Dr Adelaja Osofero

Dr Adelaja Osofero
Dr Adelaja Osofero

Dr Adelaja Osofero


Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs


Fraser Noble Building, Room 265
King's College
AB24 3UE


Dr Osofero is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering in the School of Engineering at University of Aberdeen. He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He specializes in the field of behaviour and design of structures. His primary research interests involve experimental testing and numerical modelling of structures and structural materials’ behaviour. He was awarded the Aberdeen City Council community star award in 2016 in recognition of his work in promoting engineering to local primary and secondary school pupils.


  • PhD (Structural Engineering, Imperial College London)
  • MSc (General Structural Engineering, Imperial College London, Distinction)
  • BSc (Civil Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria, First Class)
  • PGCert (Academic Practice, University of Aberdeen)

Brief career history

  • Senior Lecturer (May 2019 :- ), Lecturer (2015 - 2019)
  • 2013 - 2015: Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Northumbria University, UK
  • 2011 – 2013: Assistant Engineer/Civil Engineer, Atkins/Airport Authority, Hong Kong
  • 2008 – 2011: Research Assistant, Imperial College London, UK

External Memberships

External Examiner, Engineering and Construction Department, University of East London

Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers (AACE) - Council Member (Ex Officio)                                                

Grant Reviewer for the Chilean National Science and Technology Commission (CONICYT).                             

Peer reviewer for journals including: Composites Part B: Engineering; Materials and Structures; Journal of Constructional Steel Research; Engineering Structures; International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation (IJMRI); Safety and Reliability

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

    • Sustainable Structures and Construction
    • Innovative structural materials: Natural Fibre, Advanced and Composite Materials 
    • Buckling and Post buckling behaviour of Stayed Structures
    • Behaviour and design of steel, timber and masonry structures.
    • Residual Strength of Structures

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Composite Materials

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research


  • Use of Waste/Natural Materials in Construction.
  • Innovative structural materials: Natural Fibre, Advanced and Composite Materials.
  • Buckling and Post buckling behaviour of Slender/Stayed Structures

Past PhD students

  • Emmanuel Momoh - Behaviour and Design of Natural Fibre Reinforced Concrete -  Completed December 2021 (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
  • Mahgoub Salih – Behaviour and Design of Fibre Reinforced Soil Bricks - Completed July 2020 (Aim Training Institute UAE) 
  • Peter Hyman – Structural behaviour and reliability-based design of prestressed stayed columns - Completed July 2021 (Kent PLC UK).

Visiting Student

Giulia Benedetti - University of Perugia Italy (October 2018 - December 2018), Behaviour of Repaired Timber Structures.

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My current supervision areas are: Engineering.



Funding and Grants

“Strengthening academia-industry linkage and research space in the area of civil engineering for food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SAICE)” funded by RAEng, £200k, (with £30k for Aberdeen), 2019-2021. (co-I for Aberdeen part, with Prof Alfred Akisanya as PI and 2 other co-Is) In collaboration with 4 universities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Global Challenge Research Internal Fund: Pump Prime (Scottish Funding Council), £8.4k - Development of Affordable Indigenous Construction Materials, Principal Investigator, 2020. 

Petroleum Technology Development Fund, £49.2k - Natural Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Principal Investigator, 2018 -2021.

Binks Trust Fund, £4k - 2016/2017

Northern Research Partnership, £3k - PECRE Research Award, 2016.


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