Degree: B.Sc., M.Sc.
Tel: +234 803 334 1383; 02-7516665
Dept: Agricultural Engineering
Academic Rank: Professor
Research Interest: Crop Processing and Storage Engineering
Prof. Olawale Usman DAIRO was born on October 13, 1966 in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) with B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) in 1987; M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1992. He was the first Ph.D. graduate of the Agricultural Engineering Department of FUNAAB in 2010.
He has held several administrative positions in the University, College and Department since assumption of duty. He was a member of the Senate Committee on Examination result between 1999 and 2009, Co-opted member of the Committee on Review of University Academic Brief (CORUAB), Alternate Chairman College Committee on Examination Result (COCER), Departmental Post graduate Coordinator, College Representative on Senate Committee on Review of University Part time Programme and a co-opted member of the Postgraduate School Business Committee. He is also an external examiner for undergraduate Programme in the Oyo State College of Agriculture as well as Lagos State Polytechnic, resource person and reviewers for reputable journals. He is a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE), the Council for regulation of Engineering Practices in Nigeria(COREN) and the Nigerian Institute for Agricultural Engineers(NIAE). Member, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS).
The major focus of his research is in the study of processing parameters and engineering properties for agricultural and food materials, to facilitate the development of appropriate technologies for storage and utilization technologies for some agricultural oil- bearing crops, such as sesame seed, castor and jatropha seeds. He has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students in processing, storage engineering and renewable energy studies. He has over forty published articles in reputable national and international journals, refereed conference proceedings in his area of expertise.