Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola

Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola


  • Seksjon for fornybar energi og skogvitenskap

Muyiwa Sam Adaramola earned his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria, MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. 

He is currently Professor in Renewable Energy at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Ås Norway. In addition, he holds Professor II position at the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Kampala, Uganda. 

His teaching and research activities includes renewable energy (RE) resources assessment (especially wind energy and solar energy), RE-based energy systems, electricity distribution and storage systems, socio-economic aspects of RE-basedenergy systems,and  hybrid energy systems. Furthermore, his research partners are in universities in Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.

He has edited 4 scientific books,  authored/co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and 8 book chapters. See CristinScopusResearchGateGoogle Scholar for his researh outputs.

He is project (academic) coordinator for the following projects:

  1. 'An Institutional Collaboration Program between NMBU, Hawassa University and Mekelle University in Ethiopia. NOK 91 million (¨~ US$8.9 million) (Nov 2022 – 2027) 
  2. 'Strengthening education, research, and innovation capacity in sustainable energy for economic development', a project between NMBU and Moi University Eldoret Kenya (US$ 788 000) (2022-2026).
  3. 'Capacity building in Renewable Energy Research and Education in Ethiopia', collaborative project between NMBU, Wondo Genet College (WGC), Hawassa University, Ethiopia, and Dilla University (DU) Ethiopia, NOK 19.1 million ( US$2.3 million) (2021 – 2026).

In addition, he coordinated the following completed projects:

  1. 'National MRV Capacity Building towards Climate Resilient Development in Ethiopia', collaborative project between NMBU and Wondo Genet College, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. NOK 36.5 million ( US$4.36 million) (2015 -2021).
  2. 'Capacity building to strengthen education and research in renewable energy' at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. NORAD Norway funded project. NOK 8.5 million (US$1.0 million) (2015-2021)
    • Renewable energy technology; Hydrid energy systems; Renewable energy resources assessment; Socio-economic issues of renewable energy systems
  • Currently responsible for:

    FORNY 240 - Energy Distribution and Storage Systems (5 ECTS)

    FORNY 305 - Solar Photovolatic Energy Systems (10 ECTS)

    Currently lectures in:

    FORNY 100 - Energy, Environment and Society (10 ECTS)

    FORNY 300 - Wind and Hydropower - Resources, Profitability and Solutions (10 ECTS)

    Previously lectured in:

    FORNY 200 - Energy Systems and Technologies (10 ECTS)

    FORNY 360 - Renewable Energy System Analysis (10 ECTS)





  • Forskningsprosjekter med nettside utenfor NMBU

  • Education

    BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

    MSc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria          

    PhD., Environmental Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


    Academic Employment

    Nov 2014 – till date: Professor

    Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management,

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Ås, Norway


    Aug 2013 - Nov 2014: Associate Professor

    Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Ås, Norway


    June 2008 - May 2012: Post-Doc Fellow/Researcher

    Department of Energy and Process Engineering

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


    Sept 2003 - April 2008: Teaching/Research Assistant

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


    May 1998 - Aug 2003:  Graduate Assistance/Assistant Lecturer

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria



    Jan 2016 -  till date: Visiting Professor                                 

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana


    March 2019 -  August 2022: Visiting Professor                           

    Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

    Makerere University of Business School, Kampala Uganda


    Sept 2022 -  till  date:  Professor II                          

    Department of Economics/Department of Energy Science and Technology

    Makerere University of Business School, Kampala Uganda


    Oct. 2019 - till date: International Visiting Scholar (IVS)

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria


    Jan. 2016 - till date: Visiting Professor                                   

    Wondo Genet College of Forestry & Natural Resources

    Hawassa University, Ethiopia



    PhD Supervision - Main (at NMBU)/co-supervisor

    1. Saeed Abdul-Ganiyu Performance analysis and enhancement of hybrid photovoltaic /thermal (PVT) solar systems – March 2022 (NMBU)
    2. Yibeltal T Wassie Effects of access to renewable energy sources and technologies on rural household energy use and the environment in Ethiopia- November 2020 (NMBU)
    3. Pablo Ignacio Adolfo Durán Flores A novel framework for coupling mesoscale and steady-state CFD models for wind resource assessment-May 2020 (NMBU)
    4. Denis Dzebre Analyses of model for wind resource assessments in coastal Ghana– December 2019 (NMBU)
    5. David Ato Quansah Degradation of Photovoltaics modules in sub-Saharan Africa climatic conditions- December 2018 (NMBU)
    6. Franz Mühle - An experimental study on rotor-wake interactions of wind turbines.  - September 2018 (NMBU)
    7. Emmanuel Yeboah Osei (2022) - Optimization of wind turbine blade profile for low wind speed application- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
    8. Frank Nyarko (2019) - Modelling interconnections in c-Si Solar Photovoltaic modules for improved reliability in sub-Saharan Africa - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
    9. Adebunmi P Okediji (2016) - Structure of the impinging jet flow. (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
    10. Olayinka S Ohunakin (2014)- Impact of climate change on solar radiation and energy in Nigeria (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
    11. Samuel Maina Ngure (2023)- Performance, degradation, and reliability of solar PV module (Moi University, Eldoret Kenya)

    PhD Doctoral committee 

    1. Sylvia M. Aarakit  (2023) - Productive use of solar electricity by households in Uganda (Jan 2023)
    2. Vincent F Ssennono  (2023) - Households energy poverty in Uganda (Jan 2023)



     NMBU - Main supervisor

    1. Ararsa D Seboka - Assessment and analysis of biowaste and solar energy sources as an Integrated Energy System for selected sectors in Ethiopia.
    2. Blen W Gebreegziabher - Potential biomass resource assessment and valorisation for production of biofuels.
    3. Ephrem M Meja - Assessment of Solar energy resource potential for thermal energy applications in Ethiopia
    4. Meselu T Mellaku - Long-term alternative energy demand scenarios and planning for the Ethiopian manufacturing industry

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi Ghana

    1. Rosa M E Djangba (Role: co-supervisor) - 
    2. Rahimat O Yakubu (Role: co-supervisor) - Modelling and technical assessment of bifacial solar photovoltaic modules at low latitude region. (Other supervisors: David A Quansah(KNUST); Lena D Mensah (KNUST))
    3. Dramani Bukari (Role: co-supervisor) - Enabling sustainable development of decentralised renewable hybrid mini-grids for the electrification of isolated communities in Ghana. (Other supervisors: Francis Kemausour(KNUST) and David A Quansah (KNUST)
    4. Maane Tabuah Ankoh(Role: co-supervisor) - Field Performance evaluation of solar photovoltaic module under various installations and ambient conditions. (Other supervisors: Reuben Tamakloe (KNUST); Lena D Mensah (KNUST))

    Mekelle University (MU) Mekelle Ethiopia

    1. Michael Gebreyesus Bidir (Role: co-supervisor)- Biofuel blending formulation and experimental emission characterization (Other supervisor:  NK Millerjothi-MU Ethiopia)

    Moi University (MU) Eldoret Kenya

    1. Musong L Katche (Role: co-supervisor) - (Other supervisors: Augustine B Makokha and Edwin O Ataro, MU Kenya) (Other supervisors: Augustine B Makokha and Siagi O Zachary, MU Kenya)

    Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Kampala Uganda


    1. Adella Grace Migisha – Reliability of grid systems in Uganda
    2. Brendah Akankunda - Sustainable performance of electrical power companies in Uganda
    3. Muhumuza Ezra Rubanda - East Africa energy market integration
    4. Jennifer Nabaweesi  - Urbanization, financial development and governance on renewable energy consumption in east Africa
    5. Joseph Elasu  - Household energy transition in Uganda

    PhD Committee member

    1. Geoffrey Mubiinzi 
    2. Kato Fredrick Mulongo