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Student Profile: Fabusuyi Akindele Aroge
Sustainable Energy Engineering doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
I am a third-year PhD student in the sustainable energy engineering (SEE) program. My research interest is in leveraging data mining —including statistics, signal processing and computational methods— to diagnose and improve energy systems. Using these tools, I am currently investigating means for improving fuel cell efficiency for zero-emission energy generation.
I had previously completed a master's thesis developing new methods for diagnosing the fuel cell, and it has been exciting to continue that trajectory with the great team at the fuel cell research lab (FCReL) at SFU.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
SFU hosts the FCReL group which offers the opportunity to conduct exciting research in a high-tech environment and state-of-the-art research facility, with strong ties with the burgeoning clean energy industry in Canada and abroad.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
Fuel cells can generate electricity with no emission but water. In a bid to increase efficiency and reduce cost, my research probes the innermost structures of the fuel cell using X-rays to understand its operational behavior.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I have so far enjoyed the untrammeled access to relevant resources for my research, while working with industry partners.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.
I was privileged to have received the TELUS graduate award which has allowed me to focus more on my research.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?
The PhD is essentially trains you to conduct research in your field of interest. The SEE PhD program provides a great environment where your research could lead to innovative ideas in the influential clean energy industry.
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