Prof. Adeyeri J. B.

Professor ADEYERI, Joseph Babalola     

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Summary of Profile

Professor Joseph Adeyeri,the current Head, Department of Civil Engineering,a professional engineer of many years standing. He obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.C.E.), from New York University, Masters of Engineering (M.E.), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is a member of many professional bodies such as; Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE), Member, International Assoc of Soil Mechanic & Geotechnical Engineering (IASMGE), COREN Registered Engineer (R. Eng) , and Professional Engineer (PE) in District of Colombia, USA.

He has worked for a wide variety of private, public and intergovernmental organizations in teaching, research, public service, consulting and management. His teaching career has taken him to many institutions including Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts,USA; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; University of Ado-Ekiti; Howard University, Washington, DC, USA; and AdekunleAjasin University, AkungbaAkoko.He was once a Regional Adviser to the United Nations on S&T and was the pioneer Rector of Ondo State Polytechnic Owo now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic. Professor Adeyeri is a registered Professional Engineer in Nigeria and in the District of Columbia, United States of America. He had served on many committees of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria. He specializes in Geotechnical engineering with particular interest in constitutive modelling and soil improvement with additives. His research interests include:

  1. Stabilization of Lateritic Soils including comparative studies of the effects of the additives on strength and stability characteristics

  2. Strength and consolidation characteristics of black cotton soils of Northern Nigeria and the Development of Consolidation Theory for Non-saturated Soils.

  3. Rational procedures for Pavement Design using stabilized soils and the characterization of road base materials in Tropical countries

  4. Use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) for Base and Sub-base Design of Roads

  5. Load Capacity of a Pile on an Elasto-plastic Foundation

Teaching Areas: Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Highway/Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering Materials, Surveying for Engineers.

Special Awards:

  • ASPAU Scholar as an undergraduate

  • Chi Epsilon; Tau Beta Pi; Sigma Xi: Scholastic Honour Societies in the US

  • Certified Fallout Shelter Analyst: Certification No. 4TT-1913-68

  • Walter Murphy Research Fellow at Northwestern University



  1. Adeyeri, Joseph B. and Krizek, R. J., "Mimic Source Approach to Viscoelastic Analysis", Proceedings, Symposium on Application of Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vanderbilt University, pp. 517 – 527, November 1969

  1. Adeyeri, Joseph B., Krizek, R. J. and Achenbach J. D. (1970). Multiple Integral Description of the Non-linear Viscoelastic Response of a Clay Soil. Transactions of the Society of Rheology, vol.14, no. 3, pp. 375 – 392.
  1. Krizek, R. J., Achenbach, J. D. and Adeyeri, J. B., Hydrorheology of Clay Soils. Transactions of the Society of Rheology, vol. 14, no., pp. 771 - 781, 1971

  2. Adeyeri, Joseph B., Engineering Characteristics of some Nigerian Residual Soils for Highway Construction. 66th Annual Meeting of Highway Research Board, Washington, D. C, January 1987. Transportation Research Record, no. 1192, pp. 39 - 50, 1988

  1. Adeyeri, Joseph B., (1990). Nonlinear Creep Analysis of Soils, Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Science, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 26 - 36.
  2. Adeyeri, Joseph B. and Owolabi, A. O. (2004). Development of a Predictive Model for Characterizing the Resilient Response of Granular Materials in the Tropics, Proceedings, 17th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, June 13 – 16.
  1. Amu,O. O., Adeyeri, J. B., Oduma, E.W. and Fayokun, O.A. (2007). “Stabilization characteristics of Lime on Palm kernel blended Lateritic soil”. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, Academic Journals Inc., U.S.A, 3(2): 182-188, 2007

  1. Ojuri, Oluwapelumi O. and Adeyeri, Joseph B. (2007). Effect of Soil Suction on the Compressibility and Strength of North-Eastern Nigerian Black Cotton Soil, Journal of Science and Technology Research, Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 89 – 97.
  1. Akinwumi, I. I., Adeyeri, J. B. and Ejohwomu, O .A. (2012) “Effects of Steel Slag Addition on Some Geotechnical Properties of Lateritic Soil”, Proceedings of Second International Conference of Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ASCE, Texas, pp. 457-464.

  2. Adeyeri, J. B. Compressibility, Consolidation, Stress Distribution and Settlement of Soils in Essentials of Geotechnical Engineering edited by Ola, S. A. University Press Plc., pp. 146 – 194, 2013

  3. Adeyeri, J. B. Subsurface Exploration and Sampling in Essentials of Geotechnical Engineering edited by Ola, S. A. University Press Plc., pp. 377 – 410, 2013

  4. Adeyeri, Joseph B. (2015). Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering: Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE) Book Series, IGI Global Publishers, Pennsylvania, USA, Premier Reference Source, 835 pp.

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