WASCAL

Professor Kehinde Folorunsho OGUNJOBI

Professor Ogunjobi graduated B.sc degree in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria in June 1988. He proceeds to University of Nsukka, Nigeria where he obtained Masters Degree in Physics and Astronomy. He further proceeded to Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea and obtained a PhD Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering in May 2004.

His first employment as a University teacher was in the Federal University of Technology, Akure as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1993 in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. He rose through the rank of the university promotion to becoming a Professor in 2012.

Professor Ogunjobi is a Meteorologist, Environmental and Climate scientist with vast experience in Air quality and Aerosols Meteorology. His researches focus on air quality modeling, climate modeling and cloud modification by atmospheric aerosols. His key research, professional and experiential qualifications include issues related to air -pollution Meteorology, climate modeling, aerosols impact on climate using notable climate models. His publications show he is a prolific researcher, a commendable fit in the area of aerosol science and has published more than sixty (60) Journal articles and Proceedings in both local and international Journals. He equally shows leadership in his research works, being lead author in more than 50% of his Journal articles.

Professor Ogunjobi has contributed immensely to the development of the University, not only in teaching, but he has successfully supervised research works of more than 75 undergraduate and postgraduate students including five completed PhD works. He has served in both Acting and substantive Head of Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at various times. He is currently the Director of The West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), DRP-WACS, FUTA that train’s student at the Doctoral Level in all aspects of the West African Climate Systems. He is a Post Doctoral Fellow of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (ICTP), and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Germany.