I have been teaching and doing research for the past 16 years. I got the Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees at the Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria. In 2007, I secured the Monbukagakusho (Government of Japan) Scholarship to pursue a Doctoral degree in Mechanical System Engineering at the University of Hiroshima, Japan. Shortly after my doctoral degree, I did some collaborative researches with MAZDA motor company, Japan. From 2013 to 2014, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Clean Combustion Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. In 2014, I joined the City, University of London as a Research Fellow doiing a collaborative research with Shell Global Innovations. I left City, University of London in 2016 to take up lecturer position at the School of Engineerng, Division of Mechanical Engineering Manchester Metropolitan University. UK.
My research works are published in reputable journals and have been well cited according to google scholar.I have presented my research findings in many international conferences on subjects related to Fuels, optical diagnostics, computational fluid dynamics and Advance Combustion Engines. I am a recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineers Best Paper award at the 2010 Small Engine Technology Conference, Linz Austria.
I am a member of the Institute of mechanical engineers and a UK Chartered Engineer. In addition, I am a member of the Combustion Institute and Society of Automotive Engineers.
I view teaching not as a profession but a passion. I teach in order to impact knowledge to my students. I want to ensure my students become the best in their chosen field. I want to ensure my students create impacts in any environment they found themselves.
YOU are not a FAILURE because YOU fail, but YOU are a failure if YOU refused to TRY again.
WINNERS are not quiters,. QUITERS are not winners.
I believe a close interaction between student and teacher is very essential in order to make teaching a successful career. Hence by making teaching techniques a dialogue, my students will be able to participate actively in my class. Therefore in achieving this, I ensure to implement a dynamic and proactive approach thus employing what I can refer to as “Student and Teacher” relationships. By applying this technique, I am more receptive and adaptable to students changing needs and also students have a great ability to take an active role in their learning by contributing to discussions and by participating on projects related to the lectures. I believe this is a unique of creating learning processes in students. A good learning process will be initiated when I create a freer academic environment for my students in the course of knowledge dissemination. This I believe will make my students tparticipate actively thus expressing their feeling especially when a particular subject is not clear..
English, Yoruba, Japanese
Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest branch of Engineering that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. It also involve the use of these core principles along with tools like computer-aided design, and product lifecycle management to design and analyze different systems such as manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons.
There are a lot of job prospects of Mechanical Engineering. This include manufacturing industries, Automotive, Aeronautical and Aerospace, Medical Fields, Petro-chemicals to mention a few. Mechanical Engineering is one of the highest paid jobs in the world.
Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Computational Mechanics (CFD)
Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Dynamics- (Focus on Internal Combustion Engine and Hybrid Powertrain Systems)
PhD Current/In progress
1. Pouria Bolourinejad- Model-based Approach to Prognostics for Power Electronic Devices used in Renewable Energy Systems- to be completed in 2020 (Co-Supervision)
1. Muhammad U Munir- Computational Simulation of Non-Evaporating Diesel Fuel in Direct Injection Diesel Engine Conditions- 2016
2. Kane Hatchard- Applying CFD to Access a Concept for Underwater Retrievals using Pneumatic Conveyor.
3. Elliot Moore- A CFD approach into Spray Characteristics of biodiesel and Diesel Fuels under Diesel Engine Conditions- to be completed in 2017
4. Jo Codde- The Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing in North West England: A Case Study of Lancashire- to be completed in 2017
5. Liam Meaney-MCERTS Certification of a Proprietary Effluent Sampling System for use on Nuclear Licensed Sites- to be completed in 2017,
MSc Current/In progress
1. Sandile Mpande- Development of manually operated fire monitor for industrial applications- to be completed in 2018
2. Oscar Yang- Numerical investigations on the effect of piston designs on biodiesel spray formation in direct injection diesel engine- to be completed in 2018
3. Abdullahi- Design and performance evaluation of steam ejector for refrigeration systems- to be completed in 2018
External Examiner- King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Optical and Laser diagnostics of flows
Advance Combustion Systems i.e. Internal Combustion Engines with hybrid systems, Gas Turbines
Renewable/Alternative Energy Sources
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Chemical Kinetics
A. Alfazazi, OA. Kuti, N. Naser, SH. Chung, SM. Sarathy (2016). Two-stage Lagrangian modeling of ignition processes in ignition quality tester and constant volume combustion chambers. Fuel. 185, pp.589-598.
RD. Lockett, Z. Fatmi, O. Kuti, R. Price (2015). An Investigation into the Effect of Hydrodynamic Cavitation on Diesel using Optical Extinction. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 656,
OA. Kuti, SY. Yang, N. Hourani, N. Naser, WL. Roberts, et al. (2015). A fundamental investigation into the relationship between lubricant composition and fuel ignition quality. Fuel. 160, pp.605-613.
J. Zhu, OA. Kuti, K. Nishida (2013). An investigation of the effects of fuel injection pressure, ambient gas density and nozzle hole diameter on surrounding gas flow of a single diesel spray by the laser-induced fluorescence–particle image velocimetry technique. International Journal of Engine Research. 14(6), pp.630-645.
OA. Kuti, J. Zhu, K. Nishida, X. Wang, Z. Huang (2013). Characterization of spray and combustion processes of biodiesel fuel injected by diesel engine common rail system. Fuel. 104, pp.838-846.
OA. Kuti, K. Nishida, J. Zhu (2013). Experimental studies on spray and gas entrainment characteristics of biodiesel fuel: Implications of gas entrained and fuel oxygen content on soot formation. Energy. 57(C), pp.434-442.
X. Wang, Z. Huang, W. Zhang, OA. Kuti, K. Nishida (2011). Effects of ultra-high injection pressure and micro-hole nozzle on flame structure and soot formation of impinging diesel spray. Applied Energy. 88(5), pp.1620-1628.
X. Wang, Z. Huang, OA. Kuti, W. Zhang, K. Nishida (2011). An experimental investigation on spray, ignition and combustion characteristics of biodiesels. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 33(2), pp.2071-2077.
J. Zhu, K. Nishida, OA. Kuti, S. Moon (2011). QUANTITATIVE ANALYSES OF FUEL SPRAY-AMBIENT GAS INTERACTION BY MEANS OF LIF-PIV TECHNIQUE. Atomization and Sprays. 21(6), pp.447-465.
OA. Kuti, WG. Xiangang, W. Zhang, K. Nishida, ZH. Huang (2010). Characteristics of the ignition and combustion of biodiesel fuel spray injected by a common-rail injection system for a direct-injection diesel engine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 224(12), pp.1581-1596.
OA. Kuti, W. Zhang, K. Nishida, X. Wang, Z. Huang (2010). Effect of Injection Pressure on Ignition, Flame Development and Soot Formation Processes of Biodiesel Fuel Spray. SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. 3(2), pp.1057-1070.
X. Wang, OA. Kuti, W. Zhang, K. Nishida, Z. Huang (2010). Effect of Injection Pressure on Flame and Soot Characteristics of the Biodiesel Fuel Spray. Combustion Science and Technology. 182(10), pp.1369-1390.
X. Wang, Z. Huang, OA. Kuti, W. Zhang, K. Nishida (2010). Experimental and analytical study on biodiesel and diesel spray characteristics under ultra-high injection pressure. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. 31(4), pp.659-666.
RD. Lockett, Z. Fatmi, O. Kuti An investigation into the effect of Hydrodynamic Cavitation on Diesel using Optical Extinction.
R. Lockett, Z. Fatmi, O. Kuti, R. Price (2016). An Optical Characterization of the Effect of High-Pressure Hydrodynamic Cavitation on Diesel. In: SAE Technical Paper Series.
OA. Kuti, A. Alfazazi, SM. Sarathy Two Stage Lagrangian Modeling of Diesel Spray Combustion.
O. Kuti, K. Nishida, M. Sarathy, J. Zhu Fuel Spray Combustion of Waste Cooking Oil and Palm Oil Biodiesel: Direct Photography and Detailed Chemical Kinetics. In: SAE Technical Paper Series.
OA. Kuti Ignition Process of Palm oil Biodiesel and Diesel Fuels using a Two Stage Lagrangian Approach.
A. Alfazazi, M. Sarathy, OA. Kuti (2015). Modelling Ignition Processes of Palm Oil Biodiesel and Diesel Fuels Using a Two Stage Lagrangian Approach. In: SAE Technical Paper Series.
OA. Kuti, M. Sarathy, K. Nishida, W. Roberts (2014). Numerical Studies of Spray Combustion Processes of Palm Oil Biodiesel and Diesel Fuels using Reduced Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms. In: SAE Technical Paper Series.
OA. Kuti, J. Zhu, K. Nishida, X. Wang, Z. Huang (2012). Spray, ignition and combustion characteristics of biodiesel and diesel fuels injected by micro-hole nozzle under ultra-high injection pressure. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Modeling and Diagnostics for Advanced Engine Systems, COMODIA 2012. pp.674-679.
OA. Kuti (2012). PIV Study on Flow Fields of Spray and Surrounding Gas under Non-Evaporating and Evaporating Conditions.
OA. Kuti (2012). Effects of Ultra-High Injection Pressure, Micro-hole Nozzle and Fuel Properties on Spray and Combustion Processes of Biodiesel Fuel.
J. Zhu, OA. Kuti, K. Nishida (2011). Effects of Injection Pressure and Ambient Gas Density on Fuel - Ambient Gas Mixing and Combustion Characteristics of D.I. Diesel Spray. In: SAE Technical Paper Series.
K. Nishida, W. Zhang, OA. Kuti (2009). Characteristics of mixture, ignition and combustion of diesel spray injected by micro-hole nozzle under ultra-high injection pressure. In: 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2009.
1. Reviewer- FUEL.
2. Reviewer- Applied Thermal Engineering.
3. Reviewer- SAE conference proceedings.
1. Knowledge and Transfer Partnership with GJD Manufacturing Manchester on Laser Security Systems- £211,560. 2017-2020
2. Engineering and Materials Research Centre fund for Engine test bench instrumentation- £3000. 2017
3. Contributed to the acquisition of the KAUST Competitive Research Fund (($250,000 p.a. for 6 years) on combustion of Low Grade Fuels.- 2014
1. Collaboration researchwith MAZDA motor company on the next generation Diesel spray and combustion system using newgeneration piezo injectors. 2011-2012
2. Collaboration research with SAUDI ARAMCO on Autoignition Processes of PrimaryReferenceFuels andFuels forAdvance Combustion Engines. 2013-2014
3. Collaboration research with Shell Global Solutions UK on effect of Fuel Injection Equipment on the Stability of Diesel fuels. 2014-2016
4. Knowledge and Transfer Partnership with GJD Manufacturing Manchester on laser security systems. 2017-2020
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), UK:Consultancy on Fuel Performance worth £5000, 2017.
1.. Open day activities for the school’s recruitment
2. Outreach activities in primary and secondary schools within Manchester.
1. GJD Manufacturing Manchester