Layi Adeola received the Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Animal Science with first class honors from the University of Ife, Nigeria; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with distinction from the University of Guelph, Canada. He was promoted to full professor at Purdue University in 2001. He served as non-ruminant nutrition Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Science from 2001 to 2005, is a member of the editorial board of Poultry Science, and an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Animal Sciences.
Dr. Adeola has developed an internationally-recognized research program on energy and nutrient utilization in non-ruminant animals aimed at improving the efficiency of lean meat production and minimizing the flow of nutrients through animal waste into the environment. He has authored 150 refereed papers, 140 abstracts and several other publications. Dr. Adeola received the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Poultry Nutrition Research award in 2005 presented by the Poultry Science Association, the Maple Leaf Duck Research Award in 2007 presented by the Poultry Science Association, the AFIA Non-ruminant Nutrition Research award in 2007 presented by the American Society of Animal Science, the Evonik-Degussa Poultry Research Award in 2010 presented by the Poultry Science Association, and the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award in 2012 presented by the Poultry Science Association.
Dr. Adeola served on the Committee of the National Academy of Science - National Research Council that wrote the 11th revised edition of the Nutrient Requirements of Swine.