Contact Anuoluwapo samuel Taiwo
Areas of expertise
- Smart Materials
- Sustainable Manufacturing
- Waste Management and Resource Efficiency
I am Anuoluwapo Samuel TAIWO, Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) Nigeria. I hold a M.Eng. degree in Advanced Materials Engineering with Distinction from FUTA Nigeria in 2018 and B.Eng. degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the same institution where I graduated with a First Class Hons. top (1%) of my class and emerge as the best graduating student in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) FUTA in 2014.
I started my research career in 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. I. O. Oladele
at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal
University of Technology Akure. He supervised my final year undergraduate
research work as well as my Master’s research work. I worked on the design,
construction and performance evaluation of a paper pulping/recycling machine using
locally sourced materials. Our findings from the
research were published in the Journal of Production Engineering in 2019.
In my Master’s research, I developed a unique and multi-functional grinding machine for Polymer Matrix Composite (PMCs). This research was conceived as a result of the hydrophilic nature of natural fibres causing them to agglomerate within the Composite. I was able to successfully carry out design calculations, develop formulation ratios, produce fibre reinforced polymer matrix composite using the hand lay-up technique, interpret results from tensile and flexural tests and also conduct water absorption test on the developed composite. I developed skills in manuscripts writing, decide on suitable journals for publications and respond to reviewer’s comments.
In addition to my dissertation research, I was also opportune to serve
as resource personnel for the Advanced Composite Research Group of AMSEN
FUTA-Node. This platform provided me the opportunity to gain practical
laboratory experience on material synthesis, fabrication and characterization,
material property testing and evaluation, graphical analysis of results as well
as honing my good writing and publishing skills. This position has also helped
sharpen my communication and interpersonal skills through interaction with
staff and students and providing assistants to both the undergraduate and
postgraduate students carrying out their research on composite development. One
of the research that I've recently completed is the "Influence of processed natural fibers
on the characteristics and morphological properties of reinforced recycled
high-density polyethylene composites". I have
also worked on the performance integrity of recycled waste plastics obtained
from the injection moulding techniques under the
auspices of a project from the AMSEN FUTA-Node, a Carnegie IAS Regional
Initiative in Science and Education (RISE} Network.
Anuoluwapo Samuel TAIWO is currently a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University United Kingdom, he works at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure. Samuel does research in Development of Composites Materials, Materials Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Natural Fibres Reinforced Composite and Biomaterials, Manufacturing of Fiber Cement Boards etc. My current research focus is on "Developing a sustainable/ecofriendly material that will substitute and/or replace Asbestos fibre in all its areas of Application".
Articles In Journals
- Oladele IO, Taiwo AS, Okegbemi TA, Adeyemi MA & Balogun SO (2021) Influence of processed waste bagasse fiber-stone dust-6063 aluminum alloy particle on the characteristics of hybrid reinforced recycled HDPE composites, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Available online 09 May (4).
- Daramola OO, Taiwo AS, Oladele IO, Olajide JL, Adeleke SA, Adewuyi BO & Sadiku ER. (2020) Mechanical properties of high density polyethylene matrix composites reinforced with chitosan particles, Materials Today: Proceedings, 38 (2) 682-687.
- Taiwo AS, Egbodion EO, Adediran AA, Shittu SA, Balogun SO & Adesina OS. (2020) Mechanical properties and water-absorption characteristics of selected natural fibers as a replacement for asbestos, Materials and Technology, 55 (1) 97-104.