Dr. Elijah Damilola Adesanya

Dr. Elijah Damilola Adesanya


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Fiber and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Finland. I started working at the unit as an Intern in 2014 after which I proceeded with my Master thesis in 2015 at the same unit.

After graduation in 2015, I started as a Doctoral researcher working on the valorisation of industrial residues in alkali activated materials and in hydraulic binder as an alternative to Portland cement. I completed my PhD in Process Engineering in 2019.

My current research focus is on alternative cements (alkali activated materials, Geopolymers, hydraulic binders etc.) from industrial residues towards circular economy, and reducing the environmental footprints of cement.

I have published several research articles in peer-reviewed international journals and presented at international conferences. I am currently a visiting researcher at the University of Leeds at Professor Susan Bernal’s research unit, where I will be working on utilization of green liquor dregs as supplementary cementititious material in alkali-activated binders. 

Research interests

My research interests are:

  • Utilization of steel slags in hydraulic binders, alkali-activated binders and in cement clinkers
  • Calcium aluminate rich slag-cement: hydration properties
  • Granulation of industrial residues as aggregates in road construction
  • Alkali-activated materials
  • Alternative activators 
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  • PhD (Process and Environmental Engineering)
  • MSc (Environmental Engineering)
  • BSc (Physics)

Research groups and institutes

  • Materials and Structures