Friday, January 17, 2014
New Faculty Member - Richard Olawoyin
School of Health Sciences
Occupational Safety & Health Program
Oakland University is pleased to announce Dr. Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CESCO has joined our Occupational Safety and Health program faculty as Assistant Professor. Dr. Olawoyin holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Calabar, a Master of Science in Petroleum and Natural-Gas Engineering and a doctoral degree in Environmental Health and Safety Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. His dissertation is titled Application of Expert Systems in the Characterization and Impact of Petroleum Derivatives on Human Health. Richard is also certified by the National Registry of Environmental Professionals as a Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer (CESCO).
Dr. Olawoyin worked in the petroleum industry as a geologist, geophysicist, safety and environmental health scientist, both in the upstream and downstream sectors. His research focus is on; Human Health Exposure Risk Assessment, NanoEHS, Global Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Statistical Techniques in Health and Safety Engineering, Hazard Management in Nuclear Safety, Cognitive and Environmental Ergonomics, Hazard Management and Systems Safety, Occupational Decision-Making Aspects of Safety and Health, Numerical Techniques in Behavioral-Based Safety, Resource Control and Safety Intervention Methods.
Dr. Olawoyin has received the Society of Mining Engineers: Excellence in Scholarship Award, Africana Research Institute American Red Cross Award, and he was a Penn State 2012 research grant recipient. He has published peer-reviewed articles, six as first author, on; Health and Safety, Energy and Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Drilling Innovation and Environmental Health Sciences. Richard has also presented at national and international conferences on petroleum technology, environmental health, safety, and geoscience. Dr. Olawoyin is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the National Safety Council, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and several other professional societies.