Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Dr Lanre Olatomiwa

Research Associate in Renewable Energy
PhD, MEng, BEng

Tel: +44 (0)7404 316803

Location: MBG.0.J12, Garendon Wing

Lanre Olatomiwa is a Research Associate in the Renewable Energy sections of the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST). He is a recipient of Commonwealth Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellowship tenable at Loughborough University.

He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Malaya, Malaysia ( Renewable energy specialization), obtained Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering both from Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria.

His experience spans over 10 years in academia. Dr. Olatomiwa is an accomplished scholar of great repute, a lecturer par excellence, a graduate with distinction and an expert in qualitative research. His research interests include; hybrid renewable energy systems, energy management in hybrid systems, Demand Side management, rural healthcare power development and optimization techniques for renewable energy (RE) integration.

He has authored/co-authored over 30 refereed journal/conference papers in reputable ISI/WoS-indexed journals and conferences, and some of his papers have won best paper awards and received several citations. Among which are; Elsevier Atlas best paper award (February 2017), Federal University of Technology Minna, productivity award for highest numbers of publication in high impact journal (2017).

Qualifications

  • PhD – Renewable Energy: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • MEng- Electrical Power and Machine: Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria
  • BEng- Electrical & Computer Engineering: Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria

Key Awards

  • Fellow, Commonwealth Rutherford, UK (2018)
  • Bright Spark International Scholarship Award for PhD study- MALYSIA (2013)
  • Productivity Award: Most Published Researcher in High Impact Journal, FUT Minna, Nigeria 2016)
  • Elsevier Atlas best paper Award (2016)
  • Member IEEE (Malaysia)
  • Member Council of Regulation of Engineering In Nigeria (COREN)
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineer

External Collaborators

  • Federal  University of Technology Minna, Nigeria
  • Energy Institute, University College London (UCL), UK

External Roles and Appointments

  • External Reviewers:  Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT) initiation into Research.
  • Guest Editor: Innovative Researches in Science and Engineering.
  • Reviewer: Sustainable Energy Technologies & Assessments (Elsevier), Renewable Energy Focus (Elsevier), Applied Energy (Elsevier), Solar Energy (Elsevier) , Int’l Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier) , Sustainable Production and Consumption (Elsevier), Energy Efficiency (Springer), IET Renewable Energy Generation (IET), International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley &Son).
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy System (PV, Wind etc)
  • Energy Management,
  • Demand Side Management (DSM),
  • Power Electronic and Conversion,
  • Rural Healthcare Facilities Power Supply,
  • Optimization Techniques for Renewable Energy (RE) Integration

Recent Publications

  1. Hossain, M., Mekhilef, S., & Olatomiwa, L. (2017). Performance evaluation of a stand-alone PV-wind-diesel-battery hybrid system feasible for a large resort center in South China Sea, Malaysia. Sustainable Cities and Society, 28, 358-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2016.10.008
  2. Halabi, L. M., Mekhilef, S., Olatomiwa, L., & Hazelton, J. (2017). Performance analysis of hybrid PV/diesel/battery system using HOMER: A case study Sabah, Malaysia. Energy Conversion and Management, 144, 322-339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.04.070
  3. Hossain, M., Mekhilef, S., Danesh, M., Olatomiwa, L., & Shamshirband, S. (2017). Application of extreme learning machine for short term output power forecasting of three grid-connected PV systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, 395-405 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.081
  4. Olatomiwa, L. (2016). Optimal configuration assessments of hybrid renewable power supply for rural healthcare facilities. Energy Reports, 2, 141-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2016.06.001
  5. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Ismail, M., & Moghavvemi, M. (2016). Energy management strategies in hybrid renewable energy systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 62, 821-835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.05.040
  6. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., & Ohunakin, O. S. (2016). Hybrid renewable power supply for rural health clinics (RHC) in six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 13, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2015.11.001
  7. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Huda, A., & Ohunakin, O. S. (2015). Economic evaluation of hybrid energy systems for rural electrification in six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Renewable Energy, 83, 435-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.04.057

 

Selected Publications

  1. Olatomiwa, L. (2016). Optimal configuration assessments of hybrid renewable power supply for rural healthcare facilities. Energy Reports, 2, 141-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2016.06.001
  2. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Ismail, M., & Moghavvemi, M. (2016). Energy management strategies in hybrid renewable energy systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 62, 821-835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.05.04
  3. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., & Ohunakin, O. S. (2016). Hybrid renewable power supply for rural health clinics (RHC) in six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 13, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2015.11.001
  4. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Huda, A., & Ohunakin, O. S. (2015). Economic evaluation of hybrid energy systems for rural electrification in six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Renewable Energy, 83, 435-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.04.057
  5. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Shamshirband, S., Mohammadi, K., Petkovi, D.,& Sudheer, C. (2015). A support vector machine–firefly algorithm-based model for global solar radiation prediction. Solar energy, 115, 632-644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.03.015
  6. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Shamshirband, S., & Petković, D. (2015). Adaptive neuro-fuzzy approach for solar radiation prediction in Nigeria. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 51, 1784-1791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.05.068
  7. Olatomiwa, L., Mekhilef, S., Huda, A., & Sanusi, K. (2015). Techno‐economic analysis of hybrid PV–diesel–battery and PV–wind–diesel–battery power systems formobile BTS: the way forward for rural development. Energy Science & Engineering. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ese3.71/full

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. Chukwuka Anene, Lanre Olatomiwa, Daniel Akinyele(2017). Techno-Economic Evaluation of Standalone Hybrid Renewable Power System for a Remote Location in Nigeria  Proceedings of 2nd  International Engineering Conference (IEC, 2017) Federal University of Technology Minna. Nigeria  on 16-19 October 2017 . pp.234-243.
  2. Lanre Olatomiwa, Saad Mekhilef (2016) Assessments of Hybrid Renewable Energy System Optimal Configurations for Rural Healthcare Facilities. Proceeding of 4th European Conference on Renewable Energy System (ECRES 2016). Istanbul, Turkey. www.ewres.info/PROCEEDINGS.rar
  3. Lanre Olatomiwa, Saad Mekhilef (2015). Techno-economic Feasibility of Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Rural Health Centre (RHC): The Wayward for Quality Health Delivery. Proceeding of IEEE conference on energy conversion (CENCON 2015). Johor Bahru. Malaysia. pp. 504-509 . (Scopus-cited publication).  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7409596
  4. L. J Olatomiwa, S. Mekhilef, A.S.N Huda (2014). Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Energy System for a Remote Telecom Tower: A Case Study in Nigeria.  Proceeding of IEEE conference on energy conversion (CENCON 2014). Johor Bahru. Malaysia. pp. 243- 247. (Scopus-cited publication). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6967509