• Higher Education Research,
• Quality Assurance in Higher Education,
• Research project planning and evaluation,
• Food Fermentation; Food Quality and Preservation;
• Lactic acid bacteria; Yeasts, Enzyme Technology and Plasmids
• Processing of Legumes, Cereals, Roots and Tubers;
• Upgrading of traditional food technology;
• Post-harvest Processing and commercialization.
RESEARCH AND PROGRAMME MISSIONS UNDERTAKEN AT THE ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES, ACCRA, GHANA
i. Gender and Institutional Culture in Five African Universities (GICAU)- Final Project Workshop, African Gender Institute. University of Cape Town.
March 28 – 29, 2006
ii. UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge Workshop on the Comparative Analysis of National Research Systems (Paris, France). 6-7 April 2006.
iii. Technical and Ministerial Sessions of the 1st ACP Ministers of Education Meeting, ACP House, Brussels, Belgium. 3 – 5 May, 2006.
iv. “Higher Education at the heart of development strategies in francophone Africa” (L’Enseignement Superieur au coeur des Strategies de Developpment en Afrique Francophone ). June 12 – 15 , 2006.
v. International Seminar on “ Higher Agricultural Education and International Cooperation : Role and strategies of Universities. Agropolis, Montpelier, France. 27 – 29 September, 2006. I made an oral presentation on behalf of AAU and the WGHE of ADEA titled: “Higher agricultural education and international cooperation in African Universities : the synergic roles of AAU and the WGHE”
vi. Meeting of the Ad-hoc Committee on the equivalence of Certificates held at the ECOWAS Secretariat on 3 – 5, October, 2006. I made a presentation titled: “ Strategies for the Implementation of the General Convention on Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas and Certificates in the ECOWAS sub-region”.
vii. UNESCO Forum on Higher Education Research and Knowledge Workshop on the Comparative Analysis on National Research Systems ( Paris, France, 6-7 November 2006). Made a presentation titled: “ The Research and Development Centre of the
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta – A model research coordinating centre in an African institution”
viii. Expert Meeting called by the African Union Commission, on the Strategy for the Harmonization of Higher Education programmes in Africa – Opportunities, andChallenges. |Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. March 5 – 6, 2007.
ix. Project Review Meeting: Higher Education in Africa – the International Dimension. March 6 – 8, Cairo, Egypt.
x. Norad’s Programme for Masters’ Studies (NOMA)- Board Meetings, March 22, May 15, 2007
xi. 15th Bi-Annual Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher |Education (INQAAHE) held at Toronto, Canada. April 2- 5,2007. Made a presentation in a Panel discussion on the ‘African Quality Assurance – the Way Forward’.
xii. African Union Commission Experts Meeting on ‘ Developing an African Higher Education Quality Rating System’. May 7 – 8, Accra, Ghana.
xiii. The Third Ordinary Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Education of the African Union (COMEDAF. III) _ expert and Ministers meetings. Johannesburg, South Africa. August 9 – 16, 2007.
xiv. Third Global Forum on International Quality Assurance, Accreditation and the Recognition of qualifications. ( Learners and new higher education spaces : from principles to practice). Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 13 – 14 September, 2007. Presented a paper titled: “ New Challenges for Quality Assurance – African situation and the current African Union harmonization initiative”.
xv. Second International Conference On Quality Assurance In Higher Education In Africa. Hosted by the Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: 17–19 September, 2007. Presented a paper titled : “Quality Assurance Situation And Needs In
Different Regions Of Africa”.
xvi. Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation (Senter for Internasjonalisering av hoyere ut danning – SIU) International Conference on “Higher education in development”. 18 – 20 October, 2007 at VIP Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique. Presented as paper titled: “Emerging challenges facing African higher education institutions”.
xvii. Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education, Bergen, Norway. 2008 Bridges of Knowledge Conference. Presented a paper titled: “Internationalization and its implications for the quality of higher education
in Africa. October 25 – 26, 2007.
xviii. Ethiopian Government Summit on Higher Education System in Ethiopia, supported by the Government of Netherlands. Made a presentation titled: Funding university research in Africa. Dec. 14, 2007.
xix. UNESCO Workshop . UNESCO Forum on Research Systems. January 14 – 16,2008. Paris, France.
xx. World Bank Meeting with Regional Quality Assurance Agencies involved in the Global Initiatives on Quality Assurance (GIQAC).Washington D.C. January 30, 2008. ( Also attended 2008 CHEA conference from January 28 – 29).
xxi. Workshop on the “Establishment of a consortium of African Open Universities and a continental quality assurance and accreditation agency fr distance education.University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. February 21 – 23, 2008.
xxii. Project Coordination and Monitoring Mission to the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), Johannesburg, South Africa. April 26-27, 2008.
xxiii. Participated in the Steering Committee Meeting as a member of the Steering Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2009 International Conference on “ The Use of Biotechnologies for Food and Agriculture in Developing Countries : learning from the past and planning for the future”. 10 – 11 July, 2008. Rome, Italy.
xxiv. Participated in the “ Validation meeting for Performance Indicators for the Plan of Action for the Second Decade of Education for Africa “. African Union. 29 July to 1 August, 2008. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.
xxv. Served as a resource person and participated in the “Stakeholders Workshop on Enhancing Quality in Higher Education in Kenya”. Commission of Higher Education, Nairobi, Kenya. 13- 15 August, 2008. Made a presentation titled: “Ranking of Universities in Africa” at this Workshop.
I have supervised over 120 Undergraduate research work. This has given me opportunity to mentor many of these students, some of who have gone ahead to undertake post-graduate studies in and outside Nigeria, while others are gainfully employed or self-employed.
20.2 Post-graduate Supervision:
I have served as the lead supervisor of the following eleven Post-graduate Thesis,
(i) Akinsete, Juliana Adedayo (93/0014): Studies into alternative cooking methods for melon in Ogiri production. M.Sc. 2002
(ii) Akingboro, Ogbetawan Akinyemi (PG 95.009) Physico-chemical , microbiological and sensory qualities of dried fufu from various cassava processor in South West Nigeria . M.Sc. 2009
(iii) Obadina, Adewale Olusegun (PG/99/0188) : Studies into the anti-fungal activities of Lactobailii plantarum strains isolated from fermenting maize (ogi). M.Sc. 2002
(iv) Akinsanmi Sekeenat Motunrayo (PG/00/0071) Effect of single and backsloping starter cultures on the fermentation time and quality of ‘gari’ – a fermented cassava product. M.Sc.2003
(v) Sobowale, Aminat Olabisi ( PG/95/0038)Effect of lactic acid fermentation on cassava on the functional and sensory characterisitics of cassava flour.M.Sc. 2005
(vi) Ogunjirin, Titilayo: Ethanol production from cassava flour using crude amylase from germinated rice paddy and yeasts from palm wine. M.Sc. 2006.
(vii) Abayomi, Adebimpe Fausat. (PG/02/0001) Evaluation of quality attributes of ‘ofada’ rice from local processors in Obafemi owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. M.Sc. 2008
(viii) Ajibola, Folashade Omolara, (PG/01/0498 ) Enzymatic production of ethanol from cassava starch using two strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. M.Sc. 2009
(ix) Santos-Martins, Abimbola Abikeade . (PG/02/0239) Effect of packaging materials and storage [period on the quality of yam-cassava, poundo flour. M.Sc. 2010
(x) Obadina, Adwale Olusegun (PG/99/0188) Studies into the microbiological safety and quality of cassava fufu. Phd. December, 2005
(xi) Babajide, Joan.Modupe Joan (PG/93/0020) Processing and Quality improvement of traditional dry-yam tuber slices (gbodo) and yam flour (elubo). PhD. December, 2005
(xii) I am currently supervising Three PhD and 2 Masters students in the Department of Food Science and Technology.