Dr. Akinola Segun, a distinguished professional holding a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, is a versatile expert in research, teaching, digitalization, and project management consultancy. Recognized for his strategic acumen, he has established a solid academic foundation characterized by excellence in education and research.

Dr. Akinola has an impressive senior-level career spanning various industries. While at Samsung West Africa (MSV Limited), he made notable strides, advancing from an engineer to the position of Deputy Senior Manager. Additionally, he served as an Adjunct Ass. Professor (Part-time) at Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, collaborating with Prof. Dr. Vijayakumar Varadarajan.

In 2016, Dr. Akinola achieved the distinction of becoming a corporate member of both the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Following the completion of his master’s degree, he established Asam Integrated Resources Limited, an engineering company based in Nigeria. It’s worth highlighting that he broke age-related barriers by becoming the youngest individual ever elected as the Assistant Secretary General of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Ekiti State Chapter.

Furthermore, Dr. Akinola is an active member of several esteemed professional organizations, which include the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), the Nigeria Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG).Driven by his dedication to nurturing excellence, Dr. Akinola has mentored numerous students in both Nigeria and South Africa. His academic journey at the University of Johannesburg began as a Tutor and culminated in his appointment as a Lecturer, where he currently conducts research on digital applications in the healthcare sector in affiliation with the Johannesburg Business School.

His academic qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Information Technology (National Open University of Nigeria)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria)

Dr. Akinola’s teaching and research interests span a wide range of fields, including:

  • Next-Generation Communication
  • Telecommunication
  • Digital Healthcare
  • Radio Frequency/Microwave
  • Wireless Communication
  • Antennas Theory
  • Engineering Education Development
  • Physics
  • Communication Systems Applications