Philip Adebayo is a promising researcher specializing in clean and renewable energy technologies. Currently pursuing his PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada, Philip focuses on optimizing solar-assisted geothermal heat pump systems with thermal storage for sustainable space heating and cooling in cold climates. He earned his master’s degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, fully sponsored by the Mastercard Foundation. Prior to that, he obtained a bachelor’s degree with first-class honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria where he emerged as the best graduating student in his class. He is a fellow of the Africa Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders (AFYEL) and currently serving as an Assistant Program Facilitator, dedicating himself to supporting young energy leaders and empowering tomorrow’s energy innovators. Beyond academia and his interest in sustainable energy, Philip is deeply passionate about youth development and supporting access to quality education and opportunities worldwide. He actively engages in various youth initiatives and volunteering activities. Currently, he serves as the volunteer coordinator on the Student Liaison Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, contributing to the advancement of engineering and geoscience professions. Philip’s unwavering passion for youth development led to his selection as one of the 2021 Next Generation Leaders under the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities. Committed to continuous learning and development, Philip is one of the founding members of the Schulich PhD Catalyst Leaders program at the University of Calgary where he is developing essential skills in entrepreneurship, social innovation, people’s wellbeing, and engineering leadership. He is a visionary with the potential to make a significant impact in the global transition towards sustainable and equitable energy solutions.