Engr. Dr. Yusuf Yare hails from Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. In September 1993, he received his B.Eng. with honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. He had one-year of training as an NYSC Production/Electrical Engineer trainee at the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria Ltd, Western Division, Warri from May 1994 to June 1995. In August 1997, he received his M.Eng. Electrical/Electronics (Power Option) Engineering degree from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria, where he also had teaching experience until March 1998.
In March 1998, he joined the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) as Assistant Manager (Technical) and worked through the ranks to become Senior Manager (Operations and Maintenance)/PHCN where he voluntarily exited the service to pursue further studies in the United States of America.
In pursuance of academic and professional excellence, in the Fall of the year 2006, Engr Yusuf Yare enrolled for a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at the prestigious Missouri University of Science & Technology Rolla, MO, USA. Amongst others, he had one of his Ph.D. international research exposure at the famous ABB Corporate Research Center, Vasteras, Sweden during the summer of 2007. In August 2010, he received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA.
Dr. Yusuf Yare has published and presented several referred international journals and conference papers. He has contributed to a book chapter and is working as a co-author towards producing a book in the field of electrical engineering. While in the United States of America, Dr. Yare participated actively in several professional conferences organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA), IEEE/Power and Energy Society (PES-USA), and IEEE/Computational Intelligence Society (CIS-USA) where he presented referred technical papers. He was a grant recipient of the prestigious IEEE/Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Walter Karplus Research Grant in 2007.
He served as a peer reviewer of the following high impact international technical papers:
- IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
- European Transactions on Electrical Power
- IEEE PES conference papers
- IEEE Computational Intelligence Society conference papers
After returning to Nigeria, Dr. Yusuf Yare was appointed Senior Lecturer of Electrical Engineering at a Nigerian University from October 2010 to December 2012.
He also served as Special Assistant (Power) to the Honourable Minister of State (Power) from October 2010 to August 2011. In recognition of Dr. Yare’s contributions in the field of power systems, the Federal Government of Nigeria appointed him to serve as Consultant at the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) and Senior Technical Adviser (STA) at the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) in the period August 2011 to January 2016.
In February 2016, Dr. Yusuf Yare was appointed to the services of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd/ National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) as Deputy General Manager (Transmission), and later assigned the position of Head of Transmission Department in August 2016 till date. He currently holds the position of General Manager (Transmission) at NDPHC/NIPP.
Engr. Dr. Yusuf Yare is a Fellow of NSE and NIPE, and strongly upholds the principles of professional ethics, values, and ideals of the NSE and NIPE. He is a registered engineer with COREN, Senior Member IEEE-USA, Member PES-USA, Member IEEE/CIS-USA, Member IET-UK, and Member NIM.