Major Achievements

DOME's Afolabi Abdulqadri Participates at the Finals

of  NUESA Engineering Project Exhibition (EPEX 2017). 

 The Department of Mechatronics Engineering (DOME) was well represented at the just concluded NUESA organized:  Engineering Project Exhibition (EPEX 2017) at the University of Ilorin.  DOME's Afolabi AbdulQadri led a team of 3 Engineering Students to present the project titled: Thermo Hall Effect Detector (THED). The Project THED has the capability of been used for  energy conservation; can serve as a whistle blower with respect to burglary situations and can also detect fire out break with emergency alert system.  The EPEX 2017 had over 32 projects from different universities across the country. The project THED  was selected to compete at the finals of the competition alongside 4 other projects. 

                                                              DOME's Afolabi Abdulqadri making is presentation during EPEX 2017

                                                                           Testing the Project- THED during EPEX 2017

DOME's AEIRG  VISITS OAU ILE IFE 

In quest to boost its profile and inter-university research collaboration aimed at addressing pertinent problems of the society, the Advanced Engineering and Innovation Research Group (AEIRG) has visited the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile ife on a 3-day research collaboration tour. 

The first point of call for the visiting AEIRG Team led by the coordinator Prof A.M. Aibinu was the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering where they were received by the Head of Department Dr T. Yesefu.  Thereafter, the team proceeded into a technical collaboration meeting session with the Members of the Department’s Communication Research Group led by Dr S. Adeniran. 

Speaking during the interactive session, Dr. Adeniran said it would be a dream come true for both parties to consummate their research collaborations with the aim of working together for the good of the society, adding that quality research is needed to achieve the much-needed development in the country.

He expressed satisfaction with the quality of research works exhibited by the University’s team while stating that OAU research group is desirous to collaborate with FUT, Minna because of its antecedents in conducting world class research which has resulted in the group winning many local and international laurels.

Dr. Adeniran who was the leader of the team that launched Nigeria SAT-1 further disclosed that the group has collaboration deals with several notable organizations in the world and expressed optimism that adding FUT, Minna to the list would enhance the fortune of the group.

Responding, the leader of FUT, Minna research group, Prof. Aibinu said the purpose of the visit was to finalize areas of collaboration with the group based on the outcome of their earlier visit, noting that the group’s mission is to collaborate with renowned research groups in the country that have the capacity to address the research needs of the country.

                                         Team AEIRG, the HOD EEE Dept OAU and the Members of the Communication Research Group. 

The University research group later had another interactive session with staff of Africa Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The group was received by the ACE Project Head, Prof. Aderounmu, who stated that working with the group would be in line with the objectives of the Centre in developing the next generation of scientists, researchers and teachers by stimulating their creativity and excellence in research and innovation.

The ACE Project Head, further disclosed that the Centre is desirous to provide the launch pad for start-up companies borne out of university research activities, and collaboration with partnering ICT companies, who would have the competitive advantage of proximity and direct access to the intellectual infrastructure and output of the university.

He disclosed that he was marvelled by the quantum of research prototypes and designs executed by the group and expressed desire to partner with the group. Responding, Prof. Aibinu stated that FUT, Minna is a powerhouse in ICT training among Nigerian universities and revealed that the group is ready and well equipped to collaborate with ACE. He assured them that the partnership would be a win-win situation for both parties.

 

                                           Team AEIRG and the ACE Team as well as their World Bank Partners.  

During the visit the  AEIRG Team also attended a workshop on Collaborative Research and Grant winning Strategies organized by the UNIFEMGA OAU. 

                                                         Team AEIRG during the Collaborative  Workshop 

 

 

 Department of Mechatronics Engineering  Wins 2017 Convocation Exhibition in Grand Style. 

 The Department of Mechatronics Engineering (DOME) has being adjudged the winner of the 2017 Convocation Exhibition Contest. The DOME came first in the contest which featured over 114 innovative products from 8 Schools in the University. The Multiple Operator Enable Subscriber Identification Module (MOES) helped DOME win the contest. The first price attracted a cash reward of N50,000.00  

Some Clips of the DOME Stand during the Contest are as follows;

 

 

 Research Grant

In 2016, Research group in the DOME won Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Research Grant for the Development of GSM Communication Based Walking Cane Robot (GWCR) for Enhancing Ambulation. This is in addition to the previous grants from NCC won by the research group in 2015.  

 



Community Social Responsibility

The HOD and members of staff of the Department have been in active participation the repair and maintenance of the CCTV, Radio, Inverters of the security services section of the University as part of its contribution to the development of the University.

Research Exhibitions

The Department was actively represented at the Niger state Trade fair 2016 and Convocation Exhibition program.

     

  Mentoring and Student Support Group

The welfare of students is also paramount to the Department. The Department currently runs an Academic and Mentoring Package for her students which includes; Organizing Tutorials for its students, providing emotional and developmental support for its students and well as the development of a robotics and software club for its students. However, the availability of a dedicated space for use has been a challenge for the fully implementation of all the packages in the Programme for the students

 

 Development of Innovation Centre

The Department has also initiated the development of an innovation Centre named; Mechatronics Engineering Innovation Centre (MEIC) to be established within the campus of the FUTMINNA. The Centre is proposed to house a number of Labs, offices, a development Centre, a conference hall and meeting rooms. The Department proposes to fund the development of MEIC through contributory funds from research grants and sponsors within and outside the University.

 

 VISION

To harness all available human and material resources to provide high quality Mechatronics Engineering goods and services for the Nigerian community through quality training and research.

MISSION

To train undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of intelligent/automated mechatronics systems. This will be done with the aim of making the Department one of the leading in both teaching and research in Mechatronics Engineering.

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