- BAMISE OLANREWAJU
Innovation and Strategy Development LeadContact Details: [email protected]
Bamise Olanrewaju is an energy researcher with specific expertise and interest in modelling of combined natural gas and electricity networks. She is currently working on the Research Council’s UK (RCUK) project on the integration of the EU gas network to the UK gas and electricity network, which is of significant relevance to the development of gas-to-power systems in Nigeria and Africa. Bamise received her first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan in 2005 and a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Environment at Cardiff University, where she graduated with a distinction grade in 2012, and completed a PhD. in Multi-Energy Systems in 2017. She was awarded a foundation grant in 2014 by the Funds for Women Graduates, UK and her work was recently highlighted in an impact video produced by the RCUK’s HubNet Consortium project. She has over 6 years of industrial experience in the manufacturing and consulting engineering sector in Nigeria. Bamise is currently the innovation and strategy lead for the Nigeria Energy Forum.
- DANIEL ADEUYI
Forum Chair and Technical LeadContact Details: [email protected]
Daniel Adeuyi is an award-winning electrical engineer. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cardiff University on the European Commission BEST PATHS project, which focuses on grid connection of offshore wind farms through high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems. In 2009, Daniel worked with the team of Chinese electrical engineers, who designed and commissioned the 650 MW Olorunsogo combined cycle power plant in Nigeria. He received a BSc. degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria in 2010. He was awarded a Master’s degree with Distinction Grade in Electrical Energy Systems in 2012 and a PhD. in Electrical Engineering in 2016, both at Cardiff University, UK. Daniel won the prestigious World Energy Forum Student Energy Essay Contest First Prize in 2012, and he was awarded the UK First Prize and the European First Prize at the Eurelectric Student Essay Contest in 2014. He is an expert in modelling, planning and operation of electrical power systems and he is passionate about contributing his skills to enhance the development of affordable, sustainable and modern energy services for all. Daniel is an emerging research star with extensive research collaborations in China, Canada and the United Kingdom and has presented his work in over 8 countries across the world. Daniel is currently the Chair of the Nigeria Energy Forum.
- AKINTUNDE BABATUNDE
Academic and Business Development LeadContact Details: [email protected]
Akintunde Babatunde is a chartered engineer and chartered environmentalist. A 2000 graduate of University of Ibadan, Akintunde won the 1992 overall JETS competition in Nigeria and he was a recipient of the A.G Leventis and Federal Government Scholarships, respectively for his undergraduate and graduate (MSc) studies. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin in 2008 and subsequently in 2010, he won the prestigious Irish Research Council and EU Marie Curie Fellowship which has a less than 5% success rate at the time. In 2008, he was awarded the Green Prize in Environmental Technologies by the Federal Minister of Education in Germany. Akintunde was a lecturer (assistant professor) in Civil Engineering at Cardiff University School of Engineering from Dec 2011 to May 2016 (Cardiff University Civil Engineering is currently ranked 1st in UK for the quality of her Civil and Construction Engineering research). In June 2016, Akintunde joined the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds as an Associate Professor. He holds the position jointly (on honorary basis) with his position at Cardiff University. The University of Leeds is currently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. Since 2011, Akintunde has been a member of Council of Society of Environmental Engineers, UK. He is an expert in sustainable water engineering and he is interested in the integration of renewable energy into water engineering to address the water-energy nexus. Akintunde is a well cited- researcher with h-index of 14 and over 1250 citations in scientific literature. He has collaborated and presented his work in over 10 countries across the world. Akintunde is currently the academic lead for the Nigeria Energy Forum.