Prof. Kehinde OGUNJOBIINTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PROF. KEHINDE OGUNJOBI is the Research Director at the Competence Centre in Burkina Faso.
As the Research Director, Professor Kehinde Olufunso Ogunjobi makes the necessary linkages between the different poles of the WASCAL Research Programme and with external research partners, particularly the national, regional and international research institutions. He will design and implement a fundraising strategy for research activities and lead staff of the WASCAL Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to write and submit proposals to international partners for funding. He will also provide high level scientific advice to the Executive Director and to the Governing Board.
Professor Ogunjobi is expected to manage and coordinate the research group of WASCAL from the Competence Centre in all respect and developing strategies to ensure effective achievement of WASCAL vision and scientific objectives; as well as collaborating with the regional and international scientific community for developing and maintaining effective partnerships and to ensuring that WASCAL’s research is well positioned, demand-driven and responsive to current and future adaptation/mitigation challenges.
Professor Ogunjobi is a Meteorologist, Environmental and Climate scientist. He obtained his master’s degree in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He further obtained a PhD Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering in May 2004 from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
He became a Professor in October 2012 at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Professor Ogunjobi has vast experience in Air Quality and Aerosols Meteorology and has contributed immensely to the development of the University, not only in terms of teaching, but also supervised research works of more than 75 undergraduate and postgraduate students including three completed PhD works.
He has served as acting and substantive Head of Department of Meteorology and Climate Science and was the Director of WASCAL’s Doctoral Research Programme in West African Climate Systems at FUTA (DRP-WACS, FUTA), Nigeria. He has served as external examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many Nigerian Universities including Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University of Technology, Minna, and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Professor Ogunjobi is a Fellowship of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, and Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
He has published more than Sixty (60) Journal articles and Proceedings in both local and international Journals. His publications are of high quality as evident by the high number of publications in International Journals. He has equally shown leadership in his research works, being lead author in more than 50% of his Journal articles. He also made significant contributions to the scientific critical mass of Atmospheric Radiation and Aerosol science.