Nigeria

Wole Soboyejo

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President, African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Garki

Wole Soboyejo is President, African University of Science and Technology, in Garki, Nigeria. He has been Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and the Director of the Undergraduate Program at the Princeton Institute of Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and the US/Africa Materials Institute (USAMI) at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cambridge University in 1988 and worked as a research scientist at the McDonnel Douglass Research Labs from 1988 to 1992. He then taught Materials Science at the Ohio State University and MIT before joining the Princeton faculty in 1999. Soboyejo is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Nigerian Academy of Science. His research interests include nanoparticles and BioMEMs for cancer detection and treatment, and cell/surface interactions on biomaterials. Soboyejo is currently the Chair of the African Renaissance Institutes of Science and Technology (ARIST) and the African Scientific Committee. He is the recipient of two National Young Investigator Awards (National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research) and ASM's Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers of Materials Science.