Dr Olujide Samuel Sanni

Dr Olujide Samuel Sanni


I have a good background knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering with BSc and MSc degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Lagos respectively. I obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering From the University of Leeds. I have specifically carried out extensive research in scaling in oilfield dealing with mineral scale problems for the Flow Assurance and Scale Team (FAST) - a joint industry project led by Leeds and Heriot Watt Universities which includes over 20 oil and gas companies. I work in multidisciplinary research teams with collaboration from the industries, exploring real-life challenges to improve understanding and drive new strategies.

Research interests

  • Mechanisms and kinetics of bulk/surface mineral scale formation
  • Inhibition and mitigation techniques in single and multiphase flow systems
  • Enhanced thermal-stability and retention of scale inhibitors for HP/HT environments
  • Development of antifouling and self-cleaning materials
  • Fouling in arduous environments
  • Engineering solutions for scaling in domestic appliances


  • BSc Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • MSc Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • PhD Mecahnical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • MIET
  • MNSE

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Functional Surfaces

Current postgraduate researchers

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