Daniyan Ilesanmi Afolabi

Title: Development and optimization of a multi feedstock biodiesel plant


I obtained both Masters of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering (Production Engineering Option) from The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in 2012 and 2017 respectively. During my Masters program, I worked on a thesis titled “Development of a Processor for Producing Biodiesel from Used Oils” and was ranked first in the 2012 Masters class with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.83 while my PhD work was titled “Development and Optimization of a Plant for Producing Biodiesel from Used and Unused Oils” both completed within the stipulated time. At present, I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Before then, I was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria where in taught courses relating to Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Mechanical Vibration, Systems Engineering and Control, Production Engineering, Engineering thermodynamics, Maintenance Management, Electromechanical Machines, Turbomachinery etc. both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am a registered member (Professional Engineer Cadre) of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). I have successfully completed the supervision of 28 students at the Bachelor’s Degree level and 3 students at the Masters Degree level. As at October 2019, I have published extensively both at the local and international peer reviewed journals and conferences numbering 82 and 57 respectively with 3 Book Chapters. 

Research Interest

Renewable Energy

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