Professor Muyiwa Oyinlola

Job: Director of IESD and Professor of Innovation for Sustainable Development

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

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




Personal profile

Muyiwa is  a Professor of Innovation for Sustainable Development, a Chartered Engineer and Director of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development. Prof Oyinlola is  passionate about and committed to bringing positive change to the African continent. He has a strong track record of  facilitating collaboration among appropriate stakeholders, co-creating sustainable interventions, and providing support in the development of home-grown solutions to African challenges.


Muyiwa has  led multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, international consortia in drafting, winning, and successfully executing research projects cumulatively worth over £5 million. Previous projects have  been in  areas such as Sustainable Waste Management, Sustainable Built Environment,  Digital Transformation, Building Capacity of youths, and  improving energy access.   Prof Oyinlola consistently collaborates with transdisciplinary teams to ensure that project outcomes are interdisciplinary and encompass both technical and social factors. He  places particular emphasis on identifying and integrating socio-cultural considerations required for the long-term success of projects in low- and middle-income countries.


Muyiwa has over 50 peer reviewed  academic publications covering a wide remit. Prof Oyinlola  holds  a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Kingston University,  an MA in Education Practice from De Montfort University and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick. Prof Oyinlola is a member of several professional bodies

Research group affiliations

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development

Publications and outputs

  • Digitally enabled business models for a circular plastic economy in Africa
    dc.title: Digitally enabled business models for a circular plastic economy in Africa Kolade, Oluwaseun; Oyinlola, M. A.; Ogunde, Olawunmi; Ilo, Celine; Ajala, Olubunmi dc.description.abstract: In recognition of the need for an economic logic that complements and reinforces the ecological imperative for the circular plastic economy, this paper explores the importance and impact of digitally enabled circular plastic business models across retailing and distribution systems. The paper draws from 16 focus group discussions, complemented by 17 semi-structured interviews of frontline organisations incorporating digital innovations in their businesses to enable the management of plastic waste in Africa. The study finds that, across African countries, the transition to a circular plastic economy has been hampered by the limited uptake of circular products by consumers. In order to accelerate the transition, innovative business models are required to invigorate the ecosystem and simplify the logistics of retailing and distribution systems. The paper proposes a new conceptual framework that explicates the impact of digital innovations in the processes of value creation and value capture across a whole spectrum of circular economy reverse logistics activities: recycling, redistribution, and remanufacture. The study also highlights two important social and policy implications of digitally-enabled circular business models: Firstly, the creation of new employment opportunities through the empowerment of a new labour force for the circular plastic economy; secondly, the heightened opportunity to enact an innovative sharing economy in typically resource-constrained contexts in which otherwise idle products and resources are more efficiently used in a process of collaborative consumption. dc.description: open access article
  • Exploring the Impact of Rice Husk Ash Masonry Blocks on Building Energy Performance
    dc.title: Exploring the Impact of Rice Husk Ash Masonry Blocks on Building Energy Performance Onyenokporo, Nwakaego C.; Taki, Ahmad; Zapata Montalvo, Luis Fernando; Oyinlola, M. A. dc.description.abstract: Operational building energy consumption accounts for 55% of global energy consumption. Most of this is attributed to residential buildings, as they make up the largest building type when compared to the total building stock worldwide. As the building envelope is a major contributor to building energy performance, especially the external walls, its optimisation is therefore imperative to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. This study set out to assess the effects of waste material additions to external walls and their effect on building energy performance. This research aimed to critically investigate the effect of rice husk ash (RHA) masonry blocks on building energy performance when compared to conventional masonry blocks in tropical climates. A mix of methods, including experimental investigation and simulation studies, were employed for this study. Three variations of RHA block samples were created for this investigation: RHA 5%, RHA 10%, and RHA 15%. Using prototype buildings from the study context, the building simulation results helped quantify the impact on building energy performance from the reuse of rice waste. The largest improvement to the building fabric was recorded with the RHA15% blocks, which resulted in a 9.9% and 11.3% reduction in solar heat gains through the external walls for the selected bungalow and duplex/storey building, respectively. This resulted in a 6.55% and 4.2% reduction in cooling loads and a 4.1% and 2.8% reduction in carbon emissions, respectively, for the bungalow and du-plex/storey building. The findings of this research will prove valuable to householders, researchers, architects, and policymakers in their decision-making processes. The findings will also be useful in introducing new methods that can be adopted for similar studies, bridging the knowledge gap while promoting a circular economy through the reuse of landfilled waste. dc.description: open access article
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in Nigerian universities: Trends, challenges and opportunities
    dc.title: Entrepreneurship and innovation in Nigerian universities: Trends, challenges and opportunities Oyinlola, M. A.; Kolade, Oluwaseun; Okoya, Silifat Abimbola; Ajala, Olubunmi; Adefila, Arinola; Adediji, Adedapo; Babaremu, Kunle; Tijani, Bosun; Adejuwon, Jude; Wambui, Faith; Akinlabi, Esther dc.description.abstract: In a bid to improve entrepreneurial outcomes of graduates from Nigerian universities, the Nigerian government has launched a range of interventions, including a 2004 national policy mandating compulsory inclusion of entrepreneurship education in the curriculum, and support for the establishment and implementation of entrepreneurship development activities by university departments. However, not much is known about the operational nuances, challenges and impact cases that characterise the implementation of this national policy in such a vast, culturally diverse country as Nigeria. To address this lacuna, this study draws on qualitative data from five focus groups, crystalised with quantitative data from 151 students across four Nigerian Universities, to explicate the current trends, successes, and challenges of entrepreneurship development and innovation support in Nigerian universities. The paper offers recommendations on how the current policy on entrepreneurship education in Nigeria can be enhanced to improve student entrepreneurial aspirations and outcomes. It also signposts innovative pedagogic activities which could be deployed to achieve this. dc.description: open access article
  • Technological Advances in Mechanical Recycling Innovations and Corresponding Impacts on the Circular Economy of Plastics
    dc.title: Technological Advances in Mechanical Recycling Innovations and Corresponding Impacts on the Circular Economy of Plastics Babaremu, Kunle; Adediji, Adedapo; Olumba, Nmesoma; Okoya, Silifat Abimbola; Akinlabi, Esther; Oyinlola, M. A. dc.description.abstract: The impact of plastic pollution on the world and its inhabitants is yet to be fully measured. Significant quantities of microplastics and nanoplastics have been found in human organs, and many diseases have been traced to their presence. Even human placentas have been found to contain microplastics. This study examines the recycling landscape, advanced reprocessing techniques, and technical challenges in this industry. It points out the top recyclable types of plastics (such as high-density polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and thermoplastic elastomers) by analyzing their different recycling capacities globally. It highlights the most advisable recycling techniques by identifying those most successful, least environmentally damaging, and easiest. Mechanical recycling is arguably the easiest and most common recycling technique. This study examines mechanical reprocessing technologies for construction materials, composite boards, additive manufacturing, and other applications. It also points out prevailing setbacks of these approaches and analyzes different solutions. Promising recycling processes are suggested for further investigation. dc.description: open access article
  • The Bottle House: Upcycling Plastic Bottles to Improve the Thermal Performance of Low-Cost Homes
    dc.title: The Bottle House: Upcycling Plastic Bottles to Improve the Thermal Performance of Low-Cost Homes Onyenokporo, Nwakaego; Beizaee, Arash; Adekeye, Olutola; Oyinlola, M. A. dc.description.abstract: Due to the effects of climate change, diminishing natural resources, and continuous urbanization, there is an increasing need for buildings to be more sustainable. This study explores the potential of upcycling plastic waste for the sustainable construction of low-cost homes in developing countries and contributes to filling the gap in existing studies regarding qualitative results of the in situ performance of buildings made from upcycled materials. This study compares the Bottle house with conventional buildings made of mud and cement. This study seeks to encourage the adoption of the bottle house concept for affordable housing by conducting a thermal comfort survey of its occupants. To obtain the thermal sensation vote (TSV) of the occupants, thermal comfort questionnaires were developed based on the seven-point ASHRAE thermal sensation scale. Additionally, a Testo 480 multifunction meter, which comprised an anemometer, radiant globe thermometer, air thermometer, and relative humidity probe, was used to calculate the predicted mean vote (PMV) concurrently. From the results of the TSV, mean votes of the participants of −2.0, 2.0, and 2.4 were observed for the bottle house, mud houses, and cement houses, respectively. In comparison, adjusted PMV mean values of 1.9, 2.1 and 2.1 were recorded for the bottle house, mud houses, and cement houses, respectively. The TSV and PMV results both indicate that the occupants of the bottle house felt more thermally comfortable when compared to occupants in the other dwellings. This can be attributed to the measures incorporated during the construction of the bottle house. Furthermore, the use of a simulation study helped proffer solutions to further improve the indoor temperatures of the buildings used in this study. The results of this paper will provide evidence of the prospects of upcycling plastic waste for construction and its impact on occupant’s thermal comfort when compared to conventional building materials. dc.description: open access article
  • Statistical analysis of solar thermal collectors in the Solar Keymark Database
    dc.title: Statistical analysis of solar thermal collectors in the Solar Keymark Database Summ, Thorsten; Oyinlola, M. A.; Khattak, Sanober; Trinkl, Christoph; Zorner, Wilfred dc.description.abstract: Experimental, analytical, or numerical investigations are ordinarily conducted to reveal optimisation potential for solar thermal collectors. At the same time, the ‘Solar Keymark Database’ contains more than 2,000 test reports from certified laboratories featuring properties including thermal efficiency, dimensions, or optical properties. This dataset offers untapped potential for statistical analyses as an alternative optimisation approach. Hence, this paper aims to provide a) the first statistical findings of solar thermal collector properties listed in the Solar Keymark Database and b) insights into statistical relations between these properties. The key correlations observed from the analysis of flat-plate collectors were between efficiency and both gross height (R=0.30) and gross area (R=0.27). We concluded that preferable collector designs may be featured with larger area to height ratios. The analyses of evacuated tube collectors revealed a strong correlation between efficiency and transversal incidence angle modifier (R=-0.65) as a result from different tube spacing. It was noticeable that the quasi-dynamic test method reported significantly higher efficiencies (7.14 percentage points) for evacuated tube collectors, which should be carefully considered for future test procedures. Overall, the statistical analysis was in accordance with conventional bottom-up analyses and revealed insightful dependencies for the present collector data. dc.description: open access article
  • Designing Sustainable Housing Using a User-Centred Approach: Paipe Case Study
    dc.title: Designing Sustainable Housing Using a User-Centred Approach: Paipe Case Study Abbakyari, Maryam; Abuzeinab, Amal; Adefila, Arinola; Whitehead, Timothy; Oyinlola, M. A. dc.description.abstract: This paper presents a user-centred design method for developing prototype housing designs in the Paipe community of Abuja, Nigeria, addressing the challenges posed by rapid urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). UCD is a qualitative methodology that prioritises end users in the design process. This study employs qualitative methods to collect data through interviews, field surveys, and site analysis using a single case study. The UCD approach was used to develop a profile of residents and identify their needs and preferences. Thematic analysis of the data led to the creation of design specifications and prototype designs. Two design options were developed: a cluster design based on field survey observations and an enclosed modern design based on residents’ preferences. This study contends that user-centred design (UCD) is essential for sustainable housing provision in LMICs, aligning with the United Nations’ adequate-housing programme. dc.description: open access article
  • Waste Management in Nepal: Characterization and Challenges to Promote a Circular Economy.
    dc.title: Waste Management in Nepal: Characterization and Challenges to Promote a Circular Economy. Labra Cataldo, Nicolás; Oyinlola, M. A.; Sigdel, Samip; Nguyen, Dori; Gallego-Schmid, Alejandro dc.description.abstract: In Nepal, the informal sector is responsible for treating 15% of household waste. It is the only alternative to landfilling and open disposal; however, the current waste management system does not acknowledge informal recyclers aggravating various challenges and vulnerabilities that the sector already faces. This study identifies and validates for the first time the challenges of the informal waste sector while providing a granular understanding of the actors that shape waste management in the region. The study uses primary data collected over a period of 6 months in Kathmandu and Lalitpur, the first and third most populated areas in Nepal. The methods considered were semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, and a co-creation workshop with formal and informal actors. A novel characterization of waste management actors was conducted to identify two profiles namely cyclists and scavengers and question the formality of the collection centres. Findings suggest that the price volatility of recycled materials and the lack of treatment and absence of regulatory capacity are among the main challenges in promoting a circular economy from the informal sector. The recommendations to overcome these challenges are a series of policy reforms, such as an extended responsibility producer scheme and the review of the tax on recycled material transport. The main policy implication from the finding reveals that circular economy is already being promoted by the informal sector — a responsibility that should fall under the remit of the regional and national governments. The study concludes that integration is not only necessary to improve the conditions of informal workers but essential to developing a circular economy in Nepal. dc.description: open access article
  • Optimizing Solar Parabolic Trough Receivers with External Fins: An Experimental Study on Enhancing Heat Transfer and Thermal Efficiency.
    dc.title: Optimizing Solar Parabolic Trough Receivers with External Fins: An Experimental Study on Enhancing Heat Transfer and Thermal Efficiency. Limboonruang, Teerapath; Oyinlola, M. A.; Harmanto, Dani; Bunyawanichakul, Pracha; Phunapai, Nittalin dc.description.abstract: Several researchers have shown that the heat transfer performance of solar parabolic trough (SPT) receivers may be improved by increasing their surface area or by adding internal fins to the tubes. Unfortunately, the manufacture of internally finned tubes involves complex processes, resulting in significant cost increases. On the other hand, the addition of external fins to tubes is more technically and economically feasible in a low-resource setting. This study investigates the potential benefits of integrating external fins on the receiver tubes of a low-cost SPT collector system. Experiments were conducted using an SPT system with a focal length of 300 mm and a collector length of 5.1 m, and they were positioned by an automated Sun tracking system. Tests were undertaken using both smooth and externally finned receiver tubes operating at five different water flow rates. The solar receiver with a finned tube was able to provide a maximum water temperature of 59.34 °C compared with that of 56.52 °C for a smooth tube at a flow rate of 0.5 L per minute. The externally finned absorber tube was also found to have a maximum efficiency of 18.20% at an average daily solar intensity of 834.61 W/m2, which is approximately 48% more efficient than the smooth tube. The calculations indicate that the experimental SPT system using finned tubes potentially avoids 0.2726 metric tons of CO2e per year, with finned tubes outperforming smooth tubes by up to 44%. The results show that using externally finned receiver tubes can significantly enhance the thermal performance of SPT collector systems. dc.description: open access article
  • Thermal performance characterization of cement-based masonry blocks incorporating rice husk ash
    dc.title: Thermal performance characterization of cement-based masonry blocks incorporating rice husk ash Onyenokporo, Nwakaego; Taki, Ahmad; Zapata, Luis; Oyinlola, M. A. dc.description.abstract: Owing to climate change and its effects, interest has grown in finding alternative building materials to improve the energy efficiency of building envelopes and reduce CO2 emissions and costs. This study focuses on the thermal performance of cement-based masonry blocks, which are popular in many parts of the world for masonry wall construction. Masonry blocks were incorporated with rice husks, which are agricultural wastes commonly found in tropical countries and are usually dumped in landfills. Previous research on the use of rice husk ash (RHA) for construction purposes has focused on the durability properties of the product without much consideration for properties such as thermal conductivity or thermal transmittance coefficient (U-value), which are important for quantifying the overall energy performance of buildings. High U-values of building elements typically result in high heat gains in tropical countries, which increases the use of mechanical cooling systems to improve occupants’ thermal comfort, thereby increasing building energy consumption. The study involved an experimental investigation using the laboratory hot box and heat flow metre method for U-value measurements in accordance with BS EN ISO 8990 and 9869. Several samples were prepared by partially replacing Portland cement with 5%, 10%, and 15% RHA by weight of cement. The results reflect up to a 17% reduction in the U values and thermal conductivities of all block samples. The lowest value of 3.04 W/m2K was obtained from RHA 15% compared to 3.67 W/m2K from the control sample. The results of this study show the prospects of improving building energy consumption, occupants’ thermal comfort, and building CO2 emissions using masonry blocks incorporating RHA for external building walls in tropical countries. dc.description: open access article

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Research interests/expertise

  • Sustainable Development
  • Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Engineering for sustainable development
  • Plastic Waste Management in LMICs
  • Heat transfer
  • Energy in emerging economies
  • Sustainable energy
  • Transdisicplinary  for International Development

Areas of teaching

  • Energy Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Renewable energy


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

MA Education Practice, 

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

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


Courses taught

ENGD2101 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

ENGT5141 Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Membership of professional associations and societies

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Energy Institute

Professional licences and certificates

Chartered Engineer


Wealth from Waste: Value added products for Chennai Waste Pickers 

The aim of the project is to assess the feasibility of using local skills and materials to transform waste plastics into filaments for 3D printing, which is identified as a high value item.  This study will document the current waste materials available, and current applications for processing waste plastic and creating 3D print material. This research would set the groundwork for future studies and enable the development of new circular economy business models, underpinned with novel technological innovation. 

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

Celine Ilo - Development of an optimization model for a digitally enabled Circular Plastics Economy (CPE) in Africa. October 2022 - Date

Teerapath Limboonruang - Optimizing heat transfer in a solar parabolic trough collector absorber. January  2022 - Date

Thorsten Summ - Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of a Cost-Optimised Large-Area Insulated Glass Flat-Plate Solar Thermal Collector October  2020 - Date

Huraira Umar Baba - Compressed Earth Block as a Sustainable Building Material: Challenges Confronting Its Use for Mass Urban Housing in Nigeria.  January  2020 - Date

Zainab Mohammed - Promoting The Relevance of Socio-Cultural Context in Sustainable Architecture - A Study of Mass Housing Design in Abuja, Nigeria. January  2020 - Date

    Externally funded research grants information


    Digital_Lyo, Innovate UK, Digitalisation and Automation of Medicines R&D and Manufacture   Role - Co-investigator May 2023 – April 2025,  £1,331,543

    Consolidation grant, British Council Innovation for African Universities Programme Role - Principal-investigator January  2023 – January  2024,   £50,000

    Garbage In Value Out (GIVO), Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Role – Co-Investigator, January 2022 - October 2024, £1,500,000

    Circular Plastic Economy Innovation Hub, British Council ( Innovation for African Universities Programme) Role - Principal-investigator September 2021 – September 2022, £60,000

    Digital Innovations for Transitioning to a Circular Plastic Economy (DITCh Plastic) EPSRC-GCRF. Role - Principal-investigator May 2020 – Oct 2021,  £146,238 -

    Circular Plastic: Utilising frontier technology and user centred design to add value to plastic waste, facilitating entrepreneurship and employment EPSRC-GCRF. Role - Co-investigator Jun 2020 – Nov 2021,  £150,000 -

    Sustainability, inclusiveness and governance of mini-grids in Africa (SIGMA) - ESRC-GCRF. Role - Co-investigator March 2020 – March 2023,  £1,244,000 -

    Assessing the informal waste sector contribution to Nepal’s circularity transition - Royal academy of engineering   Frontiers of Engineering for Development Seed funding  - Role -  Co investigator -Aug 2020 – Mar 2022, £20,000

    Wealth from Waste: Value added products for Chennai Waste Pickers - Royal academy of engineering   Frontiers of Engineering for Development Seed funding  - Role -  Principal investigator -June 2018 – June 2019, £30,000

    Blackout-Chasing: Tapping Peri-Urban Energy Perspectives, Preferences and Prospects, Royal academy of engineering   Frontiers of Engineering for Development Seed funding  - Role -  Co Investigator – February 2017 – February 2018, £20,000

    Developing local capacity for building affordable self-sufficient homes - Royal academy of engineering   Frontiers of Engineering for Development Seed funding  - Role -  Principal investigator – November 2016 – August 2017, £20,000 -

    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,

    Co Investigator:  Develop a device for monitoring the structure of the dry layer that develops in a product under-going the process of freeze-drying.  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


    1. British Council Researcher Links travel grant to attend the China-UK Workshop on Achieving the Low Carbon City in Shanghai, China between 14-16 June 2019
    2. DMU PhD high flyers Scholarship -  Investigating the potential of waste materials to construct low energy, thermally comfortable dwellings for low income communities - October 2018
    3. Vice Chancellors Future Research Leaders programme -  September 2018
    4. British Council Researcher Links travel grant to attend the workshop on Closed Loop Green Technologies for Rural Communities in Delhi India between 10-13 September 2017
    5. British Council Researcher Links travel grant to attend  the UK-China workshop on shaping low carbon energy future between 28-31 August 2017
    6. British Council Researcher Links travel grant to attend the workshop on Water, Sanitation and Energy Nexus Research Initiative, between13-16 September 2016.
    7. European Institute of Innovation and Technology Climate – KIC Pioneers into Practice programme. €8000 grant to contribute  to a low carbon product/service development in two European region April – October 2013

    Completed PhD Supervision

    Dr. Evangelos Sakellariou - Feasibility study and parametric analyses of Solar Assisted Ground Sourced Heat Pump systems for different European climate zones.  January  2017 – June 2020

    Dr. Longinus Ogugua - Application of Terahertz Spectroscopy in In-Process Monitoring of Freeze-Drying Process: An Optimization Study of Process Analytical Technology. January 2017 – April 2021

    Dr. Tunmise Timothy Ayodele - A Framework for Low carbon retrofitting of Residential Buildings in Nigeria. January  2017 -  December 2021 


    Dr. Salisu Isihak - Technology Options for Improving Access to Energy Services in Areas With Low Electricity Access Rate: A Geographic Information System (GIS) Based Approach to Electricity Planning in Nigeria. April  2018 -  December 2021

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