Eni Oko

Dr Eni Oko

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering

Qualifications

  • BEng
  • MSc (Cranfield University)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

I am a Process and Energy Systems Engineer professionally recognised (R.Eng) by the Council of Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and an Associate Member of IChemE. I am also a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. I worked as a Process Engineer at Notore Chemical Industries Ltd, Onne in Nigeria before moving to the UK in 2010. I hold a BEng qualification in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria; MSc in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University, UK and a PhD in Process and Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Hull, UK. I have also completed training in research (PGDip) at the University of Hull and in teaching and learning in HE (PGCert) at the University of Sheffield. I had 4 years + post-doctoral research experience at the University of Hull and the University of Sheffield.

My expertise is on the application of Process Systems Engineering approach for energy systems design, analysis and development. During my post-doctoral research training, I worked in different projects funded by NERC, EPSRC and EU Marie Curie with Prof Meihong Wang, a leading Professor in this field, for many years. I also worked directly with collaborators of Prof Wang from the University of Manchester, UK, Imperial College, London, University of Edinburgh, University of Newcastle, Université de Valenciennes, France, South East University, China and Tsinghua University, China to deliver different projects. The results from my work have been published in over 20 academic journals, 4 book chapters and several conferences and workshops (h-index = 12). I have also contributed to articles in the IChemE TCE magazine and editorials of top journals. A publication (Lazic et al., 2014), I co-authored, received the SAGE Publisher’s Best Paper Award in 2014 and the IMechE’s Ludwig Mond Award in 2014.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A new method for scale-up of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture process with packed columns

Otitoju, O., Oko, E., & Wang, M. (2020). A new method for scale-up of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture process with packed columns. International journal of greenhouse gas control, 93, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102900

Study of mass transfer correlations for rotating packed bed columns in the context of solvent-based carbon capture

Oko, E., Wang, M., & Ramshaw, C. (2019). Study of mass transfer correlations for rotating packed bed columns in the context of solvent-based carbon capture. International journal of greenhouse gas control, 91, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102831

Flexible operation of large-scale coal-fired power plant integrated with solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture based on neural network inverse control

Liao, P., Li, Y., Wu, X., Wang, M., & Oko, E. (2020). Flexible operation of large-scale coal-fired power plant integrated with solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture based on neural network inverse control. International journal of greenhouse gas control, 95, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.102985

Modelling of a post-combustion CO2 capture process using neural networks

Li, F., Zhang, J., Oko, E., & Wang, M. (2015). Modelling of a post-combustion CO2 capture process using neural networks. Fuel, 151, 156-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2015.02.038

Neural network approach for predicting drum pressure and level in coal-fired subcritical power plant

Oko, E., Wang, M., & Zhang, J. (2015). Neural network approach for predicting drum pressure and level in coal-fired subcritical power plant. Fuel, 151, 139-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2015.01.091

Research interests

My research involve development of new process designs, energy-efficient process flowsheeting, process modelling, simulation, control and optimization with focus on CO2 capture technologies, energy systems integration and the chemical industry.

Postgraduate supervision

I am available for PhD supervision in the wider areas of CO2 capture, energy systems integration and analysis and the chemical industry. Typical topics include but not limited to:

1. Development and analysis of a catalytic regenerator in the context of solvent-based CO2 capture

2. Large scale integration and analysis of a catalytic regenerator in a solvent-based CO2 capture process

3. Modelling and analysis of a solar-assisted combined cycle gas turbine power plant integrated with a solvent-based CO2 capture process.

4. Modelling and analysis of in-situ CO2 conversion to gasoline grade hydrocarbon for mobile emitters

Awards and prizes

Ludwig Mond Prize 2014

2014

This award was presented to me and co-authors by the IMechE Process Industries Division for our work on CO2 pipeline design for the Humber region

SAGE Publishers Inc Best Paper Prize

2014

This was awarded for our paper titled "Case study on CO2 transport pipeline network design for Humber region in the UK" published in 2014 in the Proc IMechE Part E:J Process Mechanical Engineering

External examiner role

Research Degree External Examiner

2019

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2019