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Olalekan Balogun, PhD.

Chief Technology Officer

Olalekan Balogun is an Educator and Environmental Scientist with over ten years of teaching and research experience in physical geography, peatland carbon science and climate change. He holds a Ph.D. in Climatology (York University, Canada), and has presented his doctoral research findings at various international conferences, with publications in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals. Presently, Olalekan is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto. He is also a Course Instructor at the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. Funded by the Canadian Space Agency, his research is centred on understanding how satellite measurements of carbon monoxide can constrain Boreal Forest fire emissions and improve chemical transport and fire emissions models. Olalekan is a veteran web developer and domain administrator, with solid expertise in motion graphics design, video post-production and instructional design. He is a vibrant, optimistic, and compassionate teacher and mentor who is deeply committed to advancing education in developing countries and supporting charities that provide financial and mentorship assistance to youths. He greatly admires the impactful initiatives undertaken by MT Scholarship and considers himself privileged to be part of this incredible team.