ICSEMD 2021 Guest Speaker

Name: Fayomi Ojo Sunday Isaac, PhD
Current Position: Professor & Dean, College of Engineering
Institution: Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria

Speech Title:

Materials in a new age adventure.


We live in a materials world, and the development of new materials has become inevitable in our daily lives to meet the yarning of local industry and sustainable development goals. The world will continue to experience the outburst of new materials for multifaceted application to mitigate failures in service. It is known that material destruction results in loss of mechanical properties like strength, ductility, and impact strength. The cost of maintenance and repair cannot be ignored since the costs vary from one industry and nation to the other. However, Surface Engineering is both an art and science of surface improvement. It is the treatment of metallic surface through an application of surface-active agent or metallic materials to alter the appearance and give special surface properties or improve engineering or mechanical properties. The effects of corrosion failures on the performance and maintenance of materials would often be minimized if life monitoring and control of the environmental and human factors supplemented efficient designs. Materials that range from ceramics, composites, biomaterials, and metals are of great benefit for suitable surfaces enhancement properties and achieving interfacial multi-functional systems where necessary. Hence, we will be looking into detailed information on surface modifications in recent times for contemporary application in materials manufacturing design.


Professor Ojo Sunday Isaac Fayomi is the Dean of the College of Engineering, and Chairman, Corporate Affairs Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria. He is an internationally renowned researcher, teacher and life coach. He is an established proven academia and global researcher in the area of Mechanical Metallurgy of Materials and Production Technology. He was born in Iyara, Kogi State, Nigeria on March 14th 1984. Prof Ojo Sunday Fayomi has a combination of multifaceted experience and qualifications in the engineering discipline. He obtained National Diploma (Distinction) from the Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria, Higher National Diploma in (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) from Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State with (Upper credit), Bachelor’s of Engineering, (Honours) in (Mechanical Engineering) from Bells University of Technology (2nd Class upper). He bagged his Master’s and Doctoral degree in Metallurgical Engineering with Distinction (Cum Laude) from the Department of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. He has a postgraduate diploma in environmental and natural resource management from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

Prof Ojo Sunday Fayomi has been instructing in the University and research environment since 2007. He rose to be a distinguished exceptional Professor with a massive contribution to new materials development. He is a visiting scholar to several Universities locally and internationally. He is a visiting research director at Surface Engineering Research Centre, Research and Innovation Associate with the Tshwane University of Technology; Pretoria, South Africa where he trained and mentored over 150 training students.

He has to his credit over (500) indexed international and local peer-reviewed journals with substantial impact factors, broad readership, and citations in Scopus and Web of Science. Professor Fayomi is an External Examiner to several Nigerian universities at both undergraduate, postgraduate levels, and some foreign universities, among others, is the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He has supervised over 150 international research/industrial projects, graduated 7 doctoral degree holders and 15 Master's degree students apart from the ongoing postgraduate supervision.

Prof Ojo Sunday Fayomi is a sought-after inspirational public speaker and lecturer to many industries, universities, and institutes. Prof Fayomi is known to be a reviewer to the highly-rated Scientific Journal and Conference publisher in the related field such as Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, and others. He is also an examiner to the National Research Foundation, South Africa, Portugal, and Technical Chair of one of the most soughed largest researcher conference gathering in Africa, “ICESW”. He is a Co-chairman of Standards and dredgers with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria. He is a member of several engineering bodies such as the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigerian (COREN), Member Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Registered Academic Member Water Institute of Southern Africa (AMWISA), Member Nigeria Metallurgical Society (NMS), and Member Nigeria Association of Technologist in Engineering.

He is an achieved researcher and lecturer, who has harvested several awards internationally. Among others is the Scientific Achievement by South African Association for Advancement in Science Medal Award (A2S3 Medal for Original Research). Fayomi is a Postdoc Research Scholar and an Awardee of the Institutional Best Postdoctoral fellow for Teaching and Innovations at the Tshwane University of Technology. He also emerged as the best doctoral degree award student at the Tshwane University of Technology. He is well-reputed nationally and internationally in the areas of Mechanical Materials Mechanics. He was named the Outstanding African Researcher, 2019, and the Most Innovative Scholar in Composite deposition. According to 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 rating of researchers globally by Elsevier Scopus (Scival), Professor Fayomi was ranked the number one (1) researcher globally by Scopus output in Composite, Electrodeposition of Materials. Ranked the number one (1) researcher in Nigeria 2019, 2020 in Materials Science and Engineering, he is ranked number 3 top published author in Nigeria, in accredited Journals by Elsevier Scopus. In 2021 Professor Ojo Sunday Fayomi has been listed Among the Top 50 in Africa out of the top 500 researchers, by scholarly output, over the period 2015-2020 by Scival. He has a patent to his credit with the South Africa Ministry of Education and Cooperates affair.

Prof Ojo Sunday Isaac Fayomi is a passionate, purpose-driven, self-motivated, and result-oriented natural leader. He is a multi-talented person, perfectionist, and president of Ignite World- an organization founded by him to help the needy, youth, and family discover themselves. Prof Ojo Sunday Fayomi is the founder of a monthly publication called DISCOVERY, a network of vibrant conference and inspiration presentations. He has published many weekly motivational and transformational materials through hard work, commitment, and dedication to the vision. He has trained hundreds to thousands of people through Ignite world motivational summit, seminars, workshops and conferences. He presently serves as a mentor to several people in Nigeria and around the world. As an international conference speaker, he has spoken to audiences in Belgium, Mauritius, United States, Greece, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Nigeria,

Today, Prof Ojo Sunday Isaac Fayomi is a multi-gifted inspirational speaker who addresses critical issues that affect every aspect of human concept, professional practices, social, and inspirational empowerment. Fayomi is happily married to his sweetheart Gloria, and they are blessed with two children Isaac Jnr and Triumph.