Engr. Prof. Emeritus S.A. Adekola
Engr. Prof. Emeritus S.A. Adekola, FAS, is an emeritus Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Lagos, as well as a two-term Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) of the University of Lagos (1995-1999). At present he is on contract appointment and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State. He obtained B.Sc. (Hons) degree (1968), at the Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA in 1972 and 1975, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Shortly after his Ph.D. degree, he was awarded a United States National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship on account of an outstanding performance in the Ph.D. program as well as an award-winning proposal entitled “Radar Remote Sensing of Sea States”, using MF/HF/VHF Radio Wave Propagation. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer (C.Eng.) of the Engineering Council of Great Britain and also COREN registered. In recognition of his professional distinction and achievements, scholarship, as well as contributions to knowledge of importance, he was elected to the class of ‘Fellow’ by the following professional and academic institutions: the Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS-1990), the British Institution of Engineering Technology (FIET-FIEE -1988), the Acoustical Society of America (FASA-1986), the Nigerian academy of Engineering, Foundation Fellow, (FAEng-1998), and the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE-1995). He was selected as one of the 50 Foundation Fellows of the Academy of Engineering. Professor S.A. Adekola, joined the academic staff of the University of Lagos on October 20th 1977 as Lecturer 1, and based on indubitable scholarship and a remarkable publication record, was appointed a full professor a little less than six years later, on October 1, 1983. And in 2003, he was the recipient of a distinguished long service award by the University. His celebrated Inaugural Lecture delivered on Wednesday, February 26, 1997 and entitled: “Frontiers in Electrical and Electronics Engineering”, so comprehensively addressed his research contributions to certain engineering issues of interest to airline crashes during the crucial moments of landings and takeoffs, that the Guardian Newspaper devoted its editorial column of March 11, 1997, to that Inaugural Lecture and serialized the entire Inaugural Lecture in its March 18, 1997 edition. In the course of his eminently illustrious career, he published quite a few seminal papers involving leading-edge research, and which have appeared in offshore, high impact and highly reputable learned journals in the United Kingdom, West Germany (Stuttgart), USA, Australia, Italy, Jordan, Hawaii, Russia, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, and Canada. It is noteworthy that between his retirement in 2008, and 2018, he published twenty-four (24) papers in collaboration with his former students and colleagues. Indeed, he presented, with his Doctoral students, six papers at the 41st World Congress on Electromagnetics at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, during 2019. He has attended and presented papers in other international conferences in Australia, USA, Cambridge (U.K.), Canada and Hawaii (USA).  His works on the ECHOSONDES have served as the reference points in the works of several other acclaimed international investigators, including, among a few others: US Patent 5544525 (Russell Peterman and Michael Smith); the Russian transceiving ZVUK-3 acoustic radar – (N.P. Kranenko and E.E. Mananko), and the Auckland Radar (New Zealand) by C.J. Werkhoven and S.G. Bradley. Professor Adekola was married to Late Mrs. Ruth Abike Adekola and the marriage was blessed with five children.

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