Abimbola Grace Oyeyi

Abimbola Grace Oyeyi

Ph.D. Candidate

Current Research Interests

Performance evaluation of Lightweight Cellular Concrete used as subbase pavement layer

Academic and Professional Curriculum

  • Jan. 2016 - Present: PhD candidate at University of Waterloo, in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.
  • Sept 2014 – Sept 2016: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  • Sept 2012 - Sept. 2013: MSc (Eng) in Transportation Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • July 2012 - Sept. 2014: Quantity Surveyor, Crane Homes Ltd, Abuja, Nigeria
  • July 2011 - June 2012: Quantity Surveyor, Dys Trocca Valsesia & Co. Ltd,  Abuja, Nigeria
  • June 2010 - June 2011: Quantity Surveyor, Obelisk Construction, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Aug 2004 -March 2010: BSc in Quantity Surveying from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Award and recognition

  • 2016: Graduate Research Studentship (GRS), University of Waterloo, (ON, Canada)
  • 2016: International Doctoral Student Award (IDSA), University of Waterloo, (ON, Canada)
  • 2012: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, DFID/University of Leeds

Personal Information

Abimbola was born and raised in Nigeria. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in 2010 and Master’s degree in Transport Planning and Engineering from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2013. She started her career as a Quantity Surveyor working mainly in building construction in Nigeria. There, she obtained experience in Building construction management and a little of transportation construction which sparked an interest in transportation and the desire to pursue a Masters and Ph.D in the field.

Abimbola is currently undertaking her Ph.D program under the supervision of Professor Susan Tighe.

Abimbola is interested in sustainable transportation construction and management, transportation accessibility and city prosperity/competitiveness. She enjoys music, meeting people, watching movies and learning.