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Olalekan Balogun

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 PhD. in Climatology (York University, Canada), along with an M.Sc. (York University, Canada) and a B.Sc. (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) in Physical Geography. Olalekan’s doctoral research focused on the climatic changes in wind patterns, temperature and surface energy balance over the Subarctic region of Canada and the long-term response of the northern peatland carbon reservoir to global warming. He has presented his research findings at various international conferences and has published several papers in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals. Presently, Olalekan is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physics 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. In addition, he aims to help reduce the uncertainty in Canada’s anthropogenic methane emissions in urban areas. Olalekan 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.