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I studied physics major as an undergraduate, took several courses on energy sources, direct energy conversion, and renewable energy. These built my interest in renewable energy and power generation. Also, during my internship and briefly after graduation, I worked at Dammuel Integrated Power Solutions, Ibadan. There we designed, troubleshot, and installed solar and inverter systems. One of the projects we handled was installing a backup power supply for University College Hospital, Ibadan. We traveled to towns and cities, installing solar and inverter systems. I saw firsthand the effect of carbon emissions on the environment, especially at Port-Harcourt city. The soot was visible. I begin to think and study possible solutions to such environmental pollution. I read various journals and research papers on carbon capture and storage. Most of the journals I read, used the amine scrubbing process developed by Bottoms (1930). Many new innovations have been added to the quest, including creating a synthetic photosynthesis process. But all these processes are energy-intensive, therefore reducing efficiency by more than 35%.
My focus, when given the study privilege would be on reducing energy intensities in these processes and onboard capture solutions for mobile sources. The relevance of this is in line with global carbon emissions reduction initiatives and with our NNPC Renewable Energy Division mandate.
As a member of a Non-Governmental Organization, I was privileged to travel and engage with rural communities in dire need of electrical power, especially for cooking. The use of wood also contributes to carbon emissions and encourages deforestation. My solution is creating a solar-powered induction cooker that would help rural communities, reduce carbon emissions due to the burning of wood. In the urban areas, it would reduce energy dependence on the national grid. My passion led me to apply for the I-FAIR 2021 (Innovative Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers). Though my project was not selected yet, I felt the love for the project idea through their response.
All these dreams and projects have made me carefully select three universities: Heriot-Watt University is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry. I choose Renewable energy engineering because it gives me the opportunity of developing and implement creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy, especially in the capture, conversion, storage, and management.
I have developed skills in software development, data science, and web development. I have engaged in several projects including designing a school management system, school offline library that was loaded in a flash drive and distributed to school children. I want to expand my IT skill in the energy industry, and that's why I have chosen "IT for the oil and gas industry" at Robert Gordon University among the choices I made. Taking this course will make me become proficient in the use of modern software tools and environments and have the ability to integrate the use of tools and techniques in the framework of an appropriate development methodology to develop high-quality software solutions.
I have also chosen Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management, at Newcastle University.
Upon graduation, I would assemble a group of a like-minded, passionate team, to help me fulfill my dream of efficient carbon capture and developing energy-efficient devices, most especially the Solar-powered induction stove. Though, I understand that correct business planning procedures must be followed.