I am a Chartered Engineer, Associate Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development and Director of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Who is passionate about and committed to bringing positive change in Africa. I do this by facilitating collaborating between appropriate stakeholders, co-creation of sustainable interventions and developing capacity. 

One strand of my work is in advancing low carbon technologies that will contribute to sustainably bridging the wide global energy gap. Another strand explores implementing circular economy principles in low income communities such as building capacity of local skills to engineer and use local materials for tackling global challenges as well as developing processes and products that promote upcycling and recycling of plastics in low income communities. 

I have led  multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, international consortia in writing, wining and successfully executing research projects, such as Sustainable HousingCircular Plastic and Digital Innovations. I  always work with transdisciplinary teams, to ensure that project outcomes are interdisciplinary and cover both technical and social factors. I place particular emphasis on identifying and integrating socio-cultural considerations required for the long-term success of projects in low- and middle-income countries. 

I hold a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Kingston University and a PhD in Sustainable Thermal Energy from University of Warwick. 

I am a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), Member of the World society of Sustainable Energy Technologies and   a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.