I am a synergetic optimist, a nature loving personality who believes that there is no limit to human comprehension. The more beauty I bring to bear on the lives of my community, the lives of those close to me and the lives of those within my sphere of influence, the more the beauty and peace I enjoy in my personal live. I thrive in the application of critical thinking and strategic foresight to forecast future scenarios with a view to mitigating potential risks and accelerating opportunities.
I am not the most gifted of all human, but I seek to use the gifts I have to acquire those gifts and skills I desire to expand the limits of my reaches while staying true to myself and ethical codes of living (temporal, spiritual and civil). Invariably, life gifting varies from one person to the other; nonetheless, I believe that no man is cheated by life or nature, except that there are those who cheat themselves in life making nature their excuse. That a man can succeed is certain, but that he will is not. Therefore, if a man must succeed he must also work hard and smart with his gifts. In all I do, I love to be sure and swift because life does not reward in advance. The gains are in the actual act.
As a direct result of my “planning-ahead” philosophy, self management, and meticulousness; I am often deemed as inflexible. Not that I love to be rigid, but I think that departing from a well-thought course of action should only be with identifiable and justifiable reasons; perhaps for better ideals, greater height or simply justifiable pleasure. I do frown at wavering for no reason. This said however, recent events have proven that I am very capable of calculated spontaneity and meaningful “on-the-spot decisions”—what I have come to term as “hedged-impulsion”.
Show me folks who lack foresight and I will show you a poverty ridden people. Their day-to-day living however, may not implicitly epitomize poverty presently, but the sand of time will bear them record that poverty is no certified credence of welfare, but an accustomed deficient mentality and orientation which prevents people from living above mediocrity.
Born a twin in the years when multiple birth was thought to be evil; thanks to Yoruba heritage paradigms on twinning and Mary Slessor’s education, I grew up from a humble background in a family of eight with both parents always trying and struggling to make ends meet. I am grateful to them, for despite suffering two critical downturns a dozen years after our birth; they did all they knew to, with strain, keep the family together at the expense of personal lofty goals. Until then, we were more than an average household. They channeled my energies and encouraged my path to become who I am today- an ambitious and educated Chartered, Registered Professional Engineer, and Researcher. As you navigate through my site (My Writings), you may find a few things of interest that epitomize the path I have led.
To say the least, I have not been immune to life challenges, as common to most. It never ends, living is a continuous examination for which we probably do nothing much to prepare other than prior experience, insight and the use of the mind to discern between sound judgment and what is wrong, knowing that truths are not relative, they are absolute every where with unique, non-variant values.
Deeply anchored in Christian faith by choice and in response to God’s love, truth and grace- I maintain an open and non-discriminatory heart towards all human; desiring the earth (at least as I know it) to be better for the children that come into it through me or grow under my influence.
A Collection of My Writings
I have written many documents.
To view some of them and some short videos please visit the Collection of My Writings page.
- Akindeju MK, Muttil, N., and Apurv K., Improving commercial production capacity and efficacy of functionalised nano and sub-nanoparticles, IChemE Chemeca Conference, Auckland, NZ., 2023.
- Africa on the Goldfields
Led by Dr David Waldron and co-written by Michael Akindeju, the team at “Tales from Rat City” did an amazing job of their performances on this often-overlooked part of goldfields history! Dec. 2021.
In collaboration with the Ballarat African Association, this episode of Tales from Rat City hopes to shed light on the oft-forgotten experiences of African immigrants during Victoria’s gold rush; especially that of John Josephs, the first man to be tried (and exonerated) for treason after the Eureka rebellion of 1854. Tales From Rat City
- Akindeju MK. Resuming Business in A COVID Normal Environment. Ame J Surg Clin Rep. 2021; 3(13): 1-5 Download – Resuming Business in a COVID Normal Environment
- Akindeju, MK. 2019. Police Legitimacy: Introducing the Crime Vulnerability Index as alternative to the use of SEIFA as indicative tool for resource deployment. Police Science: Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing. Volume 4 Number 1 2019. ISSN: 2206-5202. pp 31-32.
- Akindeju, M.K. and Nyangoma, N.I., Enhancing process yield of a continuous stir tank reactor for a reaction with low-single-pass conversion in a fixed volume system, IChemE Chemeca Conference, Queenstown, NZ., 2018.
- Akindeju MK, Obanijesu EO, Edwards M, Rebecca B, and Harvinder M, Effectiveness of Imidazoline in Mitigating Transport Pipeline Corrosion. Structural Chemistry Crystallography Communications, 2017, 3:1.
- Published Book: Multi-Scale Modelling and Controlled Synthesis of Titania Nanoparticles, Akindeju, M.K.; ISBN: 978-3-8433-6382-2, LAP, Germany, 2014
- Akindeju, M.K., Multi-Scale Modelling and Controlled Synthesis of Titania Nanoparticles, PhD Thesis, Curtin University, WA, 2013
- Hunt, D.J., Akindeju, M.K., Obanijesu, E.O., Pareek, V., and Tade M.O., Potential Impacts and Modeling of The Heat Loss Due to Copper Chellation in Natural Gas Processing and Transport, ESCAPE-21, Greece, 2011.
- Akindeju, M.K., Pareek, V., Tade M.O., and Ong, P.H.; Controlling Particle Size Spinning Disc Continuous Stir Tank and Settler Reactor (SDCSTR) Model for Continuous Synthesis of Titania, ESCAPE-21, Greece, 2011.
- Akindeju, M.K., Pareek, V., Tade M.O., and Rohl, A.L. Spinning Disc Continuous Stir Tank and Settler Reactor (SDCSTR) Model for Continuous Synthesis of Titania, Chemical Engineering Communications, 2011, 198-1, 73-84.
- Akindeju, M.K, Pareek, V., Rohl, A., Carter, D., and Tade, M.O., Constant Pressure Molecular Modelling of Six Optimised Titanium Oxide polymorphs, International Conference on Nanotechnology and Commercialisation (ICONT 2009), Malaysia, 2009.
- Akindeju, M.K., Pareek, V., Rohl, A. and Tade M.O., Spinning Disc Continuous Stir Tank and Settler Reactor (SDCSTR) Model for Continuous Synthesis of Titania, CHEMECA 2009.
- Obanijesu, E.o, Akindeju M.K., Pareek, V, and Tade, M.O, Modelling the Natural Gas pipeline’s Internal Rate of Corrossion due to formation of Hydrates, Offshore Technology Conference, ESCAPE-21, Greece, 2011.
- Akindeju, M.K. Pareek, V., Rohl, A., Carter, D., and Tade, M.O., Constant Pressure Molecular Modelling of Six Optimised Titanium Oxide Polymorphs: Metal Oxide Semiconductors, International Journal of Chemistry, 2010.
- Design of a portable Biodiesel plant (MSc Design Project, Team).
- Mathematical simulation & algorithm for a distillation column using Matlab (MSc Research Project).
- Project Management Tender & Proposal for the Construction of a Nickel Mining facility in Kalgoorlie, 2007, W/Australia.
- Modularised experimentation and reporting of simulated controls systems with Control station, 2007.
- Review of Industrial Control Strategies and Instrumentation: An industry case study, 2007 , Kwinana, W/Australia.
- Design & fabrication of a K-Type Thermocouple with 5 – 120 degrees Celcius temperature measurement range, 2001, SELFA Engineering Ltd.
- Introduction of a chemical soap stick for well management in the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, 2006, A sponsored project by Aggreson Nig. Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
- Process de-bottlenecking using the value stream and critical path analysis approach, 1996, ChemoPharma Industries, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Monthly Profitability Report (MPR) Process Integration and Automation, Diamond Bank PLC (2004) & BankPHB (2005), Lagos, Nigeria.
- Account Profitability Report Process Automation, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (2000), Diamond Bank Plc (2002), & BankPHB (2005), Lagos, Nigeria.
- Solar Crop Dryer, 1986, St. Joseph’s College, Ondo, Nigeria.
Current Projects will be listed once completely executed.
What Our Clients Say
Process Engineering Manager at Gekko Systems Pty LtdMichael Akindeju worked with me on the Hera base metals project from the commencement of detailed design to successful commissioning. As this period was less than 16 months, we had to work very quickly and efficiently and Michael was outstanding in this regard. His dedication to getting the job done was a critical part of this successful project and to all the work we did together at Gekko systems and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Chaudry Ahsan Amin
Key Account Manager at AAMMichael supervised my thesis for my B. Engg Chemical (Hons) degree. I found him an excellent mentor who helped my team and I develop process engineering and academic research skills, and his mentoring towards me has extended past academics to the professional arena. He is knowledgeable in his field, methodical in his approach to projects, systematic in problem solving and has good interpersonal skills.
Engineering Manager at Gekko SystemsMichael Akindeju has very strong understandings of all aspects of process engineering. His back ground and skills also allows him to research and apply new skills quickly and with fantastic results for the client. No problem is too hard for Michael and he seems to enjoy the challenge of taking on problems other people try to avoid.
Engineering Manager – Manufacturing at MaxiTRANSMichael Akindeju worked as a key contributor to small, medium and large projects during his time at Gekko Systems Pty Ltd. A significant amount of his time was spent on a large project which required contributions during the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning phases. This project was successfully handed over the client and is currently in its first couple of months of operation. Michael was always prompt, accurate and appreciated the importance, and the complex nature of project inputs in the mineral processing industry. He was a quiet, well mannered, valued member of the team.
Energy Professional (Masters of Renewable & Future Energy CaMichael was my tutor at university in my first year of study. During this time, he was influential in helping myself and students understand the wider applications of engineering solutions and to think broadly. He also served as a mentor, extending and enriching my experiences within the field of engineering. I am pleased to recommend a person like Michael who is honest and conducts himself with integrity at all times for any opportunities in the future knowing he will be a valuable asset.
Dr Ebenezer Sholarin
Founder & CEO, Solarben Group. Entrepreneur, Educator, TrainI have worked with Michael Akindeju on professional and personal level. As a Chemical process engineer, I found him to be a consummate professional with excellent people management skills. His superior emotional intelligence quotient places him on a higher performance level far above his peers. He has my highest recommendations.
Rawand KaderI studied and worked with Michael Akindeju. It is rare to find the quality engineers who are good not only technically but also in economics, project costing and management, banking and finance, reporting and who are good team members and always willing to help and share knowledge. You will find all of that in Michael. Michael pays attention to details and always endeavours to deliver excellence and his tasks.
Technical Process Superintendent at KirklandI can highly recommend Michael in the mineral processing field. Michael conducted a throughput increase review for my department in 2017. The report was professional, as per scope, on time and had very interesting solutions that were well thought out and made use of the limited resources available at that time
Operations Superintendent – Copper and By Products at NyrstaMichael Akindeju provided Process Engineering support to the Services Group at Gekko Systems. I found him very capable, with advanced theoretical knowledge that underpinned a friendly and enthusiastic approach to our requirements. It was a pleasure working with Michael.
Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager at Build Run RepairI have had the pleasure of working with Michael Akindeju for the past 6 months in the engineering team at Gekko Systems. Michael has great attention to detail and can work well under tight time constraints. He is fully aligned with safe working practices and understands the steps required to provide a safe and robust engineering design. On a personal note, Michael has a good sense of humour and enjoys working in a team environment.