Thursday, 20 September 2012
NIGERIAN PROFESSOR BECOMES FIRST BLACK VC. IN US.
Prof. Adesida, 63, who is a native of Ifon in Ondo State, is a Nigerian engineer who has had outstanding works in the field of Nanotechnology. A former head at the Electrical Engineering Department of Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria, Prof Adesida is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Vacuum Society, and the Optical Society of America.
Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida has made history by becoming the first black Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the United States.