Iya Patu
Sustainable Wellbeing
Iya Patu
Sustainable Wellbeing
Sustainable Wellbeing

Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini

M.Sc, Ph.D

Lead - STI (Science, Technology, Innovation)

Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini

Member, Board of Trustees/Lead-STI (Science, Technology, Innovation), IYA PATU Foundation. Reader/Associate Professor & Founding Chairman, School of Engineering, American University of Nigeria (AUN); Chairman, Telecoms & Wireless Technologies, School of IT & Computing, AUN; Coordinator SDP Projects, School of IT & Computing (SITC), AUN; Principal Advisor, AUN Honor Society. Head of Programmes/Director at Commonwealth ITU Group (CIG), UK, actively participating in the ITU activities of the Radiocommunication, Telecommunication Standardization and the Telecommunication Development Sections. He is Senior Researcher and project development manager with the 4TELL research group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, Portugal; Visiting Researcher at University of Bradford, UK; He was a visiting Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer at Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria; He was Microwave Radio Transmission Operations & Maintenance Senior Engineer with Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL), Abuja, Nigeria. (10years).

Nominated by the Nigerian Government to Vie for the Post of Secretary-General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) in August, 2018 - (Nigeria's Candidate for the position of “Secretary General, African Telecommunications Union (ATU)” - 2018).

He was inspired by a desire to create a system that can prevent kidnapping and abduction in schools in Nigeria. Led the team and design & develop "Yawo Anti-Abduction Emergency Response System (YA-AERS)". YA-AERS is an innovative, state-of-the-art design that uses Radio Frequency Spectrum to broadcast alert messages freely without using mobile phone services, signal, internet, over a long-distance range. YA-AERS is the brainchild of six AUN ICT faculty and students and two external telecom engineering experts.

A key player in the processes/activities leading to the National Universities Commission (NUC's) Resource Visitation and Subsequent Approval for the New Engineering Programs at American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola - July, 2019.

Coordinated and led the successful National Universities Commission (NUC's) re-accreditation of all Programs of School of IT & Computing (SITC), at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola - November, 2018.

Built a large ecosystem around FD-SOI in Europe - 2018. Developed architecture and technologies for implementing agile radio frequency (RF) transceiver capacities for future radio communication products.

Received his Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Bayero University, Kano in 2005; received his MSc in Radio Frequency Communication Engineering from the University of Bradford (UK) in 2007; and his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Bradford, UK in 2012.

He was Senate Committee of the University of Bradford, UK; He is a member of IEEE, IET, ENF, Optical Society of America;

Has contributed to numerous publications and is involved in European and CELTIC research projects.

His research interests include Radio Frequency System Design and High-Performance RF-MEMS Tunable Filters with specific emphasis on energy efficiency and linearity; Renewable Energy (wind, solar, hydropower, ocean energy, and geothermal), Smart Grid, Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Power Plants & Equipment; Robotics, Nanotechnology, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Embedded Systems, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Software Defined Radio, Cognitive Radio (CR), Radio Resource Management (RRM), Mobile for Development (mHealth or Mobile Health, mAgric or AgriTech, Mobile Money, and Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation) and Optical Communications.

His achievements include the design of energy efficient Power Amplifier at 3.5GHz (Mobile WiMAX Frequency); design of High-Performance RF-MEMS Tunable Filters with tuning range from GSM 1.8GHZ to LTE 2.6GHz; design of Millimeter Wave Antenna for 5G Applications; design and development of a “Radio over Fiber” optical transceivers (1550nm Wavelength) in which the frequency limitations of quantum well lasers in direct RF to Light transponding was investigated.

Successfully attained several European projects, amongst the projects are MOBILIA (2009-2011), ARTEMOS (2011-2014), CORTIF (2014-2016), THINGS2DO (2014-2018), and 5GWAR (2019-2021). Have participated actively in events, conferences and seminars organized by the Information Society Technology (IST) research program, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and European Nano Electronics Forum.

He participated in several annual European project reviews. His collective role is to defend the project objectives, and results to a panel of examiners that are considered European experts in their respective technical field.

He served as a workshop organizer and a workshop chair. He is a TPC member and reviewer for many international conferences and journals.

He is a guest editor for an IET Science, Measurement & Technology special issue, a guest editor for MDPI Electronics Engineering Journal -"Microwave and Wireless Communications" special issue, a guest editor for Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Hindawi Journal, special issue, and also a guest editor for Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (CMES) Journal, special issue.