Deputy Director, PROTOTYPE EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS DIVISIONThe Prototype Equipment Design and Specification (PEDS) division was established in 2013 as a division of the Projects Development and Design (PDD) Department. The division was set-up to develop Agro-processing prototype equipment for pilot plant set-up with aim of transfer of technology to entrepreneurs. It is also established for training of young engineers on modern tools of design and manufacturing. The division is also required to replicate spare parts to precision as this is essential for manufacturing plant maintenance in Nigeria

The activities of PEDS are grouped as below:

i. Design of prototype equipment using computer aided design (CAD)

ii. Development of prototype equipment using computer aided manufacturing (CAM)

iii. Optimization of equipment design and manufacturing using Computer aided engineering (CAE), Rapid prototyping (RP) and Reverse engineering (RE).

iv. Automation of prototype unit operation equipment and pilot plant equipment.

v. Technical training (Certifications) and services to industries, individuals and institutions.

Vision and Mission of the Division

To be the foremost Centre for prototype design and development for agro-allied industries.

On-going research projects

  • Design and fabrication of carbonation system for drinks.
  • Design and fabrication of orange and tomato concentrator.
  • Design and fabrication of pepper grinding machine.
  • Documentation of all completed PDD projects using CAD software.
  • Design and fabrication of a solar electroplating powered system

Developed Technology

1· Adhesive Reactor

2· Manual Cashew Nut Sheller

3· Batch Cashew nut Roaster (Hot oil)

4· Manual Pelletizer

5· Manual Cowpea Dehuller

6· Cassava Chipping Machine


Contact the head of the Division


PhD in Agricultural Engineering

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

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Phone No :+234-8035775861

Skype: bolaasiru

Professional Membership

Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

Member Nigerian Society of Engineers   (M.N.S.E.)  

Corporate Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (M.N.I.A.E.)

Corporate Member, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (M.A.S.A.B.E.).

Corporate Member, Nigerian Institution of Food Science and Technology (M.N.I.F.S.T.)

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