AKINYELE Joseph Olawale 


Short Profile

Engr. Dr. AKINYELE Joseph Olawale (MNSE) started his academic career at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta in 2007 as Lecturer II; he rose to the position of a Senior Lecture in 2015. He graduated from the University of Ibadan, with B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. He later obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) all from the same University. He is a registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN). He has worked with many Construction and consultancy firms, including Etteh Aro and Partners, Concrete Structures Nigeria Ltd, Aqua Project Nig. Ltd, Quadriga Ltd, BCL Apapa Lagos. His research area of interest is the analysis of structures using yield line and other established methods like Finite Element Method, Materials with emphasis on Micro and Nano properties of concrete, the use of polyethylene terephthalate and polyynyl as alternative Structural Engineering materials. He has served in many committees and boards in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta at different occasions. He is a well-travelled academic who has attended many conferences and trainings within and outside Nigeria. He was in the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South African between 2015 and 2016 for his postdoctoral research, where he worked on the use of rubberized concrete in construction. He is a conference speaker, counselor and teacher. He was the Acting Head of Civil Engineering Department between 2016 and 2018. He has many research publications in learned journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings to his credit. He was actively involved in the design of the proposed college of Engineering buildings, and the FUNAAB ASUU secretariat Phase II project.

B.Sc (Ibadan), M.Sc.

*    Letter of commendation, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. ( 2008).
*    Letter of commendation,   Government Day Secondary School, Charanchi, Katsina State, (National Youth Service Corps) Primary Assignment. (2001)

(i)Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (Regd. No 14940)

(ii)  COREN Registered Engineer (R, 12310)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. March 2015 – February 2016.
  • International Conference on SET (Science Engineering & Technology). COLENG 2016. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. March 7-11, 2016.
  • The 17th International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering (ICCBE 2015), Cape Town, South Africa. Nov. 5-6.
  • 18th AES-ATEMA, International Conference,Toronto, Canada (August 11-15, 2014)
  • Workshop on 2014 – 2020 Strategic Plan for FederalUniversity of Agriculture, Abeokuta

(May 27, 2014)

  • Workshop on Statistical Analysis, organized by FUNCONS Ltd. FUNAAB (April, 19-21st, 2013)
  • 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computing (SEMC 2013), University of Cape Town, South Africa (September, 10 -14th, 2013)
  • International Conference on Infrastructural Development in Africa.(ICIDA), KwameNkrumaUniversity of Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (March 22-24th, 2012)
  • 11th AES-ATEMA, International Conference,Toronto, Canada (August 06-10th, 2012)
  • 1st Science and Engineering Technology Conference, OsunStateUniversity, Osogbo, Nigeria (March 15 -18th, 2011)
  • Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computing,

(SEMC 2010), University of Cape Town, South Africa (September 6-11th, 2010)

  • Workshop on Ethics and Ethos of Teaching in the University, organised by the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria (9-10th April 2008)

Dissertation and Thesis


  • Akinyele, J.O. (2012). Analysis of Pre-cast waffle slabs using Yield Line and Rankine Grashoff Theories. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


  • Akinyele, J.O. (2005). Effect of different Coarse Aggregate on the Characteristics of Concrete. M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Ibadan.


  • Akinyele, J.O. (2000). Household Food Residuals and their management: Experience from Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria. B.Sc. Project, University of Ibadan.


Journal Articles in Print

(1).    Akinyele J.O, Odunfa S.O, Kuye S.I and Famoye A.A. (2017). “Structural Behavior of

Metakaolin infused Concrete Structures.”Nigerian Journal of Technology

(NIJOTECH).Vol. 36. No. 2, pp. University of Nigeria, Nssuka, Nigeria.


(2).    Adewuyi A.P, Ismaila A.S, Akinyele J.O. (2017). “Compressive Strength and Abrasion

Resistance of Concretes under Varying Exposure Conditions.”Open Journal of Civil

                         Engineering, 7, 82-99. Scientific Research Publishing, Wuhan, China.


(3). Akinyele, J.O,Salim, R.W. & Kupolati, W.K (2016) Effect of rubber crumb on the

microstructural properties of concrete, African Journal of Science, Technology,

Innovationand Development.8:5-6, 467-474. (Routledge) Taylor and Francis Group,



(4)  Akinyele, J.O,Salim, R.W&Kupolati, W.K (2016) Production of lightweight concrete

from waste tire rubber crumb, Engineering Structures and Technologies,Vol. 8(3),

pp108-116. Taylor and Francis Group, London.


(5).Akinyele, J.O.,Salim R.W and Kupolati W.K. (2015). “The impact of rubber crumb on

The mechanical and chemical properties of rubberized concrete.” Engineering Structures

and Technologies, Vol. 7 (4), pp 196-203. Taylor and Francis Group, London.


(6)     Olaleye, O.T., Akinyele, J.O, and Olateju O.T. (2015). “Characterization of Corncob Ash

Pozzolan and its Performance in Concrete”. Journal of Science, Technology, Mathematics

and Education (JOSTMED), 11 (1). Pp 119- 131.Federal University of Technology,



(7)  Akinyele, J.O.,Olateju O.T and Oikelome O.K. (2015). “Rice Husk as Filler in the

Production of Bricks Using Gboko Clay.”Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH).

Vol. 34.No. 4, pp 672 -678.University of Nigeria, Nssuka, Nigeria.


(8)Akinyele, J.O and Hassan, R,O. (2015). “Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregate with

Polypropylene fibres in Concrete Slab”.ACTA TEHNICA CORVINIENSIS- Bulletin of 

Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 119 – 124. Faculty of Engineering, Hunedoara University,

Timisoara, Romania.


(9)Akinyele, J.O.,Salim R.W and Oyeti G. (2014). “Use of Recycled Polypropylene grains

as Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregate in Reinforced Concrete Beams”. Engineering

Structures and Technologies, Vol. 6 (4), pp 184-190. Taylor and Francis Group, London.


(10)Akinyele, J.O and Alade, G.A. (2014). “Application of Yield line Theory to Pre-cast

Waffle Slab.”Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH).Vol. 33.No. 1,pp 27 -32.

University of Nigeria, Nssuka, Nigeria.


(11)Akinyele, J.O. and Oyeyemi, K.S. (2014). “Strength Behaviour of Concrete using Foundry

sand as Aggregate”,Journal of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 13,

No. 1,Pp 99-108.Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.


(12)      Akinyele, J.O.and Olatomide, O.B. (2014). “Structural Response of Heated Polymer

Reinforced Concrete Façade to Loading”.ACTA TEHNICA CORVINIENSIS- Bulletin

ofEngineeringVol. 7, No. 2, pp. 51 – 56.  Faculty of Engineering, Hunedoara University,

Timisoara, Romania.


(13)Akinyele J.O. and Alade G.A. (2014). “A Comparative Study on the Flexural Behaviour of

Waffle and Solid Slabs Models when subjected to Point Load”.Journal of Civil

Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 588-594. David Publishing, USA.

(14)Akinyele J.O. (2014). “Flexural cracks in Rattan Cane Reinforced Concrete Beam”.

Journalof Research in Engineering Vol. 11 No. 1, pp 45-51. International Research and

Development Institute, Uyo, Nigeria.


(15) Akinyele J.O. (2013). “Effect of Temperature on the behaviour of polymer reinforced

concrete façade.” Research and Application in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and

Computation, Vol.5 pp. 1599-1602.Taylor & Francis Group, London, United Kingdom.


(16)Akinyele, J.O and Aresa S.W. (2013). “Structural Characteristics of Bamboo and Rattan

Cane Reinforced Concrete Struts.  Physical Review and Research International.3(4): 602-611. Sciencedomain International, United Kingdom.


(17)   Akinyele, J.O. and Odewale, A.O. (2012). “An Investigation of the Structural Properties of Termite Mound as Construction Material”.Journal of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 11 No. 1,pp 144-153. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.


(18)    Olutoge, F.A. and Akinyele, J.O. (2012).”Impact of Fine Aggregate size on the Performance of Concrete”.African Journal of Engineering Research and Development.Vol. 5 No. 1,pp 109-115.International Research and Development Institute, Uyo, Nigeria.


(19)      Akinyele, J.O. and Olutoge, F.A.(2011). “Properties of Rattan Cane Reinforced Concrete Façade Subjected to Axial Loading” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 5, No. 1,pp 1046 – 1052. David Publishing, USA.


(20)      Akinyele, J.O. and Alade, G.A. (2011).”Effective utilization of bituminous asphalts wasteas aggregate in concrete”. Journal of Natural Science, Engr. Tech, Vol. 10, No. 1,pp 127-135. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.


(21)    Akinyele, J.O. and Ajagbe, W.O.(2011). “Prevention of building collapse as a result of changes in structural members: Case study of a factory in Ibadan”. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp 90-95 .International Research and Development Institute, Uyo, Nigeria.


Conference Proceedings:


(22)    *Abiola R.J, Akinyele, J.O, Adewuyi, A.P, and Adetunji, O.R. (2016).”The use of Recycled Plastic Bottles in Reinforced Concrete Waffle Slab.”Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on SET (Science Engineering & Technology).COLENG 2016.Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. March 7-11, 2016.


(23)      *Akinyele, J.O, Salim, R.W, Oikelome, K.O, and Olateju, O.T.(2015). “The Use of Rice Husk Ash as Stabilizing agent in Lateritic clay soil”. The 17th International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering (ICCBE 2015),Cape Town, South Africa. Nov. 5-6.


(24).Akinyele, J.O and Abdulraheem, W. (2014). “Effect of Palm Fruit Fibre on the Compressive Strength of Lateritic Bricks at Different Curing Ages.”Proceedings of the 18th AES-ATEMAInternational Conference.Toronto, Canada. August 11-15th, 2014. Index by Elsevier.

(25)      Akinyele, J.O. and Olatomide, B.O.(2012). “Effective Utilization of Waste Polyethylene Sachets as Reinforcement in Concrete Façade”.Proceedings of the 11th AES-ATEMA International Conference.Toronto, Canada. August 06-10th, 2012. Index by Elsevier.


(26)      Akinyele, J.O. (2012). “Potential Design and Construction Errors Associated with a Selected Number of Building Failures in Some Nigerian Cities: An Exploratory Evaluation”. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Infrastructures Development in Africa, (ICIDA 2012).KwameNkrumaUniversity of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. March22-24th, 2012.


(27)      Akinyele, J.O. (2010). “Computer application of Yield line theory in the analysis of solid

Slabs”.Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and computation.4th Edition, pp 827-830. (Ed.) Zingoni.Taylor& Francis Group London, United Kingdom.

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