Adekunle Omoniyi

IBET Momentum Fellow at McMaster University

Adekunle Omoniyi is a seasoned process engineer who obtained his masters in Chemical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in England.

He has process engineering experience at the world’s largest oil and petrochemical companies in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, SABIC). His is very knowledgeable about process plant operation, troubleshooting and optimization. Adekunle is a certified HAZOP Leader, certified Risk Assessor, Project Management Professional, Green Belt (Lean Six Sigma), and SABIC energy expert.

After working for eight years in the industry, Adekunle has joined McMaster University as an IBET Momentum Fellow.

McMaster Engineering has proudly partnered with ten Ontario universities to create the IBET Momentum Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

This initiative aims to change the academic landscape within the next five to ten years by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black engineering professors teaching and researching in universities across Ontario. It will also create a pipeline of students who will increase diversity in Canadian technology industries as they enter the workforce with graduate degrees from STEM programs.