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        oladoyin.kolawole@njit.edu

 

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DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 

Dr. Oladoyin Kolawole

Assistant Professor
John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology 

Education

2021     Ph.D., Texas Tech University

2018     M.S., University of Miskolc, Hungary

2012     B.S., Rivers State University, Nigeria

 

Academic Positions

07/2022 - Present      Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ

01/2022 - 06/2022      Faculty Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor), Hope College, MI

06/2021 - 12/2021       Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas Tech University, TX

08/2018 - 05/2021      Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University, TX

09/2018 - 03/2021      Graduate Student Researcher, Texas Tech University, TX 

Honors & Awards 

2022   Future Leader Award, American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)

2020   Distinguished Service Award, American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)   

About

  • Dr. Oladoyin Kolawole is a geomechanics and geotechnical engineering researcher.

  • He pioneered the “biogeomechanics” concept, which studies the mechanical responses of rocks due to biological-induced processes. 

  • Dr. Kolawole is a recipient of the Future Leader Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).

  • He currently serves on the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering (COGGE) at the U.S. National Academies.  

Graduate Students

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Mary Ngoma

PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Concentration), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2022 - Present

B.S., Civil Engineering, Hope College, Michigan, 2022

Research Interests: biogeomechanics /biogeotechnics; underground energy resources. 

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Prabhakar Khadka 

PhD Student, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Concentration), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2024 - Present

B.S., Civil Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Pulchowk Campus - Institute of Engineering, Nepal, 2022

Research Interests: Slope stability;  mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) structures.

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Alumni

MS Students:

  • Felix Oppong: M.S. Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2023-2024Research Topic: Assessment of wellbore integrity using cementitious materials.

  • Ayushka More: M.S. Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2022-2023Research TopicBentonite applications as an underground seal in geo-engineering.

Undergraduate Student Researchers:

  • Saad Rehmatullah: B.S. Civil Engineering [Class of 2026], New Jersey Institute of Technology, 10/2022 - 12/2023; Research Topic: Soil thermal conductivity measurement for buried infrastructure.

  • Jason Lin: B.S. Civil Engineering [Class of 2025], New Jersey Institute of Technology, 10/2022 - 12/2023; Research Topic: Improvement of geomaterials with geopolymers and underground waste disposal.

  • Larissa Cavalcante: B.S. Civil Engineering [Class of 2026], New Jersey Institute of Technology, 10/2022 - 09/2023; Research Topic: Enhanced geothermal energy.

High School Interns:

  • Trevor Phillips: Ridgewood High School, New Jersey; Summer 2024

  • Anna Kramarchuk: Governor Livingston High School, New Jersey; Summer 2024

  • Tianyi (Ryan) Li: Bridgewater - Raritan High School, New Jersey; Summer 2024

  • Neha Sudarshan: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, New Jersey; Summer 2023

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