COREN appoints Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ademola Adisa Bello as new Registrar

By Isqil Najim

A former National National of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Engr. Prof. Adisa A. Bello, FNSE.FAEng, FNIMechE has been appointed Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN).

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, was established by decree 55 of 1970 and amended by Decree 27 of 1992, now the “Engineers (Registration, etc) Act, CAP E11 of 2004” Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is the sole regulatory body that governs engineering practices and education in all ramifications in Nigeria. The Registrar is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of COREN and is answerable through the President of Council to the Council. He will also be expected to provide the requisite professional and administrative advice to the Council and leadership of the staff of the Secretariat laid down by the Act and the Council in the achievement of the objectives of COREN.

Prof Ademola Adisa Bello, Former National Chairman of NIMechE is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He attended St. Mathew’s Anglican primary school, Kurra Falls and the Boys’ Secondary School, Gindiri, all in Plateau State. He obtained in 1989, the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He obtained the Master of Engineering in Solid Mechanics and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution.

He took up appointment with the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi as a Graduate Assistant in 1991 and rose through the ranks to the present rank of Professor in 2010. He teaches subjects in the area of mechanics and energy studies. His areas of specialization are in Optimization of Mechanical Design/Systems and Efficient Energy utilization.

He has served and still serving the academic community as an external examiner/assessor in many universities and many professional/academic Journals. He served the ATBU as Director of Centre for Energy Research, Coordinator of postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Head of Mechanical/Production Engineering Department and Director, Centre for Industrial Studies. He has supervised to completion, over seventy B. Eng theses, eight PGD theses, eighteen M. Eng theses and seven PhD dissertations (the eighth is awaiting senate approval).

He has over seventy-five peer reviewed Journal and conference papers, eight Technical Reports and 15 Public Lectures delivered. He has been sponsoring two prizes in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since the 2012/2013 session at every convocation ceremony. He served on the Governing Council of ATBU for four years. He also served on the Council of the NSE for two years. He served on the Council of COREN for three years. He served as the 11th National Chairman of the NIMechE and have been serving on its Council since 2009. Currently, he serving on the Africa, Asia and the Pacific (AAP) Accord Council. He is Chairman, Board of Trus

He is a Fellow of the NSE, NIMechE, AutoEI, SESN and IMC and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He is also a member of NIM (Chartered), ASME and SPE. He is listed in the International Who’s Who Historical Society (2011 – 2012) as a Professional Educator and the International Registry Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals (2012 – 2013) as a Professor. He is a recipient of many awards locally and internationally.

He enjoys traveling, reading, playing football and badminton. He has travelled to almost all states in Nigeria. Outside Nigeria, He is married and blessed with children.

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