Oladoyin Kolawole, Ph.D.
John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
2021 Ph.D., Texas Tech University
2018 M.S., University of Miskolc, Hungary
2012 B.S., Rivers State University, Nigeria
07/2022 - Present Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
01/2022 - 06/2022 Faculty Fellow (Visiting Faculty), 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)
Dr. Kolawole is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His unique interdisciplinary research integrates rock mechanics and geo-engineering, and sometimes with biotechnology, to investigate the deformation and failure of geomaterials (rock and soil) in response to changes in stress, pressure, and temperature, including its applications to geo-systems, sustainability, energy, and the environment. He previously took part in the highly rated “Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration” (RECS) program of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Ph.D. Student in Civil Engineering
Mary is a Ph.D. Student in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NJIT. She earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Hope College, Michigan, and has published two peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on structural monitoring and control of geo-infrastructure with application to earthquake engineering. Mary is interested in biogeomechanics and geo-engineering with applications to sustainability, energy, and the environment. She is passionate about climate-change mitigation and Machine Learning (ML), and she also enjoys painting and traveling.
MS Student in Civil Engineering
Ayushka is currently an MS Student in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NJIT. Ayushka earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Saraswati College of Engineering, India. She is interested in the experimental study and numerical modeling of multiscale failure processes in geomaterials.
Larissa is pursuing a BS/MS degree in Civil Engineering in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NJIT. Larissa is also a student at Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT. She is passionate about rock mechanics and its application to address various geotechnical-related problems.
Jason is pursuing a BS degree with a major in Civil Engineering and plans to minor in Environmental Engineering in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NJIT. Jason is also a student at Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT. Given the importance of soil and rock mechanics in civil and environmental engineering, Jason aims to delve deeper into the science and research of geotechnical engineering.
Saad is a BS Civil Engineering student at NJIT and also on the City Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) honors educational track. With a strong background and ongoing experience working for accredited geo-testing companies, he hopes to continue advancing his knowledge and understanding of geomaterials (rock and soil) by incorporating rock mechanics. Saad also maintains positions as Vice President of the NJIT ASCE Student Chapter and Student Ambassador to the CEE department at NJIT.