Leonard Daniel is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Provost of the College of Engineering and Technology at Kwara State University in Nigeria. His research focus is: RLV design and systems integration, composite materials, impact and damage tolerance, ballistic and blast protection, structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, design of integrated structures, smart structures and active materials (intelligent structures, nanomaterials, and bio-inspired structures).
He earned an MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1990 from the Soviet Academy of Science and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2000 from University of London, Queen Mary and Imperial College. Honors: Fellow of UK Royal Aeronautical Society; Fellow of Institute of Materials of Materials, UK; Associate Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and European Professional Engineer (Eur. Ing.): FEANI, Europe
Prof. Daniel was a visiting professor at the University of California-Berkeley before being appointed MLK Visiting Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, where he taught a course on bio-inspired structures.