Temitope Baiyegunhi

Institution: University of Fort Hare

Unit & Faculty: Geology Department, Science and Agriculture

Research field: Energy (Hydrocarbon)

Supervisors: Prof Ken Liu, Department of Geology, University of Fort Hare (main supervisor); Prof Oswald Gwavava, Department of Geology, University of Fort Hare (co-supervisor)


Temitope hails from Kogi State in Nigeria. She holds a BSc and an honours degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. In 2016, she completed her MSc in Geology (Mineral Exploration Option) at Nasarawa State University in Nigeria. Over her master’s studies, she carried out a detailed geological mapping of parts of Kurra, focusing on the geology, geochemistry and mineral potential of the area. In 2018, she enrolled for PhD at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), where she will investigate the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of the Bredasdorp Basin off the south coast of South Africa. Among other things, she will explore the impact of diagenesis on the quality of the sandstone reservoirs, and predict the potential of hydrocarbon resources in the area. Her study will generate petroleum models and gauge the potential of rocks to generate hydrocarbons that can enhance the exploration of hydrocarbons in the basin. Temitope likes adventure, traveling, music and general event management.