Dr. Kingsley Oluah

Dr. Kingsley Oluah     Research Associate

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK



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Kingsley obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, and his Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, South-Africa. His research interests are mainly focused on design, analysis and optimization of renewable energy systems. A major niche of his research activities is on the development of autonomous energy systems to enhance utilization. He has worked on a couple of interesting projects such as the modelling of electricity generation potential of PV systems in Nigeria, numerical modelling of a multi-storey still in transient mode. A major highlight of his doctoral studies was the development of a hybrid model for integrating phase change materials in buildings for passive heating and cooling applications.
He is currently a Research Associate with the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University and his studies will focus on the upscaling of smart local energy systems.


Research Interests:

Kingsley’s main research areas are Low carbon technology, Numerical modelling, CFD, Molecular dynamics.  



  1. Oluah Chukwumaobi.K, E.T. Akinlabi, Howard O. Njoku, “Selection of phase change materials for improved performance of Trombe wall systems using the entropy weight and TOPSIS methodology”. Energy and Building (2020).
  2. Oluah Chukwumaobi.K, E.T. Akinlabi, Howard O. Njoku. CFD study on performance of n-octadecane (PCM) Doped with graphene nanoparticles as a potential thermal energy storage medium for Trombe walls. Lecture notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer publication (2020).
  3. Onyishi H.O and Oluah Chukwumaobi.K . Effect of stretch ratio on the induced crystallinity and mechanical properties of biaxially stretched PET. Phase Transitions (2020).
  4. Oluah Chukwumaobi.K, E.T. Akinlabi, Howard O. Njoku. “A concise review of nano-enhanced phase change materials for cooling applications in buildings”. lecture notes in mechanical engineering. Springer publication (2019).