Olusegun Gabriel Fawole

Olusegun Gabriel Fawole

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Olusegun G. Fawole is undertaking a doctoral research into the impact of gas flaring in the Nigeria oil and gas sector to local and regional air quality. He tracks the long range transport of the pollutant using trajectory analysis. He also undertakes the analysis of remote sensing measurements of aerosol properties in the region to understand the contribution of gas flaring emissions to ambient air aerosol loadings.


  • BSc (Physics)
  • MSc (Engineering Physics)


Olusegun studied Physics at the undergraduate level at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. After which he proceeded to study for a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics with specialties in Environmental Physics. Between his Master’s and current PhD study, he has worked as an Assistant Lecturer (AL) at the Department of Physics, Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U), Nigeria. He is a junior researcher in the Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL) in the Department of Physics, O.A.U.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Dispersion modelling of gas flaring emissions
Professor Rob MacKenzie and Dr Xiaoming Cai


Research interests

Atmospheric aerosols (properties, interactions and atmospheric impact)

Other activities

Olusegun Fawole is an active footballer. He is a scientific volunteer at the Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.


  1. Owoade, O.K., Olise, F.S., Ogundele, L.T., Fawole, O.G. and Olaniyi, H.B. (2012) Correlation between particulate matter concentrations and meteorological parameters at a site in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science, 14(1):83-93
  2. Owoade, O.K., Jegede, O.O., Ayoola, M.A., Fawole, O.G, Bashiru, M.I., Olise, F.S. and Ogundele, L.T. (2013) Concentrations of particulate matter from an iron-smelting plant located along a busy highway in Southwestern Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science, 15(1):31-39
  3. Owoade, O.K., Fawole, O.G., Olise, F.S., Ogundele, L.T., Olaniyi, H.B., Almeida, S.M., Ho, M.D and Hopke, P.K. (2013) Characterization and source identification of airborne particulate loadings at receptor site-classes of Lagos mega-city, Nigeria. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 63(9): 1026-1035
  4. Owoade, O.K., Hopke, P.K., Olise, F.S., Ogundele, L.T., Fawole, O.G., Olaniyi, H.B., Jegede, O.O., Ayoola, M.A. and Bashiru, M.I. (2015) Chemical compositions and source identification of particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM2.5–10) from a scrap iron and steel smelting industry along the Ife–Ibadan highway, Nigeria. Air Pollution Research 6(2015): 107-119
  5. Olusegun G. Fawole, Bolutife Olofinjana, Oyediran K Owoade (2016) Compositional and Air-mass Trajectory Analysis of a Heavy Dust Episode (HDE) Aerosols in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. BJAST 13(1): 1-15
  6. Owoade, O.K., Hopke, P.K., Olise, F.S., Fawole, O.G., Ogundele L.T. (2016) Source Apportionment of Fine and Coarse Particulate Matter in Ile-Ife, Nigeria from 2006 to 2013. Atmospheric Pollution Research (under review)
  7. Olusegun G. Fawole, Xiaoming.-M. Cai, A.R. Mackenzie (2016) Gas flaring and resultant air pollutant: A Review focusing on Black Carbon (In preparation)
  8. Olusegun G. Fawole, James G. Levine, Xiaoming.-M. Cai, A.R. Mackenzie (2016) Variability of optical and microphysical properties of dominant aerosol types at Ilorin AERONET site in West Africa (In preparation)