Paul Adamu

IBET Momentum Fellow at Ryerson University

Paul Adamu is an immigrant from Nigeria to Canada, who came from a humble family background and feels very privileged to be a recipient of the IBET Momentum Fellowship at Ryerson University.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and a Master of Science Degree in the same field from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. His doctoral engineering research focuses on the application of advanced technologies to address current challenges facing Electric Vehicle (EV) Energy Management Systems (EMS).


In recognition of the urgent need to increase opportunities for equity-deserving groups in STEM education, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) at Ryerson University is proud to offer the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship. Valued at $30,000 per year over four academic years, up to two full-time FEAS PhD students each year will be awarded the IBET Momentum Fellowship who self-identify as Indigenous or Black.

The IBET Momentum Fellowship will help create educational pathways and better reflect the nation’s demographic within engineering. While offering the opportunity to Black and Indigenous students to pursue graduate studies, the new fellowship will also improve the ability of engineering schools to recruit Indigenous and Black faculty members.