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Until he was appointed in February 2011 as the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko was a professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University, Washington, DC, and was Chair of its department from 1994-2002. With an BSc degree (1976) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife (Nigeria; now Obafemi Awolowo University), he also attended Imperial College, University of London (MSc, DIC, 1978) ; University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD, 1983); and State University of New York, Buffalo (for graduate and post-doc studies). He has had sabbatical teaching and research stints at various times at the University of Washington, (Seattle; Materials Science Department); the University of Maryland (College Park; Chemical Engineering), and the University of Ado-Ekiti (Nigeria; Mechanical Engineering Department). He started teaching at Howard University in August 1984. His research interests are mathematical modeling, chemical reaction engineering, electronic materials processing, energy systems, information technology and education pedagogy. He is the owner of a USA patent (2000) in coal cleaning technology.
He is presently President/CEO of Alondex Applied Technologies, LLC: one-time Lead Consultant and International Coordinator of the LEAD Program at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Nigeria; and Principal Academic Consultant and Member of the Board of AfriHUB (Nig.) Ltd., a ICT resource provider for universities in Nigeria.
An indigene of Ekiti State in Nigeria, he is an activist and frequent commentator on Nigerian and African affairs. His numerous essays are featured on many websites, but he maintains his own website http://www.nigerianmuse.com. He is married with children.