Areas of expertise

  • Renewable Energy

Background

Olalekan received his Bachelor and Master in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids Option) from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria and the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria respectively. In his master’s research work, he focused on the influence of equi-spaced fins on forced convective heat transfer in cylindrical annuli.

Olalekan joined the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in the year 2013 as a young lecturer and has held various administrative positions some of which include Undergraduate Project Coordinator, Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme Coordinator, Final Year Students’ Level Advisor, Summer Coordinator, and Coordinator, Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He has published articles in per-reviewed journals mainly in heat transfer and fluid flow.

Research opportunities

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Heat Transfer

Aerodynamics

Current activities

Olalekan is currently conducting his PhD research work within Cranfield Centre for Aerodynamics in the School of Aerospace, Transportation, and Manufacturing. His PhD work is focused on applying passive air jet vortex generator to control flow separation on blades of large-scale industrial wind turbines. The approach for the investigation is based largely on numerical experimentation.

Clients

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund, Nigeria)

Publications

Articles In Journals