EMDI Akure, Nigeria

From the Managing Director

It is with great delight that I welcome you to EMDI, Akure’s website.

EMDI is involved in research and development activities in the areas of materials science and engineering using best practices.

This site showcases activities of the Institute to the public. I hope you find the site useful.


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Materials Testing and Characterization

Materials Testing and Characterization includes:

  • Microstructural Analysis
  • X-Ray Diffractometry
  • X-Ray Flourescopy (Chemical Analysis)
  • Tensile /Compression Testing etc
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Capacity Building

We focus on Capacity Building

  • In the area of foundry education technology
  • In the area of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
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Manufacturing/Production Services

Manufacturing/Production Services

  • Machine/Equipment Maintenance
  • Plant Overhaul
  • Design of Machine/Equipment
  • Manufacture of Machine/Equipment
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Welcome to EMDI, Akure

A major milestone in Science and Engineering sector of the nation’s economy was recorded with the establishment of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in 1992. NASENI was designed with the mandate to conduct developmental work in the areas of manufacturing and production through co-ordinating the proliferation of technologies developed within and outside its six developmental centers. Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI), Akure is one of the then six Science and Engineering Develoment Complexes set up as centers under NASENI.

Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI), Akure was established on 1st August, 1995 as the first indigenous government materials research and development Institute. Operations commenced at its temporary site along Ondo Road in May 1996.

Our Mandate

The mandate of Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI) can be summarized thus:
To work in the area of engineering materials infrastructure for the production of various types of sections and sizes of machines and equipment. The technology produced is thereafter transferred to private sector organizations, industries and relevant government agencies. EMDI also offers consultancy, technical and training services to organizations.

The 5-point agenda of the mandate are:

  • 1. To undertake research and development works into processes and systems for the conversion of raw and semi-processed materials of various types, sections, and sizes for application in machinery and equipment production.
  • 2. To transfer engineering materials production technologies to the private sector, industries and government agencies and offer consultancy and extension services to such and other organizations.
  • 3. To establish and operate a physical and metallurgical laboratory for the testing of engineering materials of all types.
  • 4. To collaborate with cognate government ministries and agencies in the design of its research and development programms and projects.
  • 5. To accept, on terms specified by its trainees for practical work attachment in its work.

Our Mission:

To transform scientific engineering materials and technological know-how  and innovations into industrial products through strategic management of scarce financial resources: aggressive mobilization for and generation of financial resources; effective maintenance and sustenance of existing facilities; and intensified collaborations with relevant bodies and agencies within a highly professional and friendly work environment.

To use conventional and advanced materials science and engineering technological
know-how for the transformation of Nigeria to a competitive production and manufacturing giant.

Latest News

  • EMDI Project Development Seminar – Episode 6

    EMDI PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR – EPISODE 6 Held today, 21 November, 2023 at the Institute Conference hall. The seminar is a biweekly program aim at generating ideas, building capacity that will lead to products development that are marketable. This is in line with EVC/CEO drive of producing marketable products. This week seminar theme Fundamentals of

    November 21, 2023 in Events
  • SWAN-ICAN Courtesy Visit to Mrs F.O. Yusuf

    The Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria, Akure Chapter led by Princess Mrs. Chigozie Akinseye paid a courtesy visit to the Institute today 23rd October, 2023 and presented a gift to the Overseeing Officer Mrs. Yusuf F. O . Thanking the Management of the Institute for their usual support and Cooperation. CONGRATULATIONS MA’AM🎉

    October 23, 2023 in Events
  • Seminar – Reverse Engineering of a Chinese Made Semi Automatic Multiple Block Molding Machine

    Another seminar was held on, 17th October, 2023 at the Institute Conference hall. The seminar which is a biweekly program aims at generating ideas, building capacity that will lead to products development that are marketable. This is in line with EVC/CEO’s drive of producing marketable products. This week seminar themed; REVERSE ENGINEERING OF A CHINESE

    October 17, 2023 in Events
  • Seminar – Effective Minutes and Report Writing Skills

    On Thursday 5th October, 2023, the AHR Department of the Institute held an In-house training for all core Administrative Staff of the Department, at the Institute’s Conference Hall. Theme: Effective Minutes and Report Writing Skills. Resource Person: Miss Fatusin O. J. of the AHR Department.

    October 5, 2023 in Events