Ilesanmi Adesida: Nigerian professor with groundbreaking awards, academic career

Ilesanmi Adesida: Nigerian professor with groundbreaking awards, academic career

- Professor Ilesanmi Adesida is an inspiring Nigerian academic who was appointed the provost of Nazarbayev University in 2016

- The Nigerian professor has served in significant positions both home and abroad where he headed diverse departments

- Ilesanmi is not just an academic, he is also an author who has authored different publications that have contributed greatly to human knowledge

Professor Ilesanmi Adesida, a Nigerian academic, is one of several of the nation’s citizens in the academia who are worth their salts in the diaspora.

In 2016, he was appointed the provost of Nazarbayev University, a school in Kazakhstani, the 9th largest country in the world.

According to his profile on the school’s website, he is an accomplished scientist and administrator in both science and academia.

It was gathered that for his provost appointment, he will run the university’s academic and research arms which will also include the approval of grants for research purpose.

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It should be noted that the academic got his first degree in science in 1974, his Masters a year after, before proceeding to get his doctoral degree in 1979 from the University of California, Berkely.

Between the years 1979 and 1984, he was a visiting researcher as well as the assistant professor at Cornell University. In 1985, he came back home and headed the department of electrical engineering at the University of Tafawa Balewa till 1987.

After his service in the Nigerian institution, he joined the staff board of University of Illinois as a professor of engineering science.

The Nigerian professor has served on various international academic boards.

The Nigerian professor has served on various international academic boards.
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The Nigerian professor has also published hundreds of articles and done as much presentations and conferences around the world.

Among other platforms, he won the TMS Prize for outstanding input to the electronic world in terms of research. He has also served across different committees.

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In 1992, he joined the very important faculty at Montefiore and was the head of the residency training affairs of the college and got a very big promotion to the level of a professor of paediatrics and family medicine and community health.

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