Photo of Dr Sola Afolabi in a lab environment

Dr Sola Afolabi to present Fellowship Inaugural Lecture

The University’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series, organised in association with the Loughborough University Research Staff Association, will continue next week.

Dr Sola Afolabi, from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering will give his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Sustainable biogenic waste valorisation - a call to low carbon economy’ on Friday 6 May at 12.30pm.

This prestigious lecture series showcases Loughborough University’s Research Fellows, who will present their cutting-edge research and outline their career to date. The lectures will offer some insight into the careers of some of Loughborough’s leading researchers.

Dr Afolabi is a Senior Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering. He obtained a First-Class (Hons) BEng in Agricultural (now Agricultural and Environmental) Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria, and completed his MSc (with Distinction) and PhD at Loughborough University.

He has worked on several research and international development projects, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Re-invent (Phase 2 and 3) Toilet Challenge Projects. Currently, he is leading a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Engineering for Development Research Fellowship, awarded in 2019.

In this lecture, Dr Afolabi will describe the beneficial exploitation of standalone, and novel integrated synergic waste conversion processes that render pathogenic/hazardous biogenic waste safe whilst producing clean carbon-neutral energy/soil-ameliorants that irreversibly bind carbon. He will also share his pathway to securing a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Engineering for Development Research Fellowship.

Registration for the event can be booked online on the Fellowship Inaugural Lectures website.