Nigeria, World Varsities Trail Covenant in the Field of Electricity; Energy Policy; Sustainable Energy
Covenant University has recorded another milestone in the field of research by emerging the best in the world in the area of Electricity; Energy Policy; Sustainable Energy, according to the latest computations by Elsevier SciVal, the quick and easy access to the research performance of 8500 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide.
The computations, which was for the period between 2012 and 2017, saw Covenant occupying the No. 1 spot on the list of the 10 best institutions in the world in that topic, with 6 other Nigerian universities also managing to get on the list.
While Covenant led the pack courtesy of her 21 publications and 236 citations, Obafemi Awolowo University was 2nd with 11 publications and 63 citations, followed by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with 9 publications and 114 citations.
Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan was 4th, University of Lagos 5th, while University of Nigeria Nsukka and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture were 6th and 7th respectively. Robert Gordon University, Seoul National University, and University of Port Harcourt completed the list.
Not surprisingly, the first two leading authors worldwide in the field of Electricity; Energy Policy; Sustainable Energy were Covenant University’s Professor Sunday Oyedepo and Professor Oluseyi Ajayi, both of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Professor Oyedepo, whose research interest features Energy Management and Conservation; Renewable Energy; Power Plant Optimization; Thermoeconomics among others, was No. 1 with 9 publications, 168 citations, and 10 h-index. Professor Ajayi, who came 2nd with 6 publications, 32 citations and 13 h-index, has research interest in Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Development; Machine Design; Stress and Failure analyses; Vibration and Acoustics as a condition monitoring; and Materials and Corrosion studies.
Other Covenant faculty on the list were Professor Samuel Adefila, occupying the 14th position with 2 publications, 15 citations and 5 h-index; Engr. Abel Airoboman of the Electrical and Information Engineering Department, on the 15th spot with 2 publications; and Professor AAA. Atayero, also of the EIE department, on the 21st position with 2 publications and 3 h-index.
There was also Professor Oluyinka Ohunakin of the Mechanical Engineering Department, who was nestled on the 43rd spot, with 2 publications, 36 citations and 12 h-index.