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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

Qualifications

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

Projects

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,

Forthcoming events

Project workshop on transforming low income communities 27th July 2017 – More details and  registration at  http://lcshr.com

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 two Full-time PhD students as second supervisor:

  • Tunmise Timothy Ayodele, who is investigating the impact of design on the energy consumption of commercial buildings (office building) in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Evangelos Sakellariou who is working on Low carbon domestic heating system based on solar energy and seasonal heat storage

Externally funded research grants information

Developing local capacity for building affordable self-sufficient homes –

Royal academy of engineering   Frontiers of Engineering for Development Seed funding

19 Dec 2016 – 31st August 2017

Role -  PI.

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)

Internally funded research project information

Low Cost Sustainable Home Prototype for Developing Countries,

RIF Round 8,

1st August  2016 – 31st  July 2017.

Role -  PI.

Collaborators: Dr Tim Whitehead , Dr. Amal Abuzeinab(DMU), Dr. Farukh Farukh , Dr Karthikeyan Kandan 

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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