Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde

Oluwole Daniel Makinde is presently a Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He was a Senior Professor and Chair of Postgraduate Studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa (2008–2013) and Professor & Head of the Applied Mathematics discipline at the University of Limpopo, South Africa (1998–2008). He is also a visiting Professor to several other Universities, these include: Adama Science and Technology University in Ethiopia; African University of Science and Technology in Nigeria, Pan African University Institutes Basic Science, Technology and Innovation in Nairobi-Kenya; Nelson Mandela-African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)- Arusha, Tanzania; Vellore Institute of Technology in India, etc. Prof. Makinde’s research work covers three broad areas-namely: Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Biology and Computational Mathematics. He authored 4 Applied Mathematics textbooks & monographs, edited 10 advanced research textbooks on Heat Transfer in Fluids & Solids and published over 600 research papers in many reputable international journals worldwide. His scientific metrics according to Google Scholar shows H-Index = 66, Citations Index = 19384, i10- index = 378 ( He has taught, supervised and mentored several students at undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral levels. He has supervised over 40 PhDs, 73 MSc and 200 BSc (Hons) candidates in the field of Applied Mathematics and Computations across the African continent. He organised several conferences, workshops and symposia within and outside the African continent and delivered keynote research papers at several national and international conferences and workshops worldwide. Prof. Makinde receives several distinctions, fellowships, prizes and awards. These include: National Science and Technology Forum and the National Research Foundation (NSTF-NRF) 2009/2010 T.W. Kambule Senior Researcher Award for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa; 2011/2012 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award from African Heads of State for outstanding contributions to Basic Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa; 2014 Nigerian National Honour Award titled the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for his outstanding contribution to Mathematical Sciences by His Excellency the President of Nigeria; African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions to science, innovation and technology in Africa (2012); Best Senior Research Scientist Award at University of Limpopo (1999-2007); Best Research Scientist Award at CPUT (2008-2012); Best Research Scientist Award at Stellenbosch University-Military Science (2016-2021), Stellenbosch University Chancellor Award (2019); Obada Prize (International) Distinguished Researcher Award (2021), Fellow of Papua New Guinea Mathematical Society Award (2013) and International Academy of Physical Sciences Fellowship Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of mathematical sciences (FIAPS) (2018). He received the 2014 and 2015 Highly Commendable Published Articles and outstanding reviewer Awards from the Emerald Publisher (UK) for articles published in the reputable International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat and Fluid Flows. Prof. Makinde served as the secretary general of the African Mathematical Union (2009–2017), editorial board member and reviewer of several reputable journals, Secretary general of African Mathematical Society (2009-2017); the vice-president and general secretary of the Southern African Mathematical Sciences Association (2002–2006), founding academic advisory board member of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2003–2005), an associate member of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (2000–2005), external examiner for Applied Mathematics programme in many universities within and outside the African continent and an associate member of the National Institute of Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS) in South Africa. Prof. Makinde is listed globally as one of the year 2022 ( top engineering and technology scientists. He is a certified member of the International Association of Engineers (