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B. S. Oyetunde (PhD)

Director of Research & Development(over 20 years)

Dr. Bamidele Sunday, Oyetunde is the Director, Research & Development. Until his appointment he was the Head, Department of General Studies (DGS).

Dr. Oyetunde holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics from University of Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He also obtained Master of Business Administration (MBA), M.Sc. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Benin respectively. He joined the services of the Institute in October 1991, as then Lecturer III in Mathematics.

Dr. Oyetunde is an accomplished Mathematician who has contributed immensely to the advancement of knowledge through publications in renowned journals. He has written two books: Introduction to Logic and Algebra, and Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics; and also co-authored two books namely Hints, Problems and Solutions in Advance Algebra, and Hints, Problems and Solutions in Advance Calculus.

Oyetunde is an experienced Mathematician and Researcher with interest in Applied Mathematics. He was a visiting Researcher, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and the Institute of Oceanography, University of Delaware, Newark, USA. He won Chief Philip Asiodu Prize as the best student in the Masters of Business Administration 1995 Entrance Examination in the University of Benin and the Best Lecturer Award for 2005, Petroleum Training Institute.

He is an active member of the Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS), American Mathematical Society (AMS), Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN); Nigeria Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPS); Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), Southern Africa Mathematics Sciences Association (SAMSA) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Dr. B. S. Oyetunde is happily married with children.