Christian Amaechi Bolu
Professor Christian Amaechi Bolu, graduated with B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1976; a M.Eng in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1979 and a Ph.D in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wales, in Swansea, United Kingdom in 1982.
Prof Bolu, a professor of Mechatronics Engineering, is a practicing engineer with engineering industry work experience spanning over 27 years. He ran several multi-national engineering companies in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya at top technical and management levels. He was instrumental to setting up of the first CNC wire-cutting machine in Nigeria in the late 1980s, as well as the first automated powder coating plant in Nigeria. He was the developer of one of the early Enterprise Resource Planning solutions widely used in engineering manufacturing plants in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.
Prof Bolu, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of both the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Nigerian Institution of Industrial Engineers was a one-time Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Lagos Branch), National Technical Secretary of the Nigeria Society of Engineers and President of the Nigerian Institution of Industrial Engineers. He is a SAP Certified Solution Consultant. His present special interest area is in Mechatronics System Design for community development, Internet of Things (IoT) and Rapid Prototyping.
He is presently the Dean of the College of Engineering at Covenant University in Ota, Nigeria, after serving as pioneer Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Federal University in Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria from 2012-2015.