Dr. Akinbami J.F.K. is a Principal Research Fellow (Associate Professor) at the Centre for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Dr Akinbami’s research focus includes Energy and Environmental Management; Energy Systems Modeling, Energy Policy and Analysis, Energy Efficiency, Energy and Building, Electricity Sector Reform, Restructuring and Regulation, Alternative Energy Resources, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Study. He has published extensively in reputable local and international journals including amongst others International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy, Natural Resources Forum, Renewable Energy, Transport Policy, Environmental Management, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Energy Policy, Research and Development. He was also a resource person/consultant on various study projects for both national and international organizations including European Commission, African Development Bank, World Bank, Nigeria National Planning Commission, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He was actively involved in the development and preparation of both Renewable Energy Master Plan and the National Energy Master Plan for Nigeria. Dr Akinbami has also consulted for the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) on the Rural Access and Renewable Energy component of the World Bank funded project - National Energy Development Project (NEDP). In addition to these, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Energy Policy, Research and Development (JEPRD), a Journal published by the Energy Commission of Nigeria. He has reviewed and edited papers for conferences and journals including: i) GHG7 – 7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, September 2004, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada. i) International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy (IJETP), Inderscience Publishers, UK ii) International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP), Inderscience Publishers, UK iii) Natural Resources Forum, a United Nations quarterly journal.
John-Felix is a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy and a member of various professional bodies including Quality Control Society of Nigeria (QCSON), Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (SESN), African Wind Energy Association (AfriWEA). He is also a member of Nigerian Association of Energy Economics and the International Association of Energy Economics.