Contact Anuoluwapo samuel Taiwo

Areas of expertise

  • Composites
  • Nanomaterials
  • Smart Materials
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Waste Management and Resource Efficiency

Background

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.

Research opportunities

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.

Current activities

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".

Publications

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