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Areas of expertise

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


Anuoluwapo Samuel Taiwo is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) Nigeria. Anuoluwapo holds 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 he graduated with a First Class Hons. top 1%  and emerged as the best graduating student in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) FUTA in 2014.

Current activities

Anuoluwapo started his 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. Dr Oladele supervised his final year undergraduate research work as well as his Master’s research work. Anuoluwapo worked on the design, construction and performance evaluation of a paper pulping/recycling machine using locally sourced materials. Their findings from the research were published in the Journal of Production Engineering in 2019.

In Anuoluwapo's Master’s research, he 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. He 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. Anuoluwapo developed skills in manuscripts writing, decide on suitable journals for publications and respond to reviewer’s comments. 

In addition to his dissertation research, Anuoluwapo was also opportune to serve as resource personnel for the Advanced Composite Research Group of AMSEN FUTA-Node. This platform provided him with 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 his publishing skills. This position has also helped sharpen his 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 he recently completed is the "Influence of processed natural fibres on the characteristics and morphological properties of reinforced recycled high-density polyethylene composites". Anuoluwapo has 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 at 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. His current research focus is on "Developing a sustainable/ecofriendly material that will substitute and/or replace Asbestos fibre in all its areas of Application".


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