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Adeola Adediran

Additive Manufacturing for Energy

Biography

Supervising Faculty: Lonnie Love, Andrzej Nycz, Mark Noakes

Adeola Adediran earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2012. For her undergraduate thesis, she worked on an independent project to design a remote control system for large industrial machinery. In 2011, she joined Chevron Nigeria briefly as an Instrumentation intern working on production platform control instruments, particularly piezoelectric sensors and transmitters installed on off-shore platforms.

Her primary research interest is incorporating innovations in robotics and automation technologies into manufacturing to tackle the problem of energy inefficiency in the industry, through the use of deep machine learning and advanced telerobotics.

She is currently working with Lonnie Love at the National Transportation Research Center (NTRC) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on exploring the possibility of large scale metal additive manufacturing using welding processes, while at the same time incorporating a semi-autonomous 7 Degree-of-Freedom robot manipulator to provide positioning of the welding end-effector.


Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering – University of Lagos, Nigeria


Professional Service

Adeola is also very passionate about high school STEM education for girls, and has participated in a number of outreach activities:

  • Volunteer Moderator - East TN Middle School Science Bowl (January 2016)
  • Founder, Young Girls in Engineering (YGE) Project – aimed at encouraging young female students to embrace fields of engineering and technology, with special training on simple robotics and industrial automation. (April 2013)
  • Google Student Ambassador, University of Lagos, Nigeria (February 2011 – May 2012)
    • Liaison between Google Nigeria and the student community
    • Mentored students enrolling for Google scholarships for female STEM students

Awards and Recognitions

  • Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) - U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria (April 2013 – March 2014)
  • Representative (Nigeria), U.S Department of State in the International Visitor Leadership Program, Women in STEM Fields, 2014
  • Valedictorian Award, Computer Engineering, University of Lagos, 2012
  • Best Female Graduating Student in  Nigerian Universities Award, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), 2012
  • University of Lagos Endowment Award for Scholastic Students (2008)
  • Only female student selected to represent the University at the Chevron Facilities Engineering Internship, 2011
  • Recipient, Google EMEA conference grant for female computer scientists (March 2012)

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