Dr Muyiwa Oyinlola

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Thermofluids and Energy

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Institute of Energy & Sustainable Development (IESD)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7162

E: muyiwa.oyinlola@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/mao


Personal profile

Dr Oyinlola specialises in the area of sustainable thermal energy, which includes solar energy, energy storage, waste heat recovery and thermal transformers. Muyiwa's research focuses on applications such as low energy building design and affordable sustainable energy solutions in developing countries.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development

Publications and outputs 

 Click for full list of Muyiwa Oyinlola research outputs.

Research interests/expertise

  • Thermal energy storage
  • Thermal energy transformation
  • Heat transfer
  • Energy in emerging economies
  • Sustainable energy

Areas of teaching

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Renewable energy


PhD Heat Transfer in Solar Absorber Plates with Micro-Channels, University of Warwick, 2012-2015

MSc Renewable Energy Engineering, Kingston University, London, 2010-2011

BEng Mechanical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello Univeristy, Zaria, 2002-2008


Courses taught

ENGD2005 Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics

ENGT5141 Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Membership of professional associations and societies

Institute of Engineering and Technology


Low Cost Sustainable Housing Research 

The project explores utilizing up-cycled and locally engineered materials to design affordable, self-sufficient homes for low income communities. The research aims to establish scientific methods to co-design a self-sufficient home, integrated with inhouse-electricity generation, in-house-water-purification system, earthquake resistant foundation and walls as well as ensuring it is socially acceptable within the community.  Therefore the project addresses 3 of the United Nations goals for sustainable development. 

Goal 6- clean water and sanitation

Goal 7- Affordable and clean energy

Goal 11- sustainable cities and communities,

Conference attendance

1. Oyinlola , M.A. and Shire, G.S.F. (2016) Heat Transfer in Low Reynolds Number Flows Through Miniaturized Channels. The 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2016), Malaga, Spain

2. The 5th international conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale (HTFFM V), 22-26 April 2014, Marseille, France.  Analysis of temperature distribution in absorber plates with microchannels. Oyinlola, M.A., Shire, G.S.F. and Moss, R. W. (2014) Oral Presentation (Peer Reviewed)

3. The 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2014), 14 - 16 July 2014, Orlando, USA. Investigating the effects of channel aspect ratio on fluid flow and heat transfer  in absorber plates with minichannels.  Oyinlola , M.A., Shire, G.S.F. , Moss, R. W. and Khaliji Oskouei, M (2014). Oral Presentation (Peer Reviewed)

4. The 13th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC), 2- 3 September 2013, London, UK. Investigating Heat transfer in Absorber plates with mini channels. Oyinlola, M.A. and Shire, G.S.F. (2013). Oral presentation (Peer Reviewed).

Current research students

Muyiwa is supervising Three Full-time PhD students as second supervisor:

  • Tunmise Timothy Ayodele - is investigating the impact of design on the energy consumption of commercial buildings (office building) in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Evangelos Sakellariou - is working on low carbon domestic heating system based on solar energy and seasonal heat storage
  • Longinus Ogugua is investigating the Application of Terahertz Spectroscopy for In-Process Monitoring of the Freeze-Drying Cycle

Externally funded research grants information

Principal Investigator: Developing local capacity for building affordable self-sufficient homes (Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development Seed funding, 19/12/16 - 31/08/17). Collaborators : Dr Boksun Kim (Plymouth University), Dr Yewande Akinola (Laing O'Rourke), Dr Tim Whitehead (Aston University), Dr Fatai Anafi (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria), Dr Amal Abuzeinab (DMU), Dr Farukh Farukh (DMU), Dr Karthikeyan Kandan (DMU)


Co Investigator: Blackout-Chasing: Tapping Peri-Urban Energy Perspectives, Preferences and Prospects. Collaborators: Dr Barry Gordon Rawn (Brunel University) Dr  Anh Tran (Coventry University) Dr Akintunde Babatunde (University of Leeds) Dr Leanne Townshend (University of Aberdeen), Dr Victor Odumuyiwa (University of Lagos) Dr Oliver Dzobo (University of Johannesburg), Dr Prabal Dutta, (University of California Berkeley) Dr Dénes Csala, (Lancaster University)

Internally funded research project information

Principal Investigator: Low Cost Sustainable Home Prototype for Developing Countries (RIF Round 8, 01/08/16 - 31/07/17).Collaborators: Dr Tim Whitehead , Dr Amal Abuzeinab(DMU), Dr Farukh Farukh, Dr Karthikeyan Kandan

Principal Investigator: Low Cost Sustainable Housing in Ahmedabad. Collaborators: Dr Tim Whitehead , Dr Amal Abuzeinab(DMU), Dr Farukh Farukh, Dr Karthikeyan Kandan

Co Investigator: A perfect gap for SMILE: Smart Last-MILE Vaccine Cooling & Delivery System.Collaborators: Dr Karthikeyan Kandan,  Dr Farukh Farukh

Co Investigator: Application of Terahertz Spectroscopy for In-Process Monitoring of Freeze-Drying of Pharmaceutical Products. Collaborators: Professor Geoff Smith, Dr.Ahmet Orun,

MSc Student projects Supervision

Experimental study of a high performance solar flat plate collector

Characterising a lab scale thermal energy store for concentrated solar thermal collectors

Characterising the thermal performance of sustainable building components

Developing a low cost parabolic trough collector for process heat

Clean energy solution for powering and cooling off grid telecom shelters.

CFD optimization of a solar Flat plate collector

Heat and mass transfer analysis of a sustainable membrane distillation system

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