People

CHUKWUNWIKE ILOEJE

Nwike completed his PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2016. His research at the MIT Reacting Gas Dynamics laboratory focused on modeling, thermodynamic analysis and optimization of chemical looping combustion systems. He previously obtained his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2011 after which he worked in Nigeria's power sector designing distribution substations. Before MIT, he studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

JOY EKUTA

Joy graduated in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked as an intern in Chile and Mexico, helped develop a learning program in Israel and Mexico, and teamed up with a local NGO in Jamaica to train and equip teachers with the skills needed to best utilize computers in the classroom and disseminate knowledge within their specific communities. She previously worked as a Technical Coordinator and GPSA Medical Fellow at the Developing World Healthcare Technologies Lab at Duke University where she oversaw projects in Guatemala, Zambia, and St. Vincent. She also worked as the Recruitment and Admissions Assistant at the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs at MIT.

OLUMUREJIWA FATUNDE

Mureji obtained her MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2013. She had her undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University.

Mureji is interested in the role of the private sector in building in-country or regional medical device industries in the developing world. She has developed and explored her interest further through travels to West Africa, a trip to Nicaragua with MIT's D-lab Health, internships in Bangladesh and Switzerland and an independent research culminating in an undergraduate senior thesis and book on medical devices and biomaterials for the developing world.

BABATUNDE ALAWODE

Tunde completed his PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2017. His research focused on material design for carbon capture. Before MIT, he studied at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.