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Muyiwa is a Professor of Innovation for Sustainable Development, a Chartered Engineer and Director of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development. Prof Oyinlola is passionate about and committed to bringing positive change to the African continent. He has a strong track record of facilitating collaboration among appropriate stakeholders, co-creating sustainable interventions, and providing support in the development of home-grown solutions to African challenges.
Muyiwa has led multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, international consortia in drafting, winning, and successfully executing research projects cumulatively worth over £5 million. Previous projects have been in areas such as Sustainable Waste Management, Sustainable Built Environment, Digital Transformation, Building Capacity of youths, and improving energy access. Prof Oyinlola consistently collaborates with transdisciplinary teams to ensure that project outcomes are interdisciplinary and encompass both technical and social factors. He places particular emphasis on identifying and integrating socio-cultural considerations required for the long-term success of projects in low- and middle-income countries.
Muyiwa has over 50 peer reviewed academic publications covering a wide remit. Prof Oyinlola holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick. an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Kingston University, an MA in Education Practice from De Montfort University and a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Prof Oyinlola is a member of several professional bodies.


  • 2023–present
    Professor, De Montfort University