Dr Adelaja Osofero

Dr Adelaja Osofero
Dr Adelaja Osofero
Dr Adelaja Osofero


Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 274255
Office Address

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

School of Engineering


Dr Osofero is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Engineering at the 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 (Reinforced concrete and Steel). His primary research interests involve experimental testing and numerical modelling of structures and the behaviour of innovative construction materials. 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

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Programme Leader - 3+1 TNE BEng Civil Engineering (with Harbin Engineering University)

Member - University Decolonising the Curriculum Steering Group

Lead - School of Engineering, Decolonising the Curriculum Group

Member - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Core Group, School of Engineering

Race Equality Champion - School of Engineering

Member- Senate Academicus of the University of Aberdeen (elected)


External Memberships

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

PhD Examiner - Anna University, Chennai, India

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

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

Reviewer for various learned journals

Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

2016 - Aberdeen City Council community star award 


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

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction
  • Construction and the Built Environment

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


  • Construction Materials
  • Natural Fibre reinforced concrete
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Structural Steel Engineering
  • Whole Life Cycle assessment of structures
  • Use of Waste/Natural Materials in Construction


  • Experimental methods (large and reduced scale)
  • Numerical Modelling 
  • Development of design guidance   



Past Research

Graduated PhD students

  • Mahgoub Salih – Behaviour and Design of Fibre Reinforced Soil Bricks (July 2020) - Principal Supervisor
  • Peter Hyman – Structural behaviour and reliability-based design of prestressed stayed columns (July 2021) - Principal Supervisor
  • Emmanuel Momoh - Behaviour and Design of Natural Fibre Reinforced Concrete (December 2021) - Principal Supervisor 

Visiting Student

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

Funding and Grants

  • Self-healing cement for well abandonment and carbon capture - Feasibility study with Resolute Energy Solutions Ltd (2024), £7.5k - Consultancy
  • Development of hemp-based aerogel with PlanetCool Ltd (2023), £5k - Consultancy.
  • Analysis of Diver umbilical connection failure with Hydrodive Nigeria Limited, £3k - Consultancy.
  • Experimental testing of Incinerated Bottom Ash Concrete with Recycl8 Ltd, (2023), £12k - Consultancy
  • Comparative planetology: some pilot investigations from a Mars analogue environment, Internal Funding to Pump-Prime Research and Research Networks,  (2023), £10k, Co-Investigator with Dr Lydia Sam (School of Geosciences), Principal Investigator and Dr Anshuman Bhardwaj (School of Geosciences), Co-Investigator.
  • Development of a Pre-assembled Natural Stone Cladding System with Denfind Stone Limited, (2023 - 2025), £225k, Knowledge Transfer Partnership - Innovate UK, Principal Investigator.
  • Development of Sustainable Alternative Material to Bitumen in Highway and Utility Applications with Redstag Materials Ltd (2022), £5k - Consultancy.
  • Declaration of Performance - Stone Cladding System for Flood Protection, Built Environment - Smarter Construction (BE-ST) (2022 - 2023), £37k Principal Investigator.
  • Development of Affordable Indigenous Construction Materials, Scottish Funding Council (2020), £8k, Principal Investigator.
  • Strengthening academia-industry linkage and research space in the area of civil engineering for food security - Royal Academy of Engineering programme on Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, led by INES, Rwanda. (Total award - £200k, University of Aberdeen portion - £30k). Co-Investigator for Aberdeen part.
  • Natural Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria (PhD Studentship), £49k, 2018 – 2021, Principal Investigator.
  • Development of Design Guidelines for Prestressed Stayed Structures (2017 - 2020), £59k, part of Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) UK, Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Aberdeen, Principal Supervisor.
  • Northern Research Partnership, PECRE Research Award, Behaviour and Design of structural steel and the use of Innovative material (Shaped Memory Alloy) in Structural Engineering applications, £3k, 2016, Principal Investigator.
  • Binks Trust Fund, Research Fellowship to Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China, £4k, 2016/2017.
  • Structural Behaviour and Classification of Historic Masonry Typologies of North-East England - £8k: Research Support Fund for UoA C16 Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2013/2014.
  • Mechanical behaviour of Brick Masonry Structures under Extreme Loading - £6k: Research Support Fund for UoA C16 Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014/2015.

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