Professor James Katende

Professor

Professor James Katende is an experienced academic with a demonstrated history of more than 34 years of teaching and research in the higher education industry in different capacities in several African countries. He is skilled in teaching and research in Electrical Engineering and handles courses including: Power Engineering, Renewable Energy, Electrical Machines, Electrical Circuits and Systems, Measurements and Instrumentation, and Control Systems Engineering, among others.

He has been on one-and-half-years sabbatical engagement at Namibia University of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previously he briefly served as Professor at: University of Abuja’s Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering for six months; Founding Dean of the College of Engineering & Technology at the Botswana International University of Science & Technology, Palapye, Botswana for six-and-half years; Dean of the former College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, for four years; Dean Faculty of Technology and Senior Lecturer/Professor at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria for 15 years; and Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, University of Lagos, for six years.

He holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees all in Electrical Engineering obtained from the University of Lagos (research work for the PhD thesis was carried out at the University of Rome (La Sapienza), Italy). For the more the than 30 years’ engagement in electrical engineering teaching and research at university level he also gained vast experience in university administration having served in different capacities over the years (including Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Interim Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and a cumulative total of 13 years as Dean of Engineering & Technology/Science & Technology at different Universities as well as Head of Departments).

He has supervised eleven successful PhD candidates and more than 40 MEng degree candidates in electrical engineering, informatics, and applied mathematics. He has published widely in international scientific journals and peer-reviewed international conference proceedings. His research interests include: renewable energy technologies, power systems engineering, control of industrial drives, and robotics.

Prof Katende enjoys cycling, jogging, and playing chess. He is happily married to OpeoluwaAdedoja James-Katende and the couple is blessed with four sons: Jesse, David, Francis, and John.

  1. Katende, J., Oladiran M.T., Kelebopile L., Tedman O., Sabina Kapfhamer, WilfriedZorner, Donald Kgathi, Joseph E Mbaiwa, Moseki Re Motsholapheko, Paul Chisale, Samuel John, Andrew Zulu, ShadreckMpanga, MundiaMuya, MwansaKaoma, DonatNgendo, Ackim Zulu. (2016). “The NEED Project: Enhancing the Widespread Use of Renewable Energy Resources in the Southern African Region”. 24th Domestic Use of Energy Conference, 29-31 March 2016, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, ISBN 978-0-9946759-0-3, pp.186-191. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7466721
  2. Katende and M. Mustapha, 2013. “Neural Network Control of a Laboratory Magnetic Levitator”, In AderemiAtayero and Oleg Sheluhin (Editors.). Integrated Models for Information Communication Systems and Networks, Information Science Reference, Pennsylvania, Chapter 17, pp. 361 – 374. ISBN: 978-1-4666-2208-1

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288363324_Neural_network_control_of_a_laboratory_magnetic_levitator

https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/neural-network-control-of-a-laboratory-magnetic-levitator/79673

  1. Ajayi, O.O.Fagbenle, R.O and Katende, J. “Constitutive modeling of wind energy potential of selected sites in Nigeria: A pre-assessment model”, In AderemiAtayero and Oleg Sheluhin (Editors.). Integrated Models for Information Communication Systems and Networks, Information Science Reference, Pennsylvania, Chapter 18, pp. 375 – 389. ISBN: 978-1-4666-2208-1

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287268193_Constitutive_modeling_of_wind_energy_potential_of_selected_sites_in_nigeria_A_pre-assessment_model

https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/constitutive-modeling-of-wind-energy-potential-of-selected-sites-in-nigeria/79674

  1. Isaac A. Samuel, James Katende, Claudius O. A. Awosope, and Ayokunle A. Awelewa,  “Prediction of Voltage Collapse in Electrical Power System Networks using a New Voltage Stability Index”,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562, Volume 12, Number 2 (2017), pp. 190-199, © Research India Publications. https://www.ripublication.com
  2. Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Richard O. Fagbenle, James Katende, Julius M. Ndambuki, David O. Omole, and Adekunle A. Badejo, “Wind Energy Study and Energy Cost of Wind Electricity Generation in Nigeria: Past and Recent Results and a Case Study for South West Nigeria”, Energies, I, 2014, 7(12), pp. 8508-8534; doi:10.3390/en7128508, ISSN 1996-1073, mdpi.com/journal/energies, December 2014.
  3. Seitshiro, I., Katende, J., and Sato, H.: “Slurry Pipeline Design of Multi-sized Solids: Application of Innovated Models”, Journal of the Society of Materials Engineering for Resources., 20, No.2, (Oct 2014), pp. 201-206 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284575419_Slurry_Pipeline_Design_of_Multi-sized_SolidsApplication_of_Innovated_Models

       https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ijsmer/20/2/20_201/_article

  1. Isaac Samuel, James Katende, S. Adebayo Daramola, and AyokunleAwelewa, “Review of System Collapse Incidences on the 330-kV Nigerian National Grid”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Invention, ISSN (Online):2319-6734, ISSN (Print): 2319-6726, ijesi.org, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 55-59.
  2. Isaac A. Samuel, Ayokunle A. Awelewa, Adetiba Emanuel, Felix A. Agbetuyi, and James Katende, “An Electronic Protection Unit for Diesel Engine Standby Generators”, Innovative Systems Design and Engineering, International Institute for Science, Technology & Education, Vol. 4, No. 14 (2013), pp. 1-7, Available online at: www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/ISDE/issue/view/827
  1. Isaac A. Samuel, Ayokunle A. Awelewa, James Katende, and Ishioma A. Odigwe, “Fault Tree-based Reliability Assessment of a 132-kV Transmission Line Protection Scheme”, American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), 2013, e-ISSN:2320-0847, p-ISSN: 2320-0936, Volume-02, Issue-10, pp. 100-106. https://www.ajer.org/papers/v2(10)/K0210100106.pdf
  2. Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Richard O Fagbenle, James Katende, Samson A Aasa and Joshua O Okeniyi, “Wind profile characteristics and turbine performance analysis in Kano, North-Western Nigeria”, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering 2013, 4:27, a Springer Open Journal, available on-line at: https://www.journal-ijeee.com/content/pdf/2251-6832-4-27.pdf
  1. M F Akorede and J Katende, “Wavelet Transform Based Algorithm for High-Impedance Faults Detection in Distribution Feeders”, European Journal of Scientific Research, vol 41, No 2, 2010, pp. 237-247. Available on-line at: eurojournals.com/ejsr_41_2_08.pdf
  2. Katende and F.N. Okafor, “Automatic Generation Control Performance of the Nigerian Power System After Deregulation”, Proceedings of the IEEE Africon 2004, 15th-17th September 2004, Gaborone, Botswana, pp 717-722. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/1406778
  1. Katende, J., Oladiran M.T., Kelebopile L., Tedman O., Sabina Kapfhamer, WilfriedZorner, Donald Kgathi, Joseph E Mbaiwa, Moseki Re Motsholapheko, Paul Chisale, Samuel John, Andrew Zulu, ShadreckMpanga, MundiaMuya, MwansaKaoma, DonatNgendo, Ackim Zulu. (2016). “The NEED Project: Enhancing the Widespread Use of Renewable Energy Resources in the Southern African Region”. 24th Domestic Use of Energy Conference, 29-31 March 2016, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, ISBN 978-0-9946759-0-3, pp.186-191. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7466721