The National Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Professor Mohammed Baba Ndaliman has been re-appointed as the Managing Director of Scientific Equipment Development Institute SEDi Minna.
Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Minna- a mono-mandate development institute that was established by National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to provide science infrastructure and equipment for capacity building in areas such as electrical engineering to foundry technology, and develop engineering designs and disseminate same to SMEs in order to standardize Nigerian made products and make them globally competitive.
The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) was established in 1992 by the Federal Government of the recommendations of the White Paper Committee on the 1991 Report of a 150 member National Committee on Engineering Infrastructure comprising Scientists, Engineers, Administrators, Federal and State Civil Servants, Economists, Lawyers, Bankers and Industrialists.
NASENI, by its mandate, which is specifically in the area of Capital goods, research, production and reverse engineering. and scope of operation is the Nigerian only purpose built Agency designed to conduct developmental work in the areas of manufacturing, Technologies developed in the areas of spares, components and systems engineering are to be transferred to Entrepreneurs for the production of goods and services.
Professor Mohammed Baba Ndaliman is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. Prof. Ndaliman began his academic and research career the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1991, after a brief stint as Management trainee with the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, Sokoto. He rose through the wrungs of academic ladder to the exalted position of Professor on the effective date of October 2017, though officially announced on the 18th April, 2018.
Born October 3, 1963, in Bida, Niger State, he is a world class intellectual and design specialist, enlisted in the pre-eminent directory of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2014 edition. In 2014, he received global citations in the redoubtable pages of International Biographical Centre, England, as one of the world’sTop100 Engineers and Leading Professionals of the World, culminating in his declaration as 2014 Man of The Year.
Distinguished in Nigeria and abroad, as a doctoral student in International Islamic University, Malaysia, he won an award as the Best PhD Student in Engineering, in 2014. His studentship in Nigeria was no less impressive and memorable; as an undergraduate at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, he received Iwuanyanwu Foundation’s Nigerian Silver Jubilee Scholars Award, in 1985, and Nigerian Breweries Prize for the Best Mechanical Engineering Graduate, in 1990.
In 2012, he won two silver medals at a research exhibition and enriched his resume still more with two silver and one bronze medals at two different research exhibitions, in 2013. Among his many award winning technological inventions are cassava grating machine, manually operated juice extractor, an improved wood stove, development of insulating refractory bricks from local clays in Nigeria, etc.
He was educated in the following schools: Ndayako Primary School (Jan, 1972-July, 1978), Government College, Bida (Oct, 1978-Dec, 1980), Government Science College, Kutigi (Jan, 1981-June, 1983), Federal University of Technology, Minna (Feb, 1984-Jan, 1990), University of Ilorin (Jan, 1992-Dec, 1995), and International Islamic University, Malaysia (June, 2010-Dec, 2013). The crowning glories from his academic pursuits include WASC/GCE (passed with seven credits), B.Eng, M.Eng, and PhD (in Manufacturing Engineering).
His scholarly works have been published worldwide, in respected journals in Malaysia, Australia, India, and Nigeria, and on the e-platform, ‘www.scientific.net’. He is a reviewer to many local and international journals, such as the International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Journal of Petroleum and Gas Exploration Research, WebPub Journal of Scientific Research, World Journal of Engineering and Physical Sciences, etc.