps), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1979-80; Uboratory Demonstrator, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Sussex, UK, 1980-82; Graduate asst/snr. Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Bayero University, Kano, 1980-89; Reader, Energy Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Research Centre, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto,1989-91; prof. Energy Studies, since 1991; Sub-Dean, Faculty of Technology, Bayero University, 1984-88; Deputy Dean, 1988-89; Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Bayero University, Kano, 1988-89; dir. Sokoto Energy Research Centre.Usmanu Danfidiyo University, Sokoto, 1989-94; dv- c (Academic) Usmanu Danfodiyo University, 1990-94; e-dir/ceo. Kaduna State Education Development Project, Office of the Military Administrator, Kaduna State; 1994-95; v-ch. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, since 1995; mem. Senate, Bayero University,1984- 89; Academic Development Committee, 1984-86; mm. Tenders Board, Bayero University, Kano, 1986-89; ch: Research and Publication Committee, Academic Planning Committee, Task Force on Special Grants, Academic Projects and Linkages Committee; mm. Physical Planning Committee, Governing Council, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, 1990-94; ch. Prizes and Awards Committee, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, 1990-91; ee. Department of Mechanical engineering. School of Technology, Kano, 1986-88;! Kaduna Polytechnic, 1988-90; University of Ibadan, 1991-92; Federal University ofTechnology, Minna, 1991-94; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria since 1994; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1994; Several other Institutions; mem. Board of Directors, Kaduna State Water Board, 1991-92; 92-94; Assesors, Nigerian National Merit Award, Science and Technology Committee, since 1997; ch. Review Panel. Review Panel Exercise and site visit for die Environmental Impact Assessment Capital Dredging Approach channel by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited at offshore Bonny, Hotel Presidential, Port-Harcourt, 1997; mem. Bauchi State Committee on Vision 2010, since 1997; ch: Task force on the update of report on Audit of Indigenous and Emerging Technologies for Processing Raw Materials in Nigeria, since 1998; Review Panel Exercise and site visit, environmental Impact Assessment of Chevron Nigeria Ltd and SNEPCO, 1998 and 1999 respectively; mem. Governing Board, Nigerian Merit Award, 2000; Council for the Regulation ofEngineering in Nigeria (COREN) by examination; corporate mem. Nigerian Society of Engineer, by examination; corporate mem. Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, 1985; full mem. International solar Energy society, 1986; International energy Foundation, 1990; World Renewable Energy Network, 1992; f: Institute ofAdministrative Management ofNigeria, 1993; Nigerian society of Engineers, 1994; Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, 1997; vch. Nigerian Society of Engineers, Kano Branch, 1986-87; Sokoto Branch, 1990-94; Technical Secretary; ch. Editorial Baord, Editorin- chief, Nigerian Journal of Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, 1998- 90; mm. Prizes and awards Committee, Nigerian Society ofEngineers, 1988; presd. Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, 1992-97; h. International Computers Ltd Prize, Faculty of engineering Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1979; Uver Brothers Prize for the best final yearMechanical Engineering, 1979; ELF(Nigeria) Ltd. for the best overall performance for over three years in Fluid Mechanics, 1979; Nigerian Breweries Ltd., Prize for best final year Mechanical Engineering Students overall performance for over three years, 1979; PZGroup, Prize for best Part HStudent in theory of Machines, 1978; Nigerian Breweries Ltd., Prize for best Part UMechanical Engineering Student, 1978; ORSAward by the Committee of Vice-chancellors and principals of the United Kingdom Universities, 1980-83; Hero of Educational Development award by Bauchi Educational Youth and Cultural Organisation, 1997; Nigerian Society of Engineers, Sokoto Branch Merit Award, 1997; National Productivity Merit Award by the Federal government of Nigeria, 1998; Nigerian Institute of Management Certificate of Honour, 1998; Media Gate Merit Award for Pillar of University Education, 1999; Nigerian Labour Congress Bauchi State Merit Award for Upliftment of Educational Standards in the University, 2000; Bauchi National Youth Caucus of Nigeria Association of small scale Industrialists Certificate of Recognition, 1999; Bauchi State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists Certificate of Merit Award, 1998; Officer of the Order of the Niger, Federal Republic of Nigria, 2000; publ: "Solar radiation in Kano, A correlation with meteorological data" Nigeria Journal of Solar Energy Vol.4, 1985;"Strategies for the utilisationofSolar and other renewable energy sources for rural development in Nigeria," Annual conference, LigenarSociety of Engineers series 19,1986; "Solar and wind power for Integrated rural development projects"; Seminar on Rural Development for self-sufficiency, Sharada Press Limited, 1987; the use of phase change coatings for estimating the heat transfer characteristic in a rotatingdisc system, International Journal of Energy Research Volume 15 No. 6, 1991; Renewable Energy Resources in Nigeria, In energy Issues in Nigeria: Today and Tommorow,(ed) Seriki O.A and Adegbulugbe, A.O; pp. 36-42, 1992; Renewable Energy Technology in Nigeria: Resource Availability and potential for application to Agriculture, Journal of Agricultural Technology volume 3, Number 1, 1995; Design and Development of Photovolaic Powered Portable Lighting Post, Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol 4, No. 1, pp 69-71, 1996; Energy Management through efficient combustions ofcoal-water-crude oil slurries in afludized bed, Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol 4, No 2, pp. 56-60, 1996r, Comparative Studies on the Performance of Two Passive Solar Dryers in a tropical area, Nigerian Jouranal of Renewable Energy, Vol 5, Nos 1&2, pp.112-118, 1997; Position Control of Photovoltaic Power system, Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol 7, Nos. 1& 2pp.41- 45, 1999; Enhancing Solar Power Supply for Satellite Communication in Africa" Nigerian Journal ofRenewable Energy, Vol 7, Nos 1&2, pp. 62-69 (1999). cw: Designed, constructed and tested four solar thermal collectors and water heaters, 1985-87. hob: playing squash, automobile repairs, off: Vice-Chancellor's Office, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi. tel: 077-542065, 543500-1 ext. 221-3. res: 2, Rimi Close. tel:077-542789.
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