Meet Our Resource Persons

Olawale Oloye, PhD in View

Olawale is a value-driven Chemical Engineer with technical know-how in the engineering of nanostructured liquid metal alloys with the aim of providing solutions in the area of energy and environment. Skilled at collaborating with senior colleagues in research, analysis, and solutions optimizing operations, improving safety, strengthening compliance and capturing margin-improvement opportunities. He graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and obtained his master’s in engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is currently a sessional academic / PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Olusola Akinbami, PhD in View.

Olusola is a chemist with expertise in the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor Nanomaterials for diverse applications.  However, he is particularly interested in the application of Nanomaterials in solar energy.   His research involves the use of inorganic perovskite nanocubes as light absorbers in a perovskite solar cell. He is experienced in the colloidal synthetic route of nanoparticle synthesis and also in the fabrication of solar cell devices. He is proficient in the use of electron microscopes, XRD, Uv-Vis and PL spectrophotometer for nanoparticle characterization.

Asides from research, he is a lover of movies with deep interest in Sci-fi, documentaries and action series.  He is also a lover of history and politics, especially Nigerian politics.

Olusola Akinbami

Oluwatoyin Olojido, PhD.

I graduated with a first-class degree in Accounting from Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria in 2011, obtained a distinction in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds in 2015 and was awarded a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds in May 2020. My research covers the role of corporate boards in enhancing the performance of firms from a historical perspective. I am very passionate about mentoring and human resource development.

Oluwatoyin Olojido

Oluwaseun Egbelowo, PhD.

Oluwaseun completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the Lagos State University in Nigeria, and his master’s in Mathematical Sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana. He received his PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cape Town. He is using the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases.

Oluwaseun Egbelowo

Kevin Yoro, PhD.

Kelvin is a researcher in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California USA. He received his MSc. Eng and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017 and 2020 respectively, a B.Eng. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maiduguri in 2012, as well as a PGD in Education from the University of Mkar in 2014. His core research interest is in Modelling, Simulation & Optimization of Complex Systems, Process Intensification, Reverse Engineering, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Systems, Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-economic Analysis of Industrial Processes. He is passionate about teaching & research; his goal is to mentor aspiring scientists to achieve their academic goals.

Kevin Yoro

Oluwaseun Oluwajana, PhD.

Seun Daniel Oluwajana is a self-motivated, goal-oriented, result-driven professional in civil engineering with advanced degrees and a strong focus on rail/transportation engineering. He holds a bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees and currently registered with the Professional Engineers Ontario, Canada. He is vast in research. His interest includes railway safety/simulation, transportation planning, traffic operational analysis, traffic signal design and assessment, traffic impact study, analysis of alternatives, traffic/collision data analysis, vision zero initiative, roadway safety design, spatial analysis, and project management. At his free time, Seun likes to mentor students who are ready to put in the work on research and scholarship.

Oluwaseun Oluwajana

Emmanuel Bamidele, PhD in View.

Emmanuel Bamidele is currently a doctoral student at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. He obtained Bachelor of Engineering and Master’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria and University of Johannesburg, South Africa respectively. He is a strong believer in consistent investment in knowledge, problem solving and management skills. He is very passionate about mentoring and collaboration.

Emmanuel Bamidele

Fredrick Madaraka, PhD.

Fredrick Madaraka Mwema is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya, as well as the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently Chair of the Department (COD) of Mechanical Engineering at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya and the Director for the Centre for Nanomaterials and Nanoscience Research (CNSR) at the same university. His Research interests are the field of manufacturing and materials, specifically in surface engineering and coating technologies, severe plastic deformation, advanced materials, and characterizations. Dr Mwema has over 60 publications in his field and has written two books. He is currently Supervising 4 masters and 2 PhD students.

Fredrick Madaraka

Rukudzo Pamacheche, PhD.

Rukudzo Pamacheche is a researcher and academic facilitator and advisor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has experience lecturing undergraduate courses and advising postgraduate researchers in business sciences. She qualified for a PhD in Business Science from the same university in 2020 and focused on client loyalty in the marketing of personalised care services. She has genuine interests in consumer-related research and other implementation research as well as creative writing for motivational and non-academic works. She believes in continuous self-development and being part of MBDI provides a good opportunity and motivation for knowledge sharing through the mentorship and collaboration platforms.

Rukudzo Pamacheche