...the builder of dreams

This is the official website of Michael Oluwatosin Bodunrin, the builder of dreams.

Michael is an indigene of Ekiti State but he spent most of his childhood days in Abeokuta, Ogun state where he had his primary and secondary school education.  He later moved to Ondo State to pursue his first degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Akure.  On completion of his first degree in 2008, he participated in one year National Youth service Corps (NYSC) for Nigerian graduates. He was posted to the Federal Polytechnic Idah where he demonstrated his strong passion for teaching. Thereafter, he went back to his “alma mater” where he bagged his Masters degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2011. After obtaining his second degree, he was employed first as a teaching assistant and later as a permanent staff (Assistant Lecturer) of the Federal University of Technology Akure in 2012. His quest for knowledge and deep passion for research has motivated him to pursue his doctoral degree in the same field outside the country and he is currently one of the RISE scientists doing research in Africa (University of the Witwatersrand). He believes that teaching and research are connected and it is critical to dig deep if one wants to build high.

Amidst his academic commitment as an undergraduate and postgraduate student, he used his leisure time to acquire industrial experience which can be traced to a number of reputable indigenous and multinational engineering companies in Nigeria.  Prior to his departure for his doctoral degree, he satisfied the requirement for registering as a Professional Engineer with the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also a member of a few professional bodies in Nigeria and abroad. He has published in reputable international journals which has earned him increasing web presence. This has also availed him the opportunity to review for reputable publishing house and journal titles.

Michael’s philosophy hinges on existentialism and relativism and his core values are discipline, simplicity, humility and talent development (D-SHIT). He is the sole convener of Mobodunrin Dream Building Initiative (MDBI) which is aimed at recruiting and growing the critical mass of researchers that is needed to proffer solutions to the problems in Nigeria and Africa