Dr Oluyemi Jegede PhD

Dr Oluyemi Jegede

School of Chemical Engineering
Local Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow -ATETA ( Accelerating Thermal Energy Technology Adoption)

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Oluyemi Jegede is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow on the ATETA programme.

His main research interests are around energy systems modelling and analysis. He is enthusiastic about the wider issues relating to the adoption of renewable energy and he is always on the hunt for exciting new ways to join the fight for a more sustainable planet Earth.


  • PhD in Engineering, University of Warwick, 2018
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Liverpool, 2013


Oluyemi Jegede qualified with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool in 2013 before going on to complete a PhD at the University of Warwick, looking at double effect waste-heat powered thermochemical heat pumps and how they can help the UK to reach its carbon reduction targets. During his PhD study, Oluyemi completed a series of placements at private and public organisations like Comune di San Giovanni in Persiceto in Italy where he put to practice some of the theoretical concepts and research skills which he had gained during study.

Postgraduate supervision

  • Use of Electrical and Thermal Energy Storage to Meet Demand in University of Birmingham Buildings (MSc Project)


Oluyemi’s current work is focused on the development of robust, modular multi-vector energy systems models, including thermal and electrical networks, with a view to solve a series of research problems such as the following:

  • Identifying the best technical and economic pathways to enable wider deployment of energy storage technologies in local and national energy systems.
  • Investigating links between heat and electricity supply and demand.
  • Sustainable pathways for the introduction of electric vehicles into energy systems.

The models will be primarily based on the University of Birmingham campus as a case study. However, as part of the ATETA project, Yemi’s work also entails using the models to engage small and medium size businesses (SME) in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Area, with an aim to create a positive impact within their local energy systems. One way through which the models could be useful to an SME is in the investigation of the value of energy storage to that business, taking into account location, demand sensitive energy prices and the capital and operating costs associated with the storage.


  • Oyinlola, M., Whitehead, T., Jegede, O.O. et al (2018), Bottle house: A case study of transdisciplinary research for tackling global challenges, Habitat International, 79: 18-29.
  • Jegede, O.O., Critoph, R.E. (2016), Extraction of heat transfer parameters in active carbon–ammonia large temperature jump experiments, Applied Thermal Engineering, 95: 499-505.