Osaze Omoregbe

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher


Addressosaze omoregby

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



Lead Supervisor

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens 

Dr Ahmad El-Kharouf

Research summary

Osaze Omoregbe is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Research. He is currently working on the synthesis of highly efficient catalysts for the conversion of carbon dioxide into synthetic natural gas. Osaze joined this centre in January 2019 after securing a fully funded scholarship by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria in 2018. Prior to this, he completed his Master’s degree at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia in 2017 with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.


MSc in Chemical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia, 2017.

B.Eng in Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria, 2011.


Osaze Omoregbe is a researcher with keen interests in environmental protection through innovations in renewable energy, hydrogen energy and carbon utilisation.

In 2011, he completed his undergraduate degree. During the final year of this degree, he was given a project on the mechanism of atmospheric photooxidation of toluene. The mechanism was studied using both the kinetics of the reactions taking place and the thermodynamics of such reactions. This study was necessary because the photooxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons such as toluene benzene and xylenes when emitted into the atmosphere significantly contributes to the formation of urban photochemical smog and other environmental and health concerns. Through this study, Osaze gained first-hand knowledge of how to conduct research and became more interested in studies that focus on environmental protection, clean energy sources and technologies.

After graduation from his undergraduate degree, Osaze partook in a compulsory one-year national youth service corps (NYSC). In 2013, he was offered a Graduate Assistant job in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the University of Benin after the completion of NYSC.

He worked for two years in the capacity of a Graduate Assistant before securing a scholarship in 2015 to undertake a Master by research program in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia, Pahang. His research was majorly on dry reforming of methane using silica-supported nickel catalyst (Ni/SBA-15). During this degree, Osaze gained experience in techniques for catalysts synthesis and characterization. He also learnt how to design an experiment and properly analyse experimental results.

After the completion of his MSc program in 2017, Osaze went back to his home country (Nigeria) to continue his lecturing job at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin.

In 2018, he secured another scholarship to undertake a PhD degree program at the University of Birmingham, UK and joined the Centre for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Research group in January 2019. He is currently working on the synthesis of suitable catalysts for the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into synthetic natural gas. Other studies include the determination of optimum conditions for high product yield and reactor modification for optimum carbon dioxide conversion.

His future goal is to join a research group or company that is interested in renewable energy, hydrogen energy, and minimising greenhouse gas emission from fossil fuel usage, carbon utilisation, and energy policy.


Osaze's main research interests lie in the following topics:

Carbon utilisation
Heterogeneous materials synthesis for catalytic processes
Hydrogen Energy
Integration of Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell and CO2 Methanator
Energy Policy
Renewable Energy

Other activities


Osaze enjoys reaching out to larger audience through his YouTube channel known as “MyEdugateway”. The main goal of his channel is to show people more explicit ways of doing some technical stuffs such as the use of various computer applications and laboratory practices.

He has also been a Maths volunteer with Action Tutoring since 2019.

Outside academics, Osaze enjoys traveling and sightseeing.

Awards and Scholarships

Winner of "The ERA Skills Doctoral Summer Showcase Images of Research Competition" organised by ERA (Energy Research Accelerator), July 2021.

Featuring of one of his publications entitled “Carbon capture technologies for climate change mitigation: A bibliometric analysis of the scientific discourse during 1998–2018” in the June 2020 selection of the best CCS research by Research Interfaces, June 2020.

Finalist in 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) Competition organized by the University Graduate   School, Westmere, University of Birmingham, April   16 – May 15, 2019.

Fully Funded Scholarship for a PhD program in the UK awarded by The Petroleum Technology   Development Fund (PTDF), June 2018.

Research Grant (Grant No. PGRS 160313) awarded by Universiti Malaysia Pahang, May 2016.

Gold medal from the presentation of one of his research outcomes entitled “A Novel CO2 Utilization Process for Hydrogen Production from Biomass” at the Creation, Innovation, Technology & Research Exposition (CITREX), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 15 – 16 March 2017.

Gold medal from the presentation of one of his research outcomes entitled “Invention of multi-functional modified Ni/SBA-15 catalysts for syngas production from various H-containing compounds” at the 27th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12 -14 May 2016.

Graduate Research Scholarship awarded by Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Feb 2016.

TOTAL/ELF Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Scholarship for undergraduate students awarded by Total Nigeria Plc, Feb 2007.


Aimiuwu G., Osagie E., Omoregbe O. (2020). Process simulation for the production of methanol via CO2 reforming of methane route. Chemical Product and Process Modelling.

Obileke K., Onyeaka H., Omoregbe O., Makaka G., Nwokolo N., Mukumba P. (2020). Bioenergy from Bio-waste: A Bibliometric Analysis of Trend in Scientific Research from 1998 – 2018. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-00832-9.

Omoregbe O., Mustapha N.A., Steinberger-Wilckens R., El-Kharouf A., Onyeaka H. (2020). Carbon capture technologies for climate change mitigation: A bibliometric analysis of the scientific discourse during 1998–2018. Energy Report, 6, 1200-1212.

Osagie E., Aliyu A.M., Nnabuife S.G., Omoregbe O., Etim V. (2019). Exergy Analysis and Evaluation of the Different Flowsheeting Configurations for CO2 Capture Plant Using 2-Amino-2-Methyl-1-Propanol (AMP). Processes 7 (6), 391.

Siang T.J., Singh S., Omoregbe O., Bach L.G., Phuc N., & Vo D-VN. (2017). Hydrogen production from CH4 dry reforming over bimetallic Ni-Co/Al2O3 catalyst. Journal of the Energy Institute, 91(5), 683-694.

Omoregbe O., Danh H.T., Nguyen-Huy C., Setiabudi H.D., Abidin S.Z., Truong Q.D., & Vo D-VN. (2017). Syngas production from methane dry reforming over Ni/SBA-15 catalyst: Effect of operating parameters. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 11283–11294.

Omoregbe O., Danh H.T., Abidin S.Z., Setiabudi H.D., Abdullah B., Vu K.B., & Vo D-VN. (2016). Influence of Lanthanide Promoters on Ni/SBA-15 Catalysts for Syngas Production by Methane Dry Reforming. Procedia Engineering, 148, 1388–1395.

Amenaghawon N.A., Osemwengie S.O., Omoregbe O., & Asogwa U.J. (2015). Application of Experimental Design Method for the Optimisation of Xanthan Gum Production from Pineapple Peels using Xanthomonas Campestris via Submerged Fermentation. Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) 34(3), 491 – 498.