Olumide Ogunmodimu

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Olumide Ogunmodimu is an assistant professor in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a co-funded faculty of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI). Olumide obtained his B.Sc. in physics and solar energy from Bowen University Iwo, Nigeria, and holds a Master’s degree in energy studies and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering (specializing in the areas of comminution and classification in mineral processing) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before he joined Penn State University, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Ogunmodimu’s research spans the complete value chain of mineral processing research. His research specialization explores complex granular flow modeling, including particle breakage and their rheological and electrochemical properties using Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT), continuum formulations of industrial flows, and numerical modeling via the Discrete Element Method (DEM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics. He combines his knowledge of natural science, advanced mathematics, and process engineering to conduct cutting-edge research to foster innovation and ensure sustainable and efficient mineral processing.


Recent Publications

Development of a mechanistic model of granular flow on vibrating screens

Ogunmodimu, O., Govender, I., Mainza, A. N. & Franzidis, J. P., Mar 15 2021, In: Minerals Engineering. 163, 106771.

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Solar thermal electricity in Nigeria: Prospects and challenges

Ogunmodimu, O. & Okoroigwe, E. C., May 2019, In: Energy Policy. 128, p. 440-448 9 p.

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Concentrating solar power technologies for solar thermal grid electricity in Nigeria: A review

Ogunmodimu, O. & Okoroigwe, E. C., Jul 2018, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 90, p. 104-119 16 p.

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CSP technology and its potential contribution to electricity supply in Northern Nigeria

Ogunmodimu, O. & Marquard, A., 2013, In: International Journal of Renewable Energy Research. 3, 3, p. 529-537 9 p.

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