Rasaq Lamidi



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Research interests

Renewable Energy Systems, Food Security, Cold Economy, Sustainable Waste Management


Rasaq Lamidi has a PhD in Energy (Renewable energy Systems) from Newcastle University, MSc in Carbon and Resource Management from University of Central Lancashire, Preston, the UK and BSc in Food Science and Technology from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He is currently working as Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Cooling, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham on various projects focusing on sustainable cooling and cold-chains.  

Prior to joining University of Birmingham, Rasaq has worked with different industries including Food & Beverages, Energy as well as Waste and Resource Recovery in Nigeria and UK. His recent research and work experiences have been in modelling, designing and deployment of solar and anaerobic digestion systems (stand alone, grid connected, and community based distributed energy systems) but his wider research interest is on Food-Energy Nexus. Rasaq is comfortable with the use of energy modelling tools such as ASPEN PLUS, ASPEN ANSYS, HOMER, RETSCREEN and THERMOLIB.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Renewable Energy System, Newcastle University

Award Date: 10 Dec 2019

Master of Science, Carbon and Resource Management

Award Date: 28 Feb 2014

Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Technology

Award Date: 10 May 2002


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