UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Ademola Odunsi

Lecturer (Teaching)

Ademola Odunsi 


Dr Odunsi joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL in January 2021, and is currently a Lecturer (Teaching), the MSc. Chemical Process Engineering Programme Director and the Departmental Attainment Gap Lead. Prior to joining UCL, Dr Odunsi was a postdoctoral research associate at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, and later taught at Coventry University. Outside academia, Dr Odunsi has worked for over 3 years in the Oil and Gas industry both in the Nigeria Niger Delta and the UK North Sea in various roles including, as Process Engineer and Project Engineer, and for almost 2 years in the Advanced materials industry as a Manufacturing Engineer in the area of Technical Ceramics. Dr Odunsi is a professional member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Teaching Summary 

I teach as part of the Design Team, on the third year chemical engineering capstone design project (CENG0016). This unique module which helps prepare students for the transition from academics to industry, enables me leverage my passion for the subject of chemical engineering and industry experience into bringing authentic chemical engineering to students. I am also the Module Coordinator for the MSc. Chemical Process Engineering Research Projects (CENG0057).



Energy Institute (EI) Prize for MSc. Thesis - The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen UK



PhD Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK


MSc. Oil and Gas Engineering, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen UK

Professional Affiliations  

  • MAIChE – member of AIChE
  • FHEA – member of HEA


  • Odunsi, A.O., O’Donovan, T.S., Reay, D.A. Temperature Stabilisation in Fixed Bed Fischer-Tropsch reactors using Phase change Material (PCM) Applied Thermal Engineering, 93: 1377-1393, 2016.
  • Odunsi, A.O., O’Donovan, T.S., Reay, D.A. Dynamic Modelling of Fixed Bed Fischer-Tropsch Reactors with Phase Change Material Diluents Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2016.

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