Rand Water Chair in Electrical Engineering
Primary discipline: Electrical, Power Electrical and Technologies (2013-2018)
Prof Adisa Jimoh received his first degree, a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours in Electrical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1977. A few years later, in 1980, he received his Master of Engineering (M.Eng) from the same university with a study on Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Electric Power and Machines.
He then proceeded to Canada as a Commonwealth scholar to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in 1986.
Prof Jimoh’s career started as a pupil electrical engineer at the Nigerian Cement Factory, Nkalagu, during his one year of National Youth Service in 1977. Thereafter he began his lecturing and academic career as a graduate assistant at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria.
In 1992 he left the academic environment for industry. The National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) appointed him to head its newly established Research and Development unit as a principal manager. But the academia was in his blood and in 1996 he accepted a position at the University of Durban-Westville to lecture and carry out research in electric machines and power engineering.
Prof Jimoh is a registered engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in the USA and a senior member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineer (SAIEE).
He is author and co-author of more than 100 papers and technical reports in international journals and conference proceedings. He is an NRF C rated researcher.
Prof Jimoh’s field of expertise and research specialisation is electrical engineering with focus on electric power, machines and power electronics.