Prof. Lukumon O Oyedele
Professor Oyedele is currently the Director of Bristol Enterprise, Research and Innovation Centre (BERIC) at the University of West of England, Bristol. BERIC is a multidisciplinary University Centre established to increase research funding and 3rd stream income generation through business engagement, knowledge exchange and grants from funding bodies such as Research Councils, Innovate UK, EU etc. Prior to this, he was the Head of Division of Project Management and Sustainability Division at Queen’s University Belfast – QUB. He also worked as a Senior Executive Director at Lahn Development (UK) Ltd. and was a Project Director at a multinational company named Sagem SA, France/Nigeria. In terms of his personal research track record, Professor Oyedele has received more than £8.3 million in research funding from various funding bodies. This includes a £2 million grant from Innovate UK to develop a big data analytics platform for simulating and optimising whole-life delivery process of mega projects. Others are, a £1.5 million from EPSRC and Innovate UK on waste recovery information tool for circular economy, and another £700,000 from Technology Strategy Board on Smart Cities Information Modelling for Urban Resilience. He has also secured enterprise/industry-related income in excess of £3 million. Professor Oyedele has written more than 115 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He is on the Editorial Board of five eminent Journals in his field. He has supervised five PhD students and 73 Masters Theses to successful completion. In addition, he has also been a Visiting Professor to many universities in USA, Canada, China, Brunei, Malaysia and UAE. Professor Oyedele has also served on several advisory panels and committees of governments and private organizations in the UK and overseas in the areas of Technological Enterprise, Big Data, IoT, Augmented Reality, Strategic Project Management, Innovation, PPP/PFI Projects, Sustainability, Circular Economy and EU Public Procurement. Beyond work and at a personal level, Professor Oyedele enjoys spending his time with his family, travelling, watching and playing football and lawn tennis.