Ilesanmi Adesida (born 1949, Ifon, Ondo State, Nigeria) is a naturalized American physicist of Yoruba Nigerian descent. He has been the provost at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, from September 2016. Adesida's field of academic research is nanotechnology with special emphasis on high speed devices used in communications. His research expertise also includes nanofabrication science and technology, high-speed optoelectronic devices and wide-bandgap materials and devices.

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  • Ilesanmi Adesida (born 1949, Ifon, Ondo State, Nigeria) is a naturalized American physicist of Yoruba Nigerian descent. He has been the provost at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, from September 2016. Adesida is also the Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; he retired from Illinois in 2016. In May 2012, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois selected Adesida to be the next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost of the Urbana campus, a position he held from August 15, 2012 to August 31, 2015. Other positions that Adesida held at Illinois included Dean of the College of Engineering, Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and Professor of the Coordinated Science Laboratory. Adesida was also a member of the board of Fluor Corporation from 2007 to 2011. Adesida's field of academic research is nanotechnology with special emphasis on high speed devices used in communications. His research expertise also includes nanofabrication science and technology, high-speed optoelectronic devices and wide-bandgap materials and devices. Adesida earned his bachelor's (1974), master's (1975), and doctoral (1979) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. (en)
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  • Ilesanmi Adesida (born 1949, Ifon, Ondo State, Nigeria) is a naturalized American physicist of Yoruba Nigerian descent. He has been the provost at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, from September 2016. Adesida's field of academic research is nanotechnology with special emphasis on high speed devices used in communications. His research expertise also includes nanofabrication science and technology, high-speed optoelectronic devices and wide-bandgap materials and devices. (en)
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