Metallurgical and Materials Engineering plays a role in all manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into useful products adapted to human needs. The primary goal of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge-base associated with materials-processing, their properties, and their selection and application.
The emphasis in the Department is on teaching and research focused toward materials processing operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric materials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and processing to produce high performance materials for applications from consumer products to automobiles, aerospace and electronics; the development of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of materials related to their processing and structure; and the selection of materials for specific applications
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Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
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The Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (MME) was established among the seven departments in the Faculty of Engineering in 2011. The pioneering staff members included Professor Chinedu Nebo (Vice Chancellor, 2011-2013) and Professor Abayomi Oni (Head, 2011-2017).
MME department programmes are designed with impact felt directly on the immediate and large society (communities and industries). The department graduated her first set in the 2016/2017 session with most graduates (over the years) gainfully employed or have completed higher degrees.
The Department is administered by the Head of Department under the Dean of Faculty of Engineering.
The Department has memoranda of understanding and collaborations with diverse academic institutions, Research and Development (R&D) Centres, and related industries both within and abroad in areas of laboratories, capacity building and training among which are: Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Engineering Materials Development Institute, EMDI Federal Poly Ado Ekiti, FPA, Prototype Engineering Development Institute, PEDI Centre for Nanomechanics and Tribocorrosion (CNT), University of Johannesburg Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, ASCL National Iron Ore Mining Project, NIOMP, etc.
In 2019, the Department commenced an “Annual Materials Summit” event which includes conference on engineering materials and other related subjects, engineering exhibition, Intercampus essay competitions among universities in Nigeria, etc.