- Dr. Ollie Folayan
Dr. Ollie Folayan is a chartered chemical engineer working in the energy industry and co-founder of the Association for Black Engineers (AFBE -UK). He is an experienced process engineer and combustion specialist with experience in the oil and energy industry.
Ollie graduated with a BEng in Chemical Process Engineering with Fuel Technology from the University of Sheffield in 1999 and then earned a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Fuels and Combustion from the University of Leeds in 2002 authoring five international publications in the field of combustion and engineering.
To date Ollie has worked on Major CAPEX Front End Engineering Design, Detailed Design, and commissioning Projects. In 2018 Ollie Folayan was accepted into the Fellowship of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Ollie has championed successful outreach programmes such as Making Engineering Hot, NextGen (Scotland), Transition and Real Projects and has co-authored three publications on the influence of role models in the transition from academic study to the workplace and on the sustainability of the engineering profession in the UK. Ollie has also been involved with a number of successful community initiatives through organizations such as Shell and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Ollie has chaired a number of AFBE -UK annual seminars featuring key industry leaders and politicians and is a regular speaker at events on varied engineering topics. Ollie has participated in All-party parliamentary group roundtables on STEM education and he is a member of the All Energy Diversity and Inclusion task group set up in 2019 by Oil and Gas UK. Ollie is an avid sports fan and other interests include singing, mentoring and reading on various subjects