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Dr Abiodun Jegede Postdoctoral Researcher


Abiodun Jegede

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Abiodun Jegede obtained his BSc in Physics from the Federal University of Technology, Nigeria in 2005. He joined the Center for Energy Research and Development (CERD), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigerian in 2007 as a graduate assistant.

Abiodun was nominated for the Nigerian Prize for Science in 2008 after generating electricity using biogas. He obtained an MSc. degree in Renewable Energy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 2010. In 2011, he won a financial grant (£6,000) for biogas innovation in Nigeria, sponsored by the Presidential Standing Committee on Inventions and Innovations (PSCII).

In 2013, he started his PhD research at Wageningen University, Netherlands after receiving a scholarship (€85,000) from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) During this PhD programme, he started a Biochemical Engineering Laboratory at the Centre for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

In March 2018, Abiodun won a Commonwealth Travel Grant (£6,000) to University of Newcastle. In the summer of 2018, he started working on a project - development of an artificial cow at the University of Oxford.


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Research Interests

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Next-generation biorefinery
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration using microalgae fixation