Ose Ebewele

IBET Momentum Fellow at University of Toronto

Ose obtained his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2011 and 2016 respectively. His masters research focused on the optimization of adsorption of heavy metals from aqueous solution using activated orange peels. Ose proceeded to work as a lecturer at the University of Benin engaging in teaching and research, before taking up a position as a research assistant at the Chemical Engineering Membrane laboratory at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). His passion for learning and research informed his decision to begin a Master of Engineering degree at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Toronto and to join Professor Jay Werber’s group, where he currently researches CO2 capture methods. Ose’s PhD research will focus on developing light and CO2 delivery systems for phototrophic biofilm reactors to treat wastewaters and convert them to value added products. This research will enable efficient capture of CO2, and provide more efficient wastewater treatment. It is a collaborative endeavor, as Ose will be working under the supervision of Professor D. Grant Allen and Professor Jay Werber from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Professor Stewart Aitchison from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.