Temitope Ajayi is a full time Graduate Student/Researcher at the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge USA. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria where he studied for a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Lagos. Thereafter, he earned a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the Petroleum Institute (now Khalifa University of Science and Technology), United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has been an active member of SPE since 2014 and has served in various capacities in the student chapters of the institutions he has attended.
He has research interests in a broad range of technical topics and has worked on topics ranging from carbon dioxide storage, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir simulation and well integrity. Currently, his research efforts focuses on the numerical modeling of coupled thermos-hydro-chemical/reactive transport processes with specific applications to long term integrity of wellbores and residence time prediction of subsurface contaminants. His PhD research is part of a funded research from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Gulf Research Program.
Temitope is highly grateful to the benefactor of this award, Mr. Egbert Imomoh for this motivating reward to students, and hopes to be able to replicate this in the future.