The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has selected Professor Anthony Adegbulugbe, Chief Executive of Green Energy International Limited for the first University award of excellence in Research Practice.
The award is a prestigious award given to an alumnus of the University with an outstanding record of knowledge-based accomplishment at global and national level.
Professor Adegbulugbe was a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Reports which won for the IPCC the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with US Vice President Al Gore.
Professor Adegbulugbe studied Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University and he graduated with BSc. (Hon) with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 on a scale of 5.0 in June 1976.
He received a Doctor of Science degree in engineering in June 1981 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was a recipient of the Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from Afe Babalola University in 2019.
By this award, Prof. Adegbulugbe will serve as a mentor for the about 200 best students across all Departments of the University.
In addition, he will serve as the face of academic and research excellence for the Institution for the next one year (2023/2024).
The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire in a statement commended Professor Adegbulugbe for his outstanding contribution to the society and the energy sector in Nigeria in particular and globally.