Tosin Oyelakin

Oluwatosin A. OYELAKIN
Permanent Resident (US & Canada)
422 High Street Apt 5• Medford, MA 02155
Mobile: +13392358567
(Willing to Relocate)

Summary of Skills
Environmental Engineer/Engineer Specialist with 5+ years of experience in Air, Water, Waste and health
safety engineering. Successfully developing and implementing strategic environmental programs to ensure
compliance with regulatory requirement through technology development. Experience implementing
standards, procedure or training.
Excellent knowledge of Air compliance (Title V permit, MACT, NSPS) of CAA, PSD/NSR air permitting,
CERCLA, EPCRA, ISO14001, Compliance Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS).
Design expertise in Thermal Swing Adsorption Systems for removal and liquid recovery of hydrocarbon
emissions from crude oil & condensate storage tanks. Well reputed subject matter in aerobic and anaerobic
wastewater treatment systems designs for municipal and industrial wastewater. Hands-on- experience in
using SEM, GC-MS, GC-FID, miniRAE PID and similar chromatography.
Demonstrated ability in scripting in R for multilevel data analysis, Tanks 4.09D, ProMax 3.2, ArcGIS,
ChemCAM software. Proficient in Microsoft office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), ISCO-
Excellent projects management, communication and report writing skills. Proven leadership abilities and
effective team player with respect for diversity.

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering GPA: 3.80/4.00
Texas A&M University, Kingsville Jan.2012 – May. 2016
Research topic: Designed, Developed and Tested Integrated Technology using Thermal Swing Adsorption
(TSA) to Capture and Recovered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Crude Oil and Condensate
Storage Tanks Emissions Used in Exploration of Unconventional Energy Source.

Diploma Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Texas A&M University, Kingsville Jan.2013 – Dec.2013
Main modules include: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Advance Geographic Information
Systems, Remote Sensing of the Environment.

MSc Environmental Engineering Jan.2008 – Jul. 2009
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Research topic: Environmental Fate Assessment of Methylmercury from Coal-Fired Power plants in
Oklahoma Using Computer Models.

Proficiency Certificate in Management Sep.2006 – Aug.2007
Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigeria

BSc Environmental and Agricultural Engineering Sep.2000 – Mar.2006
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Final year project: Design and Development of Laboratory Scale Pulp Digester Using Alkaline ( NaOH )

Work Experience
Graduate Research Assistant: Houston Advanced Researched Center (HARC) Sept.2012 – date
• Developed and tested a bench scale emission chamber for VOCs monitoring from a crude oil and
condensate storage tanks (Sample Obtained from Eagle Ford Shale and Houston, Texas) for crude oil
emission inventory analyses using GC-FID and GC-MS

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• Developed and tested bench and pilot scale Thermal Swing Adsorption Technology ($100,000 project) to
capture and recover toxic vapor emissions from crude oil and condensate storage tanks used in exploration
of unconventional energy
• Performed air quality and environmental compliance tasks, including preparation of emissions inventories
estimations and statistically compare empirical results of the emissions with simulations using USEPA
Tanks4.09d and ProMax 3.2 software
• Characterized VOCs emissions speciation from crude oil and condensate samples obtain from eagle ford
shale, Texas to identify BTEX to VOCs ratio in the mixture of crude oil and condensate sample obtain
using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and GC-FID
• Performs emissions calculations and understands the impact of various operating conditions
on emissions for design and regulatory purposes
• Calculated emission rates from tanks during startup and shutdown activities in order to evaluate
compliance with environmental permit limits
• Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops,
Environmental Health Safety Experience (EHS/HES)
• Executes proper management of hazardous waste management activities from the TSA technology
developed to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company regulations and standards. Ensures
all shipments of hazardous materials and wastes are done in compliance with DOT regulations
• Provide field health and safety support to operations and projects personnel, including the coordination of
on-site industrial hygiene and occupational health programs during field testing of the pilot TSA system
• Ensures all required compliance audits are performed, gaps are communicated and deficiency plans are
developed and implemented
• Writes monthly reports on accomplishments, gaps and improvement plan progress submitted to HARC.

Oil Market Analyst/Research Intern: Magnum Oil Tools International, Corpus-Christi, Texas
Nov.2014 – Mar.2015
• Contribute to development and maintain an understanding of the dynamics of the market within the
regions and shale plays of responsibility to be able to provide quick response analysis in the event of
major market disruptions, describing both the impacts on own geographies and inter-regional implications
• Developed and maintain forecast and historical rig data and activities for different shale’s and regions
• Developed statistical model from real time oil rig data using R programming for prediction of quarterly
Frac tools production and sales

Engineer Aide I: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, MassDEP, Worcester, MA
May – Sept.2013
• Participated in water quality and ecological field surveys by calibrating sampling equipment, obtaining
field samples, delivering samples to the analytical laboratory, and processing biological samples
• Participated in selected biological laboratory activities such as chlorophyll-a analyses, sorting macro
invertebrate samples, algae identifications, and length-weight condition factor in fish.
• Analyzed water quality data assessment using R and USGS DOS program for trend analyses and
preparatory to writing reports on monitoring studies.
• Performed color and turbidity testing for water quality assessment in line with the Clean Water Act

Graduate Research Assistant: Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental, TAMUK
Jan.2012 – Jul.2013

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• Developed the concept-design and report for storm water runoff BMPs (Greenroof) for the cities of San
Juan, Brownsville and Weslaco, Texas for the lower Rio Grande River Valley stormwater pollution
control project.
• Assisted with TCEQ nonpoint source water quality project and Low Impact Development (LID) project
by monitoring the nutrients and bacteria loading responsible for impairing the Arroyo Colorado River.
• Organized and coordinated workshops for preliminary result presentation and experts’ feedback on the
research subject.
• Assisted in using Geographic Information System (GIS) in mapping Best Management Practices (BMP’s)
in different cities in South Texas, to aid easier access by city workers.
• Assisted in the rigging up, rigging down, operation and maintenance of various environmental instruments
used in monitoring storm water runoffs within regional storm water detention facilities.
• Assisted in the analysis of data obtained from environmental monitoring instruments for compliance with
regulatory requirements.
• Trained fifteen students on the use of ISCO Flowlink software for use in flow and nutrient reduction
calculations for wetlands located in McAllen, Texas.

Environmental Analyst- Internship: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection –BRP,
BWP Boston, Aug.2010 – Dec.2011
• Monitored and analyzed information for the Ground Water Discharge CAAP Implementation program
• Assist with environmental sampling including ground water, surface water, soil and water quality analyses
• Developed a groundwater geo-database for monitoring Nitrogen and Phosphorus limit in effluent
wastewater from facilities discharging into groundwater in Cape cod Massachusetts , using ArcGIS 10
• Conducted field data collection to support site investigations and remediation planning
• Geo-referenced and digitized monitoring wells from hardcopy maps and drawings, created and edited
shape files, checked for and maintained spatial accuracy and integrity through multi-step processes using
ArcGIS 10
• Investigated performance evaluation of Innovative Alternative systems (IA Systems) for wastewater
treatment technologies with focus on Total Nitrogen on the Cape of Massachusetts
• Assisted with the environmental audit process for facilities involved in toxic use chemicals in the state of
Massachusetts to ensure compliance with the Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA)-MA
• Prepared and analyzed the 2010 Toxic Use Reduction Planning report for the bureau (BWP)
• Evaluated and estimate the national recycling rate for MSW in the state of Massachusetts

Sustainability Intern: United Nations HQ– DESA, NY-NY Sept. 2009– Dec. 2009
• Participated in the research and development of qualitative in-depth analytical reports on global solid and
hazardous waste management from various studies conducted by other UN-agencies
• Facilitated the generation of the global policy option on solid waste management report to the UN –
Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development Division-Agenda 18 (CSD-18)

Graduate Research Assistant: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Jan. 2008– Jul. 2009
• Assist in performing hands-on work to support on-going improvement efforts of the Waste Water treatment
Plant (WWTP) research by preparing reagent and chemical requires for the students practical class.
• Perform daily operations of the Waste Water Treatment Plant which include making observations,
recording parameters, sampling and analyzing of Total Suspended Solids, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Jar
tests, Conductivity and Sludge Volume Index (SVI).

Mechanical Engineering Intern: Pivot Engineering Company Limited, Lagos, Nigeria
Sept. 2004– Dec. 2005
• Participated in the assembly of transmission systems of Komatsu engine ( D85, D155) for Technodev
Nigerian Limited

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• Promoted safety at worksite by completing weekly safety drills and equipment maintenance.
• Assisted in ensuring that the work environment was incident free through prioritizing of efforts and
decisions on the well-being of individuals; upholding safety and health as an integral part of everyday

International Courses, Trainings and Certifications
Dec. 2013 ProMax- Level 1 Air Emissions Certificate, BRE Inc, Houston, TX
Sour Gas Processing (Bryan Research &Engineering Promax Training)-Houston, TX
Air Emissions Processing (Bryan Research &Engineering Promax Training)-Houston, TX
Utilized Promax simulation software in drawing process flow diagrams.
Utilized Promax simulation software in calculating the amount of flash emissions in the form of
VOCs, BTEX, HAPs and GHGs in the process flow diagrams
Dec. 2012 Certificate of Completion-How to Inspect and Enforce a TPDES Program at Construction site,
Institute of Sustainable Energy and Environment, TAMUK
Mar.2011 HAZWOPER Refresher (Certificate No 87050)
Sept.2010 University of Massachusetts, TURI-EMS Certification, Lowell, MA
May 2010 Roxbury Community College Certificate of Completion in Small Systems Drinking Water
Operator Training program, Roxbury, MA
May 2010 Division of Professional Licensure, Certification for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certificate
of Operator certification of Drinking Water Supply Facilities,

Selected Fellowships, Awards, Honors and Profession Affiliations
2016 Most Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year Award Texas A&M University, Kingsville
2015 President, Air & Waste Management Association Student Chapter, Texas A&M, Kingsville
2015 2nd Prize Award TAMUS 12th Annual Pathways Student and Research Symposium, TX
2014 1st Prize Award for the Best Poster Presentation at Graduate Poster Competition, TAMUK
2013 2nd Prize Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation 15th Annual StormCon S.Padre, TX
2012 Dotterweich College of Engineering Scholarship, TAMUK (2012-2013)
2005 President, American Society of Agric &Biological Engineers (ASABE), UI Chapter, Nigeria.
2001 Recipient of Management Educational Training Scholarship (MET)

Publications and Conference Presentation
Oluwatosin A Oyelakin, David Ramirez (2015) “Evaluation of Thermal Swing Adsorption Systems for the
Removal of Toxic Vapor Emitted from Condensate Storage Tanks” 2015 American Institute of
Chemical Engineers (AIChe),Salt Lake City ,UT on Nov. 8-11,2015.
Oluwatosin A Oyelakin, Lawal Olabanji, David Ramirez (2015) SPE174791-MS “Mathematical Modeling
and Experimental Breakthrough Curves for the Adsorption of Toxic Vapors Emitted from Crude Oil and
Condensate Storage Tanks” Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and
Exhibition held in Houston, Texas, USA, 28–30 September, 2015.
Oluwatosin A Oyelakin, David Ramirez (2015) “Control of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Crude
Oil and Condensate Storage Tanks Using Thermal-Swing Adsorption” 108th Air & Waste Management
Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition, Raleigh, NC on June 22-25, 2015.
Oluwatosin A Oyelakin, David Ramirez (2014) “Quantification and Analysis of Hazardous Air Pollutant
Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration Storage Tanks” 107th Air & Waste
Management Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition, Long Beach, CA on June 24-27, 2014.
Oluwatosin A Oyelakin “Environmental Fate Assessment of Methyl mercury from Coal Fired Power Plants
in Oklahoma” ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database; Publication Number 1469210; Feb

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