Not fewer than seventeen lecturers of the
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
(LAUTECH),Ogbomoso, have been named
among ﬁve hundred most productive researchers for 20142019 in Nigeria, by SciVal.
SciVal, a subsidiary of Elsevier,the largest academic publisher in the whole world, is a web-based analytics solution with unparalleled power and ﬂexibility that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 14,000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide.
Among the identified top researchers in Nigeria are LAUTECH’s Professors Lateef Agbaje of the Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Olugbenga Solomon Bello and Olajire Abass of the pure and applied Chemistry department,and Olusola Ojugbenro of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department of the college of health Sciences.
Others include Professors Isaac Adebayo Adeyemi, Beatrice Iyabo Ade-Omowaye, Bolanle Aishat Akinwande and
Drs Grace Oluwakemi Babarinde, Islamiyat
Folashade Bolarinwa, Sogo James
Olatunde and Moses Ayodele Ojo of Food
Also listed are, Drs. Olakunle James Onaolapo of the Pharmacology Department and Adejoke Yetunde Onaolapo of the Department of Anatomy in the College of Health Sciences, Dr Michael Olamoyegun Adeyemi of the Department of Medicine.
The trio of Professors Toyosi Tunde- Akintunde, Moruf Olanrewaju Oke and
Dr. Stephen Adeladun Ajala were also
listed from the Department of Food
Informed sources described the feat of
the LAUTECH lecturers as highly commendable, adding that it was not easy to have such a large concentration of high performers in an Institution of LAUTECH’s status.
SciVal is reputed to allow individual
researchers to visualize their research performance, benchmark relative to
peers, develop strategic partnerships,
identity and analyze new, emerging
research trends and create uniquely
The source pointed out that “today’s Research landscape requires researchers, research managers and institution to continually develop more effective ways to inform research strategy and evaluate research activities.
It was also learnt that,“Using advanced
data analytics and super computer technology, SciVal can process large amounts of data to generate powerful analyses and visualisations on demand.