Engr. Prof. S. O. Jekayinfa


Name:JEKAYINFA, Simeon Olatayo
Marital Status:Married
Phone Number:+234 8033942248
Email Address:jekaysol@yahoo.com, sojekayinfa@lautech.edu.ng
Present Rank:Professor
Area of Specialization:Energy, Power and Machinery/ Crop Processing  and Storage


Higher Educational Institutions Attended with Dates:

a. Anglican Grammar School, Ogbomoso1978 – 1982
 b.University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria1983 – 1988
 c.University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria1993 – 1995
 d.University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria1999 – 2004
 e.Goethe Institüt Berlin, GermanyJune 2006 – Sept. 2006

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

a. West African School Certificate1983
 b.B.Eng. (Hons) Agric. Engineering1988
 c.M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering1995
 d.Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering2004
 e.Registered Engineer (COREN Reg. No R.8104)1999

Scholarships, Distinctions and Awards:

  • Certified as a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Eight Edition 2005-2006 by the Publications Board of The Marquis’ Who’s Who in America.
  • Georg Forster Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany 2006-2008 (€ 3,000/month for 22 months)
  • Humboldt Return Fellowship Grant, 2008 (€ 6,500)
  • DAAD DIES Fellowship, for International Deans’ Course, 2009
  • Humboldt Award for Innovative Network Grant, 2010 to 2013 (€ 24,750)
  • DAAD Study Research Visit Scholarship, August to October, 2010 (€ 1,870/month for 3 months)
  • Humboldt Equipment Grant, 2010 (€ 20,000)
  • Humboldt Book Grant (€ 1,000)
  • Humboldt kolleg International Conference Grant, 2009 (To host over 120 national and international Professors) (€ 31,500)
  • TWAS Research Grant, 2011 ($ 25,000)
  • Humboldt Kolleg International Conference Grant (To host over 120 national and international Professors) (€ 35,875)
  • Book Publication Grant, 2012 (€ 2,020)
  • TETFUND Conference Attendance Grants to South Africa, Germany and USA (N 2,000, 000), 2012, 2013 & 2015
  • TETFUND Book Publication Grant (N655, 500)
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)’s Conference Attendance Grant in Trieste, Italy
  • TETFUND Research Grant (N2,000,000)
  • Humboldt Kolleg International Conference Grant (To host over 120 national and international Professors) (€ 19,125)
  • Humboldt Kolleg International Conference Grant (To host over 120 national and international Professors) 2020 (€ 17,625)
  • AvH Renewed Research Fellowship to Germany, 2015/2016
  • AvH Renewed Research Fellowship to Germany, 2019
  • AvH Renewed Research Fellowship to Germany, 2019


  •  Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (No. 07824)
  • Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (No. M678/1999).
  • Member Engineer, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (No. 1009876).
  • Member Institution of Agricultural Engineers, UK (MIAgrE) (No. 8709) Fellow, African Scientific Institute (ASI)


  1. Adebayo, A.O., Jekayinfa, S.O., Agbede, O.O., Oloyede, C.T., Kolade, A.I. and Ademola, H. (2020). Biogas Production Potential of Moringa (oleifera L.) Residues at Mesophilic Temperature. American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER) 9(12): 87-92
  2. Jekayinfa, S.O., Orisaleye, J.I. and Pecenka, R (2020). An Assessment of Potential Resources for Biomass Energy in Nigeria. Resources 9(8): 92 https://doi.org/10.3390/resources9080092
  3. Fadara, T., Adeleke, K.M., Ogunlade, C.A., Jekayinfa, S.O. and Makinde, O.O. (2020). Energy Analysis in Production and Processing of Selected Crops in Nigeria. Adeleke University Journal of Engineering and Technology. 2(2): 203-208
  4. Ogunlade, C. A., Jekayinfa, S. O., Olaniran, J. A. and Adebayo, A. O. (2020). Energy life-cycle assessment and economic analysis of sweet orange production in Nigeria. AgricEngInt: CIGR Journal 22(2): 123-132
  5. Ralf Pecenka, Hannes Lenz, Simeon Olatayo Jekayinfa and Thomas Hoffmann (2020). Influence of Tree Species, Harvesting Method and Storage on Energy Demand and Wood Chip Quality When Chipping Poplar, Willow and Black Locust. Agriculture 10, 116; doi: 10.3390/agriculture10040116