Some electronic components like diodes, transistors and solar cells were produced from the Clean Room facility for the production of semiconductor devices in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
The revolution in communications and digital media in recent decades is based on the achievements of electrical and electronic engineers, who managed to solve major problems in signal transmission, propagation, and processing. Which enhances Telecommunication systems.
From the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA and the Department of Physics, emerged the concept of ILabs. iLabs, sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York, provides access to laboratory experiments via the internet.
Electrical Machines and Power Engineering
It is also a time of unprecedented challenges in power networks as we seek to integrate low carbon technologies: notably off-shore wind farms, photovoltaic panels and electric vehicles.
Obafemi Awolowo University iLabs is a hub for West Africa. Experiments are developed and shared with other partners such as Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Ghana Telecoms University, among others Nigerian Universities. The OpenCourseWare (OCW) of MIT is also shared.
Electronics Materials and Devices
Optical and semiconductor devices are enormously important to today’s information society, making possible the gathering, storage, display, processing and transmission of data.
In the 1972/73 Session, a pilot project of Semiconductor Discrete Component Fabrication was embarked upon. The “Ife transistor” was the result of this venture. Ours was the first and only University in Nigeria that succeeded in fabricating diodes and transistors.