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Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) - University of Maiduguri Borno State
Prof. Mohammed Dauda was a former HOD of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maiduguri, the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Programme (AMT-P), Jalingo, a Research and Development Centre under the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) as well as a former Director of Engineering Infrastructure at the NASENI Headquarters, Abuja. His vast knowledge and experience emanating from the combination of training he received from within and outside the country coupled with his years of academics and industry practice makes him a great mentor for students and staff, start-ups, innovators and inventors, etc.
Prof. Dauda obtained his Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mechanical) from the University of Maiduguri in 1990, bagged a Master of Science Degree (Mechanical) from the University of Lagos in 1994 and a Doctor of Engineering Degree from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan in 2002.
He started his career in 1992 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maiduguri, where he rose through the ranks to a full professor in 2012. He is a COREN Registered Engineer, Fellow and corporate member of many professional bodies, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME), etc.
In recognition of his hard work, Prof. Dauda has won many merit awards and academic honours including the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT), Ford Foundation Teaching Innovation Award; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Award; Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) Best Research Award, UNESCO/Peoples Republic of China Great Wall Fellowship.
This great leader is a teacher and an outstanding administrator per excellence; a dynamic engineer, multi-lingual, who is fluent in Japanese language and a fair speaker of Chinese language. He is the pioneer and current president, Nigeria-Japan Alumni Association (NAIJAA).
Truly, what appeals to the entire being of this great scholar is engineering, but he finds leisure in photography and watching natural phenomena including captivating landscapes.
Prof. Dauda is happily married and the union is blessed with three adorable daughters.
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