PROF. AKANDE LAOGUN
PROF. ABIMBOLA AKANDE LAOGUN Tel:08080868234 , 08147699225
Prof. Abimbola Akande Laogun, B.Sc (Ibadan), M.Sc. Eng (ABU), Ph.D (London); C. Phys; F.Inst P; FNIP was born at Iragberi in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State , Nigeria. He had his primary education at the Baptist Day School, Osogbo where he obtained his Cambridge West African school certificate with grade 1 in 1961. He later attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating in 1970 with M.Sc (eng) degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Electronics and Telecommunication.
In 1971, he joined the Academic Staff of the Physics Department of the Mid-West Institute of Technology, benin City, which he became the University of Benin. In 1974, he went on leave to study Medical electronics at the Physics Department of guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, where he spent the Sabbatical year 1982/1983 as a post-Doctoral Commonwealth Research Fellow at the Physics Department, University of Queen Elizabeth College, University of London.
Prof. Abimbola Akande Laogun was a Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Benin in 1980 and a full Professor in 1987. He was Head of Physics Department, university of Benin from 1987 to 1989 and also from 1998 to 2001. He was dean, Faculty of science, university of Benin from 1992 to 1994. He has served as external Examiner of Physics at Undergraduate and postgraduate levels in many universities in Nigeria.
Prof. Akande Laogun served the University of Benin in many capacities including membership of the following Committees and boards: The Committee of Provost and Deans, Management board of the University of Benin Computer centre, Postgraduate committee, Appointments and Promotion Committee.
On retirement, Prof. Abimbola Akande Laogun joined the academic staff of the Physics Department, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in 2007. He is currently the Head of that department and has been involved in the departmental administration, teaching of physics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, research and curriculum department.
Prof. Laogun’s major achievements include (1) Non-Sensitive measurement of arterial compliance in health and cardiovascular disorders using Doppler Ultrasound Technique and (2) investigation and Understanding of the molecular behavior of insulin and human hemoglobin’s by dielectric spectroscopy.
He was one of the recipients of the Third World Academy of science research Grant Awards for physics in 1987. His other Honors and Awards include the University of Benin Medallion for inaugural Lecture in 2005, the Distinguished Leadership in National Gold Award by the Leaders International Magazine also in 2014.
Prof Laogun a 2015 United Nations _ POLAC Peace Ambassador (Amb.P) is a chartered Physicist, a life Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London, Life Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Physics and honorary Fellow of the Nigeria institute for Biomedical Engineering.
He is a Marquis Biographee in WHO’S WHO in Science and Engineering (4th Edition) and WHO’S WHO in the World (16th Edition). He is married with children.