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History: Nigeria’s Professor Adesida becomes the first black Provost/Vice Chancellor of the University of Illiinois at Urbana Champaign

  • Posted On: 16th September 2012
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Adesida History: Nigeria’s Professor Adesida becomes the first black Provost/Vice Chancellor of the University of Illiinois at Urbana Champaign

Professor Ilesanmi Adesida

News just got to us that yet another African in the Diaspora, Professor Ilesanmi Adesida made history this past August by becoming the first black Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the well respected University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the United States.

Born in Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Adesida is a Nigerian engineer whose outstanding work in the field of Nanotechnology has received much acclaim in the scientific community. He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently went on to develop a body of work in the processing of semiconductors and other materials at the nanometer-scale level. After his studies, he worked in various capacities at what is now known as the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility and the School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He was also the head of the Electrical Engineering Department at Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.

Commenting on his recently appointed role, Adesida said:
“I’m honored and humbled to be selected as provost of this great campus. This is something I take very seriously. I know how to work very hard and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get the job done.”

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. He is also the past-president of IEEE Electron Devices Society.

Photo via University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Source: CP-Africa

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8 Comments

  1. Taiwo Odebode · September 16, 2012

    What a great achivement to a proud Nigerian. I wish Prof. Ilesanmi Adeshida a successful teneure while in office. May God's wisdom come upon him for more innovations.

  2. Taiwo Odebode · September 16, 2012

    What a great achivement to a proud Nigerian. I wish Prof. Ilesanmi Adeshida a successful teneure while in office. May God's wisdom come upon him for more innovations.

  3. Godson Kotey · September 16, 2012

    Very proud of you as an African–proof that the black man is capable when given the opportunity.Wish you well.

  4. Godson Kotey · September 16, 2012

    Very proud of you as an African–proof that the black man is capable when given the opportunity.Wish you well.

  5. Inegbidion Christian · September 16, 2012

    Am happy for you Am coming also God bless 9ja My Father' Land.

  6. Inegbidion Christian · September 16, 2012

    Am happy for you Am coming also God bless 9ja My Father' Land.

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