Engr. (Prof.) Bobboi Umar - Rector

Engr. (Prof.) Bobboi Umar – Rector

Curriculum Vitae

A. BIO DATA

B. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  1. Girei I Primary School, Girei, Adamawa State – 1972 to 1978
  2. Government Secondary School, Banjiram, Adamawa State – 1978 to 1983
  3. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri – 1983 to 1989
  4. University of Ibadan, Ibadan – 1991 to 1992
  5. University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna, Austria – 1995 to 1999

C. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Primary School Leaving Certificate
  2. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) O’ Level
  3. Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Agricultural Engineering
  4. Masters of Science (MSc) Degree in Agricultural Engineering (Farm Power and Machinery)
  5. Doctorate Degree (Dr.nat.tech.) in Agricultural Engineering (Farm Power and Machinery)

D. SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIP, PRIZES

  1. Adamawa (former Gongola) State Scholarship for undergraduate studies
  2. Study Fellowship for Masters degree programme awarded by the University of Maiduguri
  3. Federal Government Postgraduate Scholarship awarded in 1992
  4. Prize for the best graduating student in academic performance in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri in 1989.
  5. Study Fellowship for Doctorate degree programme awarded by the University of Maiduguri
  6. Austrian Academic Exchange Programme (ÖAD) scholarship for Doctorate degree studies in Austria.

E. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  1. Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE) Membership No. M 362. Registered in 1991.
  2. Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (FNIAE) Fellowship No. F 100. Admitted 2010
  3. Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  4. Membership No. 10678. Registered in 2000.
  5. COREN Registered Engineer. Registration No. R.9733 (Registered in 2003)

F. EMPLOYMENT RECORD

  1. Graduate Assistant, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri, 1991
  2. Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri, 1992 – 1993.
  3. Lecturer II, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri, 1993 – 1998.
  4. Lecturer I, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri, 1998 to 2001.
  5. Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri, 2001 to 2004.
  6. Reader, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering, University of Maiduguri, 2004 to 2007.
  7. Reader, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, 2006 to 2007 (on visiting appointment during sabbatical leave).
  8. Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering, University of Maiduguri, from 1st October 2007.
  9. Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Yola, February 2011 to date
  10. Current Appointment: Rector, Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola (since March 2010)

G. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ACADEMIC/PUBLIC/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  1. Chairman, Technical Sub-Committee for the 4th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers – Damaturu 2004, 8th – 12th September 2003.
  2. Editor, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (Volume 25, 2003).
  3. Editor, Farm Power and Machinery Section, Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (JAET), the official journal of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, NIAE (2004 to date).
  4. Member, COREN Visitation Team for B.Eng. and PGD programmes in Agricultural Engineering, FUT, Minna (15th – 19th August, 2004).
  5. External Examiner, B.Eng. Agricultural Engineering Programme, Federal University of Technology, Yola (2002/2003 – 2004/2005, 2007/2008).
  6. Member, COREN Visitation Team for B.Eng. programme in Agricultural Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (2008).
Responsibilities
  • The Rector shall be the academic and executive head of the Polytechnic
  • The Rector shall be a member of the Council
  • The Rector shall be responsible for execution of the decisions of the Council.
Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Umar, B. (1996) Biogas – a promising energy supplement for Nigerian economic growth and environment protection.Energy and Environment, 7(3), 309 – 315.

  2. Umar, B. (1997) The role of public and private tractor hiring units in agricultural mechanization: a case study from Adamawa state, Nigeria. Outlook on Agriculture, 26(1), 35 – 38.

  3. Haque, M.A. and Umar, B. (1997) Field efficiency of disc harrows in Borno state, Nigeria. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 36(4), 379 – 386.

  4. Umar, B. (1998a) The use of solar cooling to minimise postharvest losses in the tropics. Tropical Science, 38, 74 – 77.

  5. Umar, B. (1998b) The use of renewable energies for Nigerian agriculture: progress, prospects and problems. Outlook on Agriculture, 27(1), 129 – 132.

  6. Umar, B. and Weingartmann, H. (1999) Design of a solar collector-cum-adsorber for agricultural cooling. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 1, 85 – 93.

  7. Haque, M.A., Umar, B. and Kawuyo, U.A. (2000) A preliminary survey on the use of animal power in agricultural operations in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Outlook on Agriculture, 29(1), 123 – 127.

  8. Umar, B. and Weingartmann, H. (2000a) Suitability of silica gel and water for solar cooling applications. Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, 8(1, 2), 46 – 54.

  9. Umar, B. and Weingartmann, H. (2000b) Evaluation of desorption of silica gel for use in solar cooling. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture 2, 87 – 96.

  10. Haque, M.A., Umar, B. and Mohammed, S.U. (2001) Performance of state-owned tractor hiring units in Nigeria: a case study from Taraba state. Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America, 32(1), 55 – 58.

  11. Haque, M.A., Umar, B. and Zamdai, B. (2001) Availability and conditions of agricultural machinery in Borno state, Nigeria. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, 1(1), 1 – 6.

  12. Umar, B. (2001) An introduction to solar cooling and refrigeration systems. Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri Seminar Series, 1(1), 1 – 6.

  13. Haque, M.A., Umar, B. and Umar, I. (2002) Development of solar water distiller. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture 4, 144 – 151.

  14. Umar, B. (2002) Improvement of rural off-farm energy use in Nigeria: a pre-requisite for rural development and poverty alleviation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Energy Resources and Development Centre for Energy Research, ATBU, Bauchi, 10th – 14th February, 178 – 181.

  15. Umar, B. (2003a) Comparison of manual and manual-cum-mechanical energy uses in groundnut production in a semi-arid environment. Agricultural Engineering International, Vol. V,May (http://cigr-ejournal.tamu.edu/Volume5.html).

  16. Umar, B. (2003b) Energy use improvements necessary for enhanced crop production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the NIAE, Damaturu, 8th – 12th September, 25, 42 – 48.

  17. Usman, A.M. and Umar, B. (2003) Farm tractor maintenance: types, procedures and related problems in Nigeria.Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the NIAE, Damaturu, 8th – 12th September, 25, 78 – 84.

  18. Haque, M.A.; Umar, B. and Arku, A.Y. (2003) A comparative analysis of tractor use in Borno State of Nigeria in 1984 and 1998. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment 3, 22 – 26.

  19. Usman, A.M.; Haque, M.A. and Umar, B. (2004) Design, construction and evaluation of an animal-drawn disc harrow. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment 4, 36 – 44.

  20. Audu, I.; Oloso, A.O. and Umar, B. (2004) Development of a concentric cylinder locust bean dehuller. Agricultural Engineering International, Vol VI,August (http://cigr-ejournal.tamu.edu/Volume6.html).

  21. Aviara, N.A.; Mamman, E.; Umar, B. (2005) Some physical properties of balanites aegyptiaca nuts. Biosystems Engineering 92 (3), 325 – 334.

  22. Mamman, E.; Umar, B. and Aviara, N.A. (2005) Effect of moisture content and loading orientation on the mechanical properties of balanites aegyptiaca nuts. Agricultural Engineering International, Vol. VII,December (http://cigr-ejournal.tamu.edu/Volume7.html).

  23. Umar, B. (2005) Potential problems and prospects of biodiesel production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 6thInternational Conference of the NIAE, Yenagoa, 31st January – 2nd February 2006, 27, 73 – 79.

  24. Umar, B., Usman, A.M. and Kawuyo, U.A. (2005) Advances in biodiesel production, use and quality assessment.Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri Seminar Series, 4(1), 1 – 10.

  25. Abubakar, M.S. and Umar, B. (2006) Comparison of energy use patterns in Maiduguri and Yobe flour mills, Nigeria.Agricultural Engineering International, Vol. VIII,August (http://cigr-ejournal.tamu.edu/Volume8.html).

  26. Umar, B., Mamman, E. and Adam, A.M. (2006) Animal drawn transportation in urban Nigeria: a case study of Maiduguri, Borno State. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the NIAE, Zaria, 6th – 10th November 2006, 28, 389 – 394.

  27. Abubakar, M.S. and Umar, B. (2006) Energy use patterns in tea production: a case study of Nigerian Beverages Production Company, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State. Savannah Journal of Agriculture, 1(2), 80 – 87.

  28. Mamman, E. and Umar, B. (2007) Developments in biodiesel production and utilization: an overview. Nigerian Journal of Industrial and System Studies 6(3), 25 – 32.

  29. Umar, B., Mamman E. and Vakru, V.S. (2007) The influence of depth of harrowing on tractor fuel consumption on a sandy loam soil. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the NIAE, Yola, 28th January– 1st February 2007, 29, 48 – 51.

  30. Umar, B. (2009) Essential of technical writing and presentation. Sterling Horden Publishers, Ibadan, Nigeria.

  31. Abubakar, M.S., Umar, B. and Ahmad, D. (2010) Energy use patterns in tomato paste production: a case study of Savannah Integrated Farms Limited, Dadin-Kowa, Gombe State Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering & Technology IJET-IJENS, 10(1): 16 – 22.

  32. Abubakar, M.S., Umar, B. and Ahmad, D. (2010) Energy use patterns in sugar production: a case study of Savannah Sugar Company, Numan, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(4): 377 – 382.

INVITED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  1. The use of computers in modern teaching and learning. Being a speech delivered at the 2009 Speech and Prize-Giving Day Celebration of Lake Chad Research Institute Staff School, held on 25th July 2009.

  2. Solar energy for community development in North-East Zone of Nigeria. Presented at a two-day workshop on Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, organized by Energy Commission of Nigeria and University of Maiduguri, Faculty of Engineering, for North-East Zone of Nigeria Held in Elkanemi Hall, University of Maiduguri From 9 – 10 November 2010

MAJOR CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  1. Annual Conference, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Maiduguri, 1991.

  2. National Conference on Energy Resources and Development, Bauchi, 10th – 14th February, 2002.

  3. Workshop on Strategic Planning, University of Maiduguri, 2002.

  4. Workshop on Teaching and Research Methods, University of Maiduguri, 3rd – 5th September, 2002.

  5. 1st International Conference of the West African Society for Agricultural Engineering (WASAE) on Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in West Africa, 29th – 31st October, 2002.

  6. Education Tax Fund (ETF) Capacity Building Programme on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), North-East Zone, University of Maiduguri, March – April, 2003.

  7. 4th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Damaturu, 8th – 12th September 2003.

  8. 13th COREN Engineering Assembly, Abuja, 21st – 22nd September 2004.

  9. 14th COREN Engineering Assembly, Abuja, 20th – 21st September 2005.

  10. 6th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Yenagoa, 31st January – 2nd February 2006.

  11. 7th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Zaria, 6th – 10th November 2006.

  12. 8th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Yola, 28th January – 1st February 2008.

  13. 19th COREN Engineering Assembly, Abuja, 3rd – 4th August 2010.

  14. 10th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Olive Gate Hotel, Enugu, 20th– 23rd October 2010.

  15. 20th COREN Engineering Assembly, Kaduna, 12th – 13th July 2011