Abiola Oladeji

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher

Addressabiola oladeji

School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom 



Lead Supervisor

Dr Neil Rees

Research summary

Abiola joined the CDT for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research in October 2018. Her research focuses on the fabrication of multi-metallic catalysts from low concentrations of critical metals using impact electrochemical methods.

Abiola is funded through the EPSRC CDT  in Fuel Cells and their fuels: EP/L015749/1.


BEng Chemical Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, 2018


Abiola graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a first class honours and Zuri Award for best performing student in Chemical Engineering, 2018. Later that year she joined the CDT at the University of Birmingham where she is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Neil V. Rees and Dr James Courtney.


Abiola’s research explores the fabrication of multi-metallic catalysts from low concentrations of critical metals. This process involves the recovery of platinum group metals (PGMs) from recycle effluent streams by employing impact electrochemistry methods for deposition. The impact technique involves the collision of core particles with a suitably electrically-biased substrate electrode. This occurs in a manner that causes the critical metal ions within the solution to reduce onto the surface of the core particle.

Other activities

Abiola enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures through food, music and art.


The electroreduction of oxygen in aprotic solvents
Azrul Azhar, Tshiamo Manyepedza, Abiola V. Oladeji, Ruba Hendi, Neil V. Rees,

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2020