Ajayi Babatunde (Basic Profile)
Surname AJAYI
Other Names Babatunde
Post Professor
Email Address babatundeajayi2000[at]yahoo.com
Telephone +234-803-454-0627
Nationality NIGERIA
Affiliations Member, The Institute of Wood Science, U.K. Member, Commonwealth Forestry Association, U.K. Member, Forest Products Society, U.S.A. Member, Forestry Association of Nigeria, Nigeria. Member, Nigerian Society for Environmental Management, Nigeria. Member, Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigeria. Member, Science Association of Nigeria, Nigeria. Member, Forest and Forest Products Society, Nigeria. Member, International Union of Forestry Research Organization. Member, International Inorganic Bonded Composites, USA. Member, Society of Wood Science and Technology.
Education Ph.D. Wood Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, 1994 – 2000; M.Sc. Forest Industries Technology, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK. 1986 – 1987; PGD Timber and Material Technology, Bulks College of Higher Education High – Wycombe UK, 1985 – 198
Background Professor Babatnde Ajayi was born on 25th August, 1955 in Ijan Ekiti, Nigeria. He obtained his Diploma in Forestry at the school of Forestry Ibadan, PGD in Timber and Material Technology at High- Wycombe, UK in 1986, MSc in Forest Industries Technology at the University College of North Wales Bangor, UK in 1990 and a PhD in Wood Science and Bio-Composites Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2000. He assumed the status of a Professor in 2010. He has published more than 50 papers in reputable local and international journals and presented papers at more than 33 conferences and professional meetings in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa etc. His area of research is the production of Bio-composites materials from wood and agricultural wastes. Currently, he is working on the production of plastic bonded composites using virgin plastic (HPDE), recycled plastic (LPDE), and used car battery case as binders. He is also investigating the suitability of agricultural wastes for the manufacture of cement bonded composites as affordable products for core low cost housing for low income earners in Urban and Rural communities. In 2011, he received a Merit Award as the best innovative researcher for Local Raw Materials Content, Research and Development from the Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria at TECHNO-EXPO 2011 (A Technology and Innovative Fair) in Abuja, Nigeria. He also exhibited his work at the United Nations Geneva- 2010 Exhibitions of Innovative Wood Products and for the 2011 International Year of the Forest. He is a member of many professional bodies including the Institute of Wood Science, U.K., Commonwealth Forestry Association, U.K., Forest Products Society, U.S.A., Forestry Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Society for Environmental Management, Forest and Forest Products Society, Nigeria, International Union of Forestry Research Organization, International Inorganic Bonded Composites, USA and Society of Wood Science and Technology.